Who are we?
School social workers work collaboratively with other clinicians and school personnel to promote the overall well-being and success of students. This includes academic, social, emotional and physical well-being at school and at home.
Reasons we may become involved:
Experiencing big feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, etc.)
Student or family is requiring community resources
Experiences of trauma or abuse
Experiencing difficult things including bullying, divorce, loneliness, loss
Changes in behaviour
Difficult life transitions
What we do?
School Social Workers work collaboratively with students, school teams, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive environments at school and at home. School Social Workers work to find the best solutions for students who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties at school, home or community.
Supports for students:
One-to-one support or counselling
Consultation with school teams
Assist with development of student specific school plans
Connect with community resources
Supports for families:
Support and counselling
Facilitating communication between home and school
Help strengthen family connections
Information sessions on various topics
Connect with community resources
Professional development sessions for division staff
Consultation and collaboration
Prevention and wellness promotion programs and presentations
Coordination of services (school division, school, family, outside services, community agencies)
If there are concerns, a referral may be the best option to help work through issues. Accessing social work services can be done by contacting your school and discussing with the school team to see if a school social work referral would be the right fit. School social workers often work closely with school guidance counsellors and the school student services team.
Community Services and Resources
Crisis Line Phone: (204) 346-0028
Phone: (204) 326-6062
Address: Box 3130 Steinbach, MB, R5G 1P5
Counselling and services for women and children through non-residential program (you do not have to stay in the shelter to receive these services)
Children’s program with play therapy and children counselling follow-up services
Outreach services to south Eastman communities.
Aulneau Renewal Centre
Phone: (204) 987-7090
Address: 228 Hamel Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Includes attachment services, child/family counselling programs, movement therapy, adult counselling, and satellite programs.
Sliding payment scale.
Aurora Family Therapy Centre
Phone: (204) 786-9251
Address: 5th floor – 491 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB
Counselling for families, individuals, relationships, newcomers, and grief with issues such as: communication issues, parenting, blended and step family issues, separation/divorce, sibling rivalry, grief/loss, launching teens, impacts of trauma and illness, anger, school issues, extended family issues, and more.
Crocus Counselling Centre
Phone: (204) 326-9353
Address: 2 – 581 Main Street, Steinbach MB
Provides counselling for abuse, marriage and relationship, and bereavement
$60.00 including G.S.T. for a 50-minute session.
Kids Help Phone
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6868
Anonymous and Confidential.
Phone: (204) 783-5460
Address: 104 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg MB
Free individual and group counseling for women sexually abused in childhood or adolescence.
Manitoba Suicide Line (24 Hours)
Toll Free: 1-877-435-7170
Counseling/info for persons thinking about or affected by suicide.
204-949-477 or 1-888-383-2776
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Phone: (204) 786-0987 or Toll Free: 1-800-263-1460
Address: 100-4 Fort Street
support and recovery to those affected by mood disorders and their friends, families, caregivers and supporters.
New Directions Counselling Program
Phone: (204) 786-7051
Address: 55 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg MB
Will provide family therapy for families in rural Manitoba
Services are FREE.
Recovery of Hope – Steinbach, Niverville and Altona Office
Toll Free: 1-866-493-6202
Provides counseling for individuals, couples, families, marriage counseling
Counseling for couple, family relationship issues, parenting, depression, abuse/abuse recovery, addictions, low self esteem, stress management, confusing/strong feelings, adjusting to a new stage of life, work difficulties, personal growth, or spiritual issues
Sliding fee scale.
Turning Point Youth and Family Counseling
Phone: (204) 669-4290
Address: 289 Main Street, Niverville MB, R0A 1E0
Niverville counseling sessions are booked through the Winnipeg office, and daytime appointments are available 1 – 2 days per week
Offers practical help and hope for teenagers, families, couples, and individuals, by way of professional and affordable counseling services. (See website for list of types of counseling offered).
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, Red River Valley School Division
Phone: (204)-746-2612 Ext. 3293
Provides prevention, education and treatment programs for people with issues related to the use of alcohol, and other drugs or with gambling
Offer information and education programs on recognition, treatment and prevention of problems with alcohol, drugs, and gambling
Conducts evaluation on addiction issues.
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, Morden Office
Areas Served: Altona, Carman, Manitou, Miami, Morden, Pilot Mound, Sanford, Winkler
Phone: (204) 822-1296
Address: 108 8th Street, Unit B, Morden MB R6M 1Y7
Crown agency committed to serving individuals and their families with a range of addiction related issues.
Provides addiction treatment and services and public education.
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, South Eastman Office
Areas Served: Dominion City, Emerson (in central), Emerson (in Eastman); La Broquerie, Letellier, Morris, Niverville, St.Adolphe, St.Pierre-Jolys, Ste. Anne
Phone: (204) 326-7724
Address: 365 Reimer Ave. Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0
Provides prevention, education and treatment programs for people with issues related to the use of alcohol, and other drugs or with gambling.
Offer information and education programs on recognition, treatment and prevention of problems with alcohol, drugs, and gambling.
