Useful phone links for parents
IMPORTANT NUMBERS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
ADDICTION HELPLINE 1-866-332-2333
Toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and problem gambling support information and referral services. Addiction Helpline operates 24 hours a day seven days a week and is available to all Albertans
FAMILY VIOLENCE - FIND SUPPORTS 310-1818
Connect with helplines, financial assistance, shelter and other supports. Know the law and your rights. Online chat is available.
INCOME SUPPORTS 1-866-644-5135
Supports of individuals and families to pay for basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter
KIDS HELP PHONE 1-800-668-6868 TEXT 686868
Kids Help Phone is always there for you. No matter what you want to talk about, they’re here to listen. No judgment, totally private.
MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE 1-877-303-2642
Toll free 24/7 telephone service including confidential anonymous service, information about mental health programs and services, referral to other agencies if needed.
CRISIS TEXT LINE - text CONNECT TO 741741
ALBERTA PROVINCIAL ABUSE HELPLINE: 1-855-4HELPAB (1-855-443-5722)
For assistance in more than 100 languages from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE: 1-800-387-KIDS (5437) – for help 24/7
PROTECTION FOR PERSONS IN CARE REPORTING LINE: 1-888-357-9339 – to report the abuse of an adult receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers.
Useful links for Parents
Welcome Parents, below are some useful sites and documents for your information!
http://education.alberta.ca/home.aspx Alberta Education - main page
http://education.alberta.ca/parents.aspx Alberta Education web page specifically for parents
http://education.alberta.ca/resources/backtoschool.aspx Alberta Education - Back to School Kit
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mychildslearning/index.html a guide line for parents regarding the grade level outcomes. Search by your child's specific grade level K-9 and High school.
http://www.ngps.ca Northern Gateway Public Schools main web page
http://www.caregivervillage.ca/index.php/webapp Select an area of concern and your child’s age to find information and resources that can help you care for your child
Alberta Health Services Fact Sheet on Fentanyl
Fentanyl is a pain reliever that is more potent than morphine. Illicit Fentanyl may be mixed with, or substituted for, heroin, prescription opiates or other street drugs to strengthen their potency. Substance users are at risk of overdosing when they unknowingly ingest drugs mixed with Fentanyl.
The Government of Alberta knows the importance of informing students and parents of ways to avoid harm caused by the use of illicit drugs, in particular Fentanyl. I am asking for your support by sharing the attached Fentanyl Fact Sheet with junior high and high school students, parents and educators.
Access the Fact Sheet here.