Though schools may be closed and life feels a bit different these days, our Youth Educators are reminding all of our students and their families about the importance of mental wellness. Please enjoy these short videos and share with your family and friends. Please subscribe to FTP’s YouTube Channel for future videos.
 

April 22, 2020
Story Time: Exclamation Mark
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
https://youtu.be/xb8bwblFWvU
While Exclamation Mark was written for junior audiences, it has a special, broader meaning that everyone can appreciate. Being YOU is enough, and it’s so important—now more than ever—to let that true self out for other people to see.

April 28, 2020
A Letter to My Family
By Travis Greenley
https://youtu.be/KeVIay2Ncwo
We hope you enjoy this lighthearted account of what it may be like for students—young and older—as we collectively navigate this time together.

April 29, 2020
Story Time: Scaredy Squirrel
By Melanie Watt
https://youtu.be/i_-L6JGo2cw
Does the current pandemic have you, or a child in your family feeling fearful? We want to remind you, that as we all learn to adapt to new routines (or to having no routine at all!) that fear is a normal, healthy response.

May 4, 2020
Phineas & Ferb COVID-19 Parody
https://youtu.be/7aX5uqaiRoE
We are pleased to present our Youth Educators’ COVID-19 Parody reminding us all: Don’t forget to have fun, and be yourself! It is okay NOT to feel like yourself these days and there are many local resources available if you need support—just reach out.

May 6, 2020
Story Time: The Little Hummingbird
By Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
https://youtu.be/WGS7cCgvDfA
It’s important to remember that the situation we are collectively navigating is temporary. For now, we encourage each of you to try your best to be like The Little Hummingbird and do what you can to make your small corner of the world a better place.

May 11, 2020
Not All Heroes Wear Capes Parody
https://youtu.be/T3ees5gxgdA
The last two months have shown us that not all heroes wear capes. Our next video also acknowledges the incredible resiliency of local youth (and parents supporting them!) during this exceptional time. You are ALL heroes, and this video celebrates you.

May 13, 2020
Story Time: One
By Kathryn Otoshi
https://youtu.be/NlA1FyqOWGI
During these uncertain times, we can all feel angry or upset (that’s understandable!), but it’s important to remember, we can all feel better too. Just like the characters in today’s story, you can be the ONE to do what’s right.

May 19, 2020
Resiliency PSA
https://youtu.be/6E9liYMB2gI
Our youth educators have created a video on resiliency that features some GOOD that has come from the pandemic…and a cute canine star, too! Enjoy!

May 25, 2020
Doggy Love Story
https://youtu.be/Y_O5zsBqPI8
Featuring a parody of the song “I’ll Be There” by Burlington’s own Walk off the Earth, we hope this video encourages you to reflect on relationships in your life. If you’re struggling, or need resources to help you navigate relationships during this extraordinary time, there is support available.

Family Transition Place (FTP) and our community partners continue to be available to provide important services during these uncertain times. If you, or anyone you may know needs support, please reach out. You will be connected with the services you need.

 
Dufferin Child and Family Services’ Childrens’ Mental Health line: 519-941-1530
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Family Transition Place’s 24/7 crisis support line: 1-800-265-9178
 
You can also text or email us.
Text: 519-278-5410
Please note: FTP’s text and email accounts are monitored Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and we will respond to messages as soon as possible.
 
It’s important to remember, this situation will pass, and things WILL get better. As we navigate this together, please continue to take care of yourselves, and each other.
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