Conducts evaluation on addiction issues.
Al-Anon Central Services
Areas Served: Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario.
Address: Varies by location
Young al-anon member, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking
Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-anon members who help the group to stay on track
Alateens come together to share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
Learn effective ways to cope with problems
Encourage one another.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
Phone: (204) 925-0600
Toll Free: 1-800-805-0600
Provides education, support and information sessions.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morden/Winkler
Phone: (204) 325-9707
Address: 245 Main Street, Winkler MB, R6W 4A6
Establishes quality adult/child friendships for families in need
Partners youth with mentors such as big brothers, big sisters and couples
Runs in-school and teen in-school mentoring programs
Offers group mentoring programs with Go Girls! And Kicks for Kids.
Child and Adolescent Treatment Centre (CATC)- Brandon
Toll Free: 1-866-403-5459
Address: 1 240 – 10th Street, Brandon MB
Provides mental health services to children, adolescents and their families
Services include: mental health assessments and treatment, crisis stabilization, individualized treatment plans, therapy and education
Must be triaged at local emergency room before admittance.
Community Mental Health Program
Phone: (204) 346-7018
Address: Access office.
Community Mental Health Services
Southern Health (https://www.southernhealth.ca/finding-care/find-a-service/mental-health/)
Centralized Intake – Youth Addictions Service
Involuntary/Voluntary detention and short term stabilization for youth causing serious self-harm through their substance abuse.
Child and Family Services – Eastman
Toll Free: 1-866-862-9782
Phone: (204) 346-6390
Helps to ensure that families and communities provide for the safety and well-being of their children.
Eastman Employment Services
Phone: (204) 346-4099
Address: 395 Main Street, Steinbach MB
Assists individuals with disabilities such as physical, social, developmental, learning or mental health issues.
Eastman Immigration Services
Phone: (204) 346-6609
Address: D4-284 Reimer Avenue, Steinbach MB
Assist new immigrants settling in the area, reception and orientation services such as school registration, obtaining social insurance number
Translation and interpretation services for newcomers, access to community resources and employment and career counseling.
Phone: (204) 326-5437
Address: 21 Loewen Boulevard, Steinbach MB
Faith-based mental health and wellness organization.
Employment and Income Assistance – Steinbach Office
Phone: (204) 346-6390
Address: 242 – 323 Main Street, Steinbach MB, R5G 1Z2
Provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families.
Includes benefits from the Rent Assist program that helps with housing costs.
Helping Hands Food Bank - Steinbach
Phone: (204) 326-2599
Address: 525 Main Street, Steinbach MB, R5G 0L5
Provides food assistance to those in-need
Operates every other Wednesday between 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Must provide Medical # and income information.
Helping Hands Food Bank – Niverville
Phone: (204) 392-5699
Address: 85 2nd Street South, Niverville MB, R0A 0A1
Operates a food bank that provides regular food hampers for pick-up by those in need
Food pick-up every other Thursday between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Klinic - different locations
Phone: (204) 784-4090
Winnipeg Address: 870 Portage Avenue
Offer outreach, individual and group counselling (free).
Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC) - Winnipeg
Centralized Intake Service at 204-958-9660
Emergency Services - Youth Mobile Crisis Team (204) 949-4777 or or 1-888-383-2776 or Emergency 911.
Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services
Toll Free: 1-866-367-3276
Provides telephone and on-line counseling and support to farmers, rural, and northern Manitobans
Offer public education, volunteer training program, and a monthly suicide bereavement support group.
Manitoba Provincial Special Needs Program
Phone: (204) 945-4514
Address: 896 Main Street, Winnipeg MB
Offers services to people with a mental disorder or disability who pose a high risk to themselves or others, and who are not eligible for other existing services. Helps Support individuals to live successfully in the community, while striving to ensure public and personal safety. Include case management, consultation, funding support, and resource development.
Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba
Toll Free: 1-866-997-9918
Address: 4 Fort Street – Suite 100, Winnipeg MB
Provides education and resources on mental health within Manitoba.
Probation Services – Eastman Region
Phone: (204) 268-6038
Address: 20 1st Street South, Beausejour MB
Coordinates supervision of offenders on probation and conditional sentences.
Provides programs for high-risk offenders and supervision of offenders.
Self Help Education Resource Centre (SHERC)
Phone: (204) 326-5437
Address: 21 Loewen Blvd., Steinbach MB
Resource centre that provides resources that promote health and wellness.
Phone: (204) 326-6235
Address: Grace Mennonite Church 430 3rd St. Steinbach MB
Provides supper Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and lunches for kids at local schools who need food.
Steinbach Family Resource Centre
Phone: (204) 346-0413
Address: 101 North Front Drive, Steinbach MB, R5G 1X3
Dedicated to serving expectant parents and all families with children in the community and surrounding areas of South Eastern Manitoba.
Today House Inc.
Phone: (204) 371-6989
Address: Steinbach, MB
Emergency housing in Steinbach for a maximum of 4 individuals.
