Let's Deal with Kids' Stress Now! Campaign
Goal: Raise $15,000 so we can provide parents across Canada with our evidence-based tools, strategies, and resources that focus on helping children handle stress. With your help we can expand our outreach and in turn families across Canada develop the skills needed to lead happy healthy lives.
What we do now:For more than 40 years, The Psychology Foundation of Canada has applied the best psychological knowledge to create practical programs helping children become confident, and productive adults. Our programs and resources are delivered through multiple channels and diverse partnerships across Canada and are designed to benefit all children, not just those at risk. The PFC is one of few organizations devoted to primary prevention, mitigating risk and setting kids on a path to good mental health. PFC's programs and resources have been:
Distributed across 10,000 social service agencies in Canada
Translated into other languages and
Reached as many as 2M people across Canada.
Why we need your help:The PFC wants to expand its work to reach more parents across all of Canada. Our main mission revolves around providing parents with knowledge, awareness and skills to help their children handle stress effectively. Children are struggling to cope with the stresses of daily life and are frustrated by the lack of appropriate resources and information to help them.
Why Stress:Stress is a normal part of everyday life for children and adults. It helps to motivate us and adds a positive challenge to life. However, stress among children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years. The good news is that building emotional health and resiliency can help children. Young children can learn practical strategies to relieve stress, and effective ways to respond to stressful situations. By learning to cope with life’s ups and downs, children develop healthy strategies that help them to adapt, self-regulate, be resourceful, feel competent and become more resilient. According to the Harvard Child Development Institute “The best way to change outcomes for vulnerable children is to build the capabilities of the adults in their lives”.
Please join us in this unique initiative! Donate here! https://makeachamp.com/psychologyfoundationofcanada