Child Development Advisor

My name is Victoria Odell, and I am the Child Development Advisor (CDA) at Kathyrn School.

As the CDA, my role is to support student’s social and emotional well -being.  I offer individual or group sessions with identified students, which could include practical in-class reinforcement of skills.  I act as a liaison between school staff, parents as well as outside agencies.  I provide families with support and implementation of programming for all youth with respect to developing a positive school climate.

A large part of my position is working with students on an individual basis, providing guidance and support with issues including:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Loss and Grief
  • Resiliency/character building
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger management
  • Social Skills
  • Proactive interventions for kids at risk
  • Family support/referrals

I work collaboratively with program specialists, psychologists, as well as a number of outside agencies.


Referral Process and Accessing the CDA

Students can be referred in 4 ways:

  • Parent/guardian
  • Self-referral
  • Administration/CDA
  • Teacher

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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