Find Yourself Foundation (FYF)

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FYF was founded and registered in 2004 by a group of professionals from varied aspects of our society who saw a critical need to address life’s challenges on a different level in addition to having a passion for the improvement of the human condition.

Our three (3) core causes are

Child Abuse –               It Should Not Hurt to be a Child,

Wisdom for Youth  –      The Bridge to Adulthood,

The Man’s Place –          Release and Heal. 

 

 

                                                                                                                      Our Mission Statement

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TO INTRODUCE PREVENTATIVE, REALISTIC  DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS – TOWARDS ADEQUATELY COPING WITH CHALLENGES, TO ENHANCE INTEGRITY AND SELF-WORTHINESS.

TO PROVIDE PERSONALIZED TECHNIQUES TO SOUND DECISION MAKING – PLACING EMPHASIS ON REASONING PART OF DECISION MAKING, THE IMPORTANCE OF HONESTY WITH SELF AND ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY.

EMPOWERING THE INDIVIDUAL TO DISCOVER FULFILLMENT, JOY, AND PEACE OF MIND

 

FYF’s Motto:

I AM, THEREFORE I CAN 

IN EACH ONE OF US                         imageFYF 8

Our Primary focus is on training and coaching each individual or group – giving options to THINK and ANALYSE before acting. The old adage “if I knew then what I know now.” Once this is implemented in one’s life, there is a significant decrease of negative consequences that individuals face when the wrong choices are made.

This in essence symbolizes: –

 

             DON’T JUST DO YOUR BEST BE THE BEST ……..

People often find it difficult to function within and via standard social structures, which are not always congruent to the challenges faced, hence, as a result, negative consequences occur– for both the individual and by extension, the society.

Our primary focus is on training and coaching each individual or group – giving options to:

Becoming better individuals

For as such

Better individuals = better fathers, mothers, employees, leaders, neighbours, friends, and members of society - 

A TRANSFORMED YOU!!

FYF’s approach lies in that we all have the opportunity each day to become the best human being God has made us to be. Life is different for each person. Although there may be broad blueprints, there are alternatives that advocate finding preventative personal paths towards successfully managing all aspects of life. The issues may be comparable; however, perceptions and resolutions are different for each individual.

Thus, our themes are designed to facilitate very realistic approaches to managing life. This realism increases awareness, fosters motivation, creative thinking and understanding of God’s purpose.

               

We also recognize that there may be issues beyond our capacity of facilitation and counseling. In such cases, the individual is immediately referred to a qualified practicing specialist (medical doctors, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists) for further evaluation and treatment.

FYF is registered with The Life Skills Unit at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Tertiary Education.

Our affiliation and experience have been and are with the following agencies – both local and international.

  In collaboration with Dr. Algernon Felice – Wisconsin – USA

Clinical Psychologist & Educator.

Cultural Diversity Consultant.

  ROYTEC (UWI)

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Charity links to Domestic Violence Safe Houses and Orphan’s Homes, and displaced families

 

  

FYF presents its sessions on two parallels :-

Individual

Groups (inclusive of workshops, retreats)

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FYF has a strong foundation of one-on-one sessions, whereby we advocate that career positions, religion, race, culture, background or any such variables – are not factors we embrace prior to engaging clients.

People can comfortably express their innermost thoughts, challenges, fears, dreams without being judged. We aim to establish a sense of responsible decision making in an effort to prevent the negative consequences that continuously occur. The most meticulous confidentiality is applied by all involved.

This brings a level of high reassurance to the client – as well as being able to

‘cleanse’ and remove behavioural toxins that hinder the individual from being the best they can be, and allow for this deep releasing to be a blessing to others. When we share our story, it can be the preventative method for another person.

 

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FYF themes are presented for intense realistic interaction.

Group participation lends to interpersonal sharing, support and empathy. It also creates the opportunity to learn more about each other and oneself, followed through with continued support and networking.

Groups are scheduled between twenty (20) and twenty-five (25) members. However, we also address much larger groups at our clients’ request.

Delivery Methodology

 

Our delivery methods are presented with the objective of leaving a lasting impression on the minds of the participants. Therefore, whatever method is chosen, the realism of the subject matter is priority in our presentation. Consequently, the participant has a very clear illustration of the area under discussion and the consequences of their choices.

Methods employed are as follows:-

 

     Group interaction/activity (via testimonies from either participants, facilitators or peers),Handouts,

     Role plays (exploring understanding for progressive development),

     Case studies (relative to personal or known situations),

     Power point presentations,

     Vivid presentations (multi-media)

     Inspirational movies or short clips,

     Supporting co-facilitators in the specific topic area

FYF incorporates Interactive Scenarios (productions) in selected themes to assimilate actual life experiences. This assists in allowing clarity to take root in the minds of the individuals and remain long after they leave our sessions.

These scenarios are either

    Premeditated,

    Spontaneous,

    Monologue

    Group interaction

    Role plays

    External interaction.

FYF implements and guides participants to develop and maintain:

A Personal Portfolio (hard or soft copy) which includes general and confidential information and references. It operates as a guide, a testimonial, more significantly as a unit of measurement of progress – in other words “their story”.

The Feedback Form allows our development team to identify what works and is applicable versus what doesn’t, assessing how best we can continue to improve our services that would wholly benefit our clients.

 

 

Facilitators

 

FYF utilizes skilled, qualified, experienced individuals to present our themes. Our facilitators are a pool of dedicated individuals from diverse walks of life with the necessary life experience which enhances their capability to communicate efficiently and with the desired results.

Knowledge, experience, creativity and capabilities are qualities our facilitators impart to ensure full understanding of the modules.

 

 

References:

 

 Dr. Algernon Felice 

Clinical Psychologist & Educator

Email – dr.al@diversitycontact.com

Http://www.diversitycontactwordpress.com

Telephone Contact – 1 608 225 2341

Dr. Anthony Bowrin

Dean – University of the West Indies

Email – anthony.bowrin@sta.uwi.edu

 

Mrs. Margaret Sampson-Browne

Retired Commissioner of Police

Manager of – Victim & Witness Support Unit

Email – margaretsampsonbrowne@gmail.com

Telephone Contact – 868 628-4277 – ext 12634 or 12609

 

Mr. Peter Blood

Features Editor

C/O Trinidad Guardian

Email – bloodline@ttol.co.tt

Telephone Contact – 868 620 4772

 

Mr. David Dedier

Management Consultant

Email – dedier@tstt.net.tt

Telephone Contact – 868 689-7692

 

Ms. Jenelle Braithwaite

FBO – Breaking D Silence Ministry

Email – j_braithwaite@gmail.com

Telephone Contact – 868 379-0896

 

 

Summation

FYF Organisation and its members are committed to our mission statement. We are duty-bound to add value to those who cross our paths, whether professionally or personally. Life ought to have substance and positive meaning to our time here, and giving those who may not have had the opportunity, avenues towards prevention and better management of life.

FYF provides techniques towards the knowledge and acceptance of that truth – which comes from honest analysis of self towards – choosing to be better individuals, thus living a God purposed life.

“Greater is He that is within thee, than he that is in the world.”

To contact us please call :

Debra M. Atwell
Founder & CEO
FIND YOURSELF FOUNDATION

Phone – 868 770 4929
Email – fy.findyourself@gmail.com