Children’s mental and physical health has been one of the major issues our foundation deals with on a daily basic. The number of youth that come to our summer camps and after school programs struggling with mental health is alarming. We are working with our partners to lobby for funding and support to ensure the right of every youth to maintain mental health and well-being.
The foundation’s goal is to have a program-based mental health program where youth can access services quickly in a less formal, more comfortable setting, avoiding the long waiting lists for mental health services across the province. Immediate availability of counselling services is a critical point in the strength of these programs. On-site mental health workers help youth to explore alternatives to violent behaviour and actively work with them to choose constructive solutions.
Presently our trained volunteers run a program which helps our youth learn the skills of conflict resolution, anger management and peer mediation. These programs have a direct impact in reducing aggressive behaviour and potentially violent incidents.
FFAF is currently updating our website to reflect the recently added programs we are conducting for our youth in the community. Our new site will be up and running within the next two weeks.
A Big Thank you!
Thank you to the donors who continue to make FFAF a successful organization. Our programs grow and improve because of the investment you make in this organization. I am proud to say that there is an enormous return on your investment in the form solid skills acquired by youth who face financial barriers.
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