All referrals must be made by a supporting community agency or health care provider.
Thrift store; community agency that provides funding for community needs.
Crisis Response Services
Crisis Stabilization Unit (24 Hours) – Southern RHA
West of the Red River: 1-866-588-1697
East of the Red River: 1-888-617-7715
Provides a range of clinical and support services to residents requiring mental health intervention 24/7
Note: They will not see anyone under 16.
Mobile Crisis Response Services – Southern RHA
24 hour line
Mobile unit will come to the family (with exception between midnight and 6:00 a.m.) only East of the Red River
Phone consultation available to everyone.
Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit (with MacDonald Youth Services)
Address: 226 St. Marys Road, Winnipeg
Adult/caregiver needs to transport youth to city to access these services
Very knowledgeable with working with teens.
Healthy Child Coalitions
Healthy Child Coalition – South East
Phone: (204) 346-6698
Address: 365 Reimer Ave, Steinbach MB, R5G 0R9
Supports existing activities and initiates new activities that reflect the community’s diversity and strengths
Offers programming intended to build healthy child development through core activities that promote early literacy, parenting, nutrition and capacity building skills
Works with organizations to bring together community strengths and resources within the community, through partnerships between different sectors.
Red River Valley Parent Child Centre
Morris, Manitoba, R0G 1K0
Offers programming intended to support healthy child development through core activities that promote early literacy, parenting, nutrition and social-emotional learning.
McDonald Healthy Child
Address: 81 Alboro St., Headingley MB R4J1A3.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Provides the opportunity for kids from financially disadvantaged families to participate in organized sports and physical activity such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming.
Recreational Opportunities for Children (ROC)- Eastman
In home recreation worker and funding available.
Steinbach Arts Council (SAC)
Phone: (204) 346-1077
Address: 304 Second Street, Steinbach MB, R5G 0T7
Provides Out2Arts workshops designed to expose students to various forms of visual, performing and physical arts
Offers classes in cooking, language, theatre, preschool, photography, visual arts and creative wellness
Hosts summer arts day camps
Program fees may vary.
Steinbach Youth for Christ
Phone: (204) 326-4366
Address: 220 Lumber Street, Steinbach MB
Drop-in centre for youth
YFC does not discriminate involvement in their programs based on religion, race, sexual orientation or in any other way.
Resources for Parents (Books or Articles to look up)
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen to Kids Will Talk (20th Edition) Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (2012). New York: Scribner
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 to 13 (4th Edition) Thomas W. Phelan (2010). Glen Ellyn, IL: Parentmagic, Inc.
Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Youth Child’s Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices Jodi Gold. New York: Guilford.
Parenting the Anxious Child:
Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety and School Refusal. Andres Eisen & Linda Engler (2006). Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger Press
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents (Second Edition). Ron Rapee, Anne Wigmall, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham, & Heidi Lynehham (2008). Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger Press
Parenting a Child who had intense emotions. Pat Harvey &Jeanine Penzo (2009). Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger Press.
Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com/
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba http://www.adam.mb.ca/
Canadian Mental Health Association http://manitoba.cmha.ca
Adios Barbie – www.adiosbarbie.com
Body positive information about your body image
Anxiety BC – www.anxietybc.com
Work to increase awareness about anxiety disorders, promote education, and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments
Provides anxiety plans (MAPs) to help you understand and manage anxiety.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM) – www.adam.mb.ca
Peer led organization, and self-help charity.
Autism Society of Manitoba – www.autismmanitoba.com
Offers programs and services (ie: parent support, social skills, community events) dedicated to the promotion of quality of life for people living with ASD and their families.
Children’s Advocate – http://www.childrensadvocate.mb.ca/
Advocacy envisioning a safe and healthy society that hears, includes, values, and protects all children and youth.
Child Protection Centre – http://www.hsc.mb.ca/placecard16.htm
Assessment and early intervention unit for abused children and their families.
Children’s Therapy Initiative – Southern RHA -http://edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/specedu/intersectoral/cti/resources/se_brochure.pdf
The Children’s Therapy Initiative includes all children from birth to 21 years of age requiring audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy , and/or speech-language pathology services.
Families First Program - http://www.sehealth.mb.ca/default.aspx?cid=34&lang=1
Working with families in the community; providing information, support, home visitors, resources, etc. in order to develop strong family relationships, child development and attachment.
Manitoba Foster Family Network – http://www.mffn.ca
Provides training, guidance, assistance and support to foster parents and families.
Trip Project – www.tripproject.ca/trip
Provides safer sex and drug information.
Project Choices – www.projectchoices.ca
Information and resources for young women.
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada – www.schizophrenia.ca and www.schizophrenia.ca/provincial.php
Awareness, education and support regarding schizophrenia
Stop, Think, Breathe (https://www.stopbreathethink.com/)
Calm in the storm http://calminthestormapp.com
Mindshift app (https://www.anxietycanada.com/mindshift-cbt)
Calm Harm (https://calmharm.co.uk/)