Child Development Advisor

WELCOME! My name is Lynita Ludwig and I am the Child Development Advisor (CDA) of Kathyrn School.  As the CDA, I offer a planned and balanced approach to student development.  Planned activities focus on developing social and emotional skills in students, with the goal of enhancing both social interactions and academic performance.

The CDA consults with staff, students, parents and, when necessary, with outside agencies.  This ensures that the needs of all learners are being met.  The programs are designed to provide proactive and preventative supports as well as intervention with issues which have already been identified.

Areas of support include:

  • Emotions and Emotional Regulation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping with changes in the family
  • Coping with loss, dealing with grief
  • Family support and referrals
  • Friendship Skills
  • Self Esteem and Self Awareness
  • Preventative programming for kids at risk
  • Relationship Building
  • Resiliency/Character building
  • Social Skill awareness

Referral Process:

Students can be referred to the CDA through:

  • Self referral
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Administrator/CDA referral

Community Resources:

  • Woods House & Text Crisis Line. 24 hours phone- (403)-299-9699.    Or text from 9am-10pm (587)-315-5000
  • Distress Center (403)-266-HELP (4357)
  • Connection (403)-264-8336 24 hours. Online chat available from 3pm-10pm Monday-Friday, 12pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday at
  • Suicide Prevention Line 24 hours. 1-800-784-2433
  • Kids Help Phone (bilingual) 1-800-668-6868
  • In case of an emergency call 9-1-1

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.