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FBF COVID RESPONSE PROGRAM

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FBF's community-based program is for 16-22 years old Black female youth who are at risk of gender-based violence, homelessness due to violence, early school leaving and unemployment, or have already suffered trauma due to conditions exacerbated by COVID-19.
 

With a focus on self-care, mental health, and community resiliency, this virtual program equips participants with the skills to not only cope with COVID-19 related stressors and support others within their communities in coping with COVID-19 related challenges, but to also reinforce and strengthen the skills, knowledge, and experience required to succeed in their chosen career paths. 

The program is trauma-informed, culturally-relevant, and part of a wrap-around service. In partnership with the Family Counselling Centre of Niagara this program effectively addresses the following areas impacting Black female youth due to COVID-19: 

Gender-based Violence (GBV) (both home and school-based)

- Mental health (e.g. loneliness, anxiety, depression, stress, low-self-esteem). 

- Early school leaving and unemployment.

Weekly Activities Include:

•    1-1 professional development sessions 

•    1-1 therapeutic counselling

•    Peer Support and leadership training

•    Mindfulness CBT group therapy sessions

•    Peer - Peer support sessions.

 

In addition, participants have access to other resources that help them prepare for future schooling and/or employment. 

 

Participants will gain the skills to cope with COVID-related stressors and to help others within their communities cope with COVID-related challenges.

For more information and to find out how you can participate, contact us.

To Volunteer as a Coach or Mentor fill out THIS form. (Please fill out the volunteer form on your PC or laptop as mobile settings are limited).

Take this quiz to find out if this program is right for you:
Is this Program For You?
Have you or someone in your home been struggling with mental heath issues due to social isolation, lockdown and COVID-19?
Have you been struggling with online learning and changes to your schooling?
Have you or someone close to you experienced gender-based violence at home or at school?
Are you struggling to see your future, set goals or work towards your future?

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors