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Child Development Advisor

The Role of the CDA

Child Development Advisors support students to promote social and emotional well-being and wellness. The Child Development Advisor (CDA) works as a school team member to help provide guidance, and support students and their families. This involves collaborating with teachers and administration to assess the needs of their school and student body.  The CDA also works closely as a liaison with Program Specialists, Psychologists, Family School Liaison Workers, Child and Family Services, RCMP and other professionals. 

 Ongoing Supports offered by our Child Development Advisors at R.J Hawkey: 

 The CDA may refer students and/ or families to other individuals or agencies. Students can drop by and talk to the CDA any time if they are facing a challenge. Teaching staff or admin may refer students to the CDA along with Parents. Parents can contact one of our Child Development Advisors by calling the school or emailing using the contact information below.  The CDA offers students a place to talk and discuss in confidence. As well, guidance can be given with organizational skills, stress management and friendship skills. 

 Programs that are offered through the CDA: 

  • Lunch Clubs
  • Snack program 
  • Problem solving 
  • Building Mental wellness 
  • Roots Of Empathy  
  • Friendship groups 
  • Social Skills Groups 
  • Individual Supports 

Laurie Allen: 403-948-3939 ext. 6725 email 

Helen Lawson: 403-948 3939 ext. 6719 email


Community Support Services:

Airdrie Addiction and Mental Health Clinic (403-948-3878) for telephone support.

For other ongoing services like intake through Access Mental Health, be aware of delays. 

  • Airdrie Food Bank - 403-948-0063 
  • Calgary Food Bank - 403 -253-2055 
  • Alberta Mental Health (24/7)- 1-866-408-LINK [5465] 
  • Kids Help Phone (24/7) - 1-800-668-6868 
  • Calgary Distress Centre (24/7)- (403) 266-HELP [4357] 
  • Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter- (403) 234-SAFE 
  • Suicide Prevention Line- 1-800-SUICIDE [784-2433] 

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.