Red Deer Public School Division

Janice Kutney

Student Services - Clinical Supervisor, CLW

4747 53 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 2E6
About Me

As the Clinical Supervisor and Program Coordinator of Red Deer Public Schools Community Liaison Worker Program, I am excited to be providing leadership and influence on the care and services your family can expect from our diversely skilled staff. We are grateful for the funding opportunity provided by Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) which supplements a portion of the staffing costs. 

Presently I am Certified with the Child Trauma Academy in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and the Neurosequential Model of Education. This Model is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children developed by Dr. Bruce Perry who is an internationally renowned Child Psychiatrist recognized as an authority on children in crisis.  I find brain research fascinating and look forward to continuing to expand my learning.

These are the Core Principals of NMT/NME as well as what you can expect from the Community Liaison Worker Program

Relational: Relationships create change and building trust is key. Trust helps a child believe everything will be okay so they can get back to the business of being a kid. Family involvement is also vitally important to help kids heal and recover.

Relevant: Developmentally matched to the student and families needs

Repetitive: The brain needs to experience new things over and over to fully grasp them.

Rewarding: It’s fun but also lowers the brain stem temperature and levels of stress hormones, giving children the peace they crave.

Rhythmic: Activities that follow a strong, simple rhythm are most soothing to the human brain.

Respectful: Of the child, family, culture and experiences.

Please know the Community Liaison Worker Program welcomes your feedback. 

Kind Regards

Janice Kutney

"Every Child needs at least one Adult who is irrationally crazy about them" (Circle of Courage)