Social Work

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:

  • Attendance concerns

  • Academic struggles

  • 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

    • Social-emotional assessments

    • Groups

    • Consultation with school teams

    • Provide advocacy

    • 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

    • Parent groups

    • Information sessions on various topics

    • Connect with community resources

    • Provide advocacy


    • 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)

    • Home-school-community liaison

    • Risk/Threat assessments

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

Counselling Services:

Agape House

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

      • Phone counselling

      • Web counselling

      • Free, 24/7

      • Anonymous and Confidential.

Laurel Centre

    • Phone: (204) 783-5460

    • Address: 104 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg MB

    • Website:

      • Free individual and group counseling for women sexually abused in childhood or adolescence.

Manitoba Suicide Line (24 Hours)

    • Toll Free: 1-877-435-7170

    • Website:

      • Counseling/info for persons thinking about or affected by suicide.

Mobile Crisis

  • 204-949-477 or 1-888-383-2776

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

    • Phone: (204) 786-0987 or Toll Free: 1-800-263-1460

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

      • 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

    • Email:

    • 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).

Support Services

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.

    • Phone: 1-888-425-2666

    • 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

      • Discuss difficulties

      • 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

    • Website:

      • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

Centralized Intake – Youth Addictions Service

    • Phone: 1-877-710-3999

    • Website:

      • 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

    • Website:

      • 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.

Eden East

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

      • 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

    • Phone: (204)953-2355

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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.

Soup’s On

    • 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

    • Email:

    • 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.

Village Connection

    • Phone: (204)-433-7114

    • 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

    • Website:

      • 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)

    • Phone: (204)-949-4777

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Phone: 204-746-2410

    • Cheryl Crick

    • 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

Recreational Services

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

    • Phone: 1-844-937-7529

    • Website:

      • 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

    • Phone: (204)-371-2887

    • In home recreation worker and funding available.

Steinbach Arts Council (SAC)

    • Phone: (204) 346-1077

    • Website:

    • 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

    • Website:

    • 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.


Adios Barbie –

    • Body positive information about your body image

Anxiety BC –

    • 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) –

    • Peer led organization, and self-help charity.

Autism Society of Manitoba –

    • 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 –

    • Advocacy envisioning a safe and healthy society that hears, includes, values, and protects all children and youth.

Child Protection Centre –

    • Assessment and early intervention unit for abused children and their families.

Children’s Therapy Initiative – Southern RHA -

    • 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 -

    • 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 –

    • Provides training, guidance, assistance and support to foster parents and families.

Trip Project –

    • Provides safer sex and drug information.

Project Choices –

    • Information and resources for young women.

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada – and

      • Awareness, education and support regarding schizophrenia