Counseling

FTC Digital Counseling Page

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact Mobile Crisis at 215-685-6440, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room/ hospital.

School Counseling Support While We Are Home
If you are on this page - it means that our offices are closed, and we are supporting students via digital means. Below is information regarding how to connect with your school counselor while FTCHS is closed. While school counseling is best done in person - we have systems in place to support students, answer questions and hold our meetings while we are on digital days. In the sections below - you will find our contact information and how to set up an appointment with us online via MS Teams chat.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

FTCHS Counselors - Student assignments and office hours
Mrs. Faith Hassey (last names A-F) - Office Hours weekdays - 8:00 to 10:00, or by appointment
Mrs. Elizabeth Kaisinger (last names G-K) - Office Hours weekdays - 10:00 to 12:00, or by appointment
Mr. Christopher Logan (last names L- Q) - Office Hours weekdays - 12:00 to 2:00, or by appointment
Ms. Lindsay Runyen (last names R-Z) - Office Hours weekdays - 2:00 to 4:00, or by appointment


MS Team Groups
Find your support in future planning, academic success and any other issues necessary while you are home. If you would like to set up an appointment to chat with a counselor via MS teams, please send us a message!
Grade-level groups are named as follows:
9th Grade - Class of 2023
10th Grade - Class of 2022
11th Grade - Class of 2021
12th Grade - Class of 2020


Community Resources
Mobile Crisis: Call the Mental Health Delegate Line if you are seeking help for yourself, a family member, a friend, etc. (available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week) to obtain an on-site assessment and intervention, information, consultation, referral, etc., just call 215-685-6440 or visit the website at DBHIDS

Other Community Resources
Click on the link below:
Towne Family Resources
Revised Locations for Student Meals
SDP Grab and Go Meal Sites
Free Meals for Students
Food Pantries in Philadelphia
SNAP
Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund


Success Strategies for Maintaining Normalcy

Creating a Schedule:
There are lots of ways to structure your day. You can make a schedule that works for you. The important thing is that you create a schedule or routine, so that you keep yourself organized and on track.

-Use your planner, or a calendar to keep track of things
-Be sure to maintain a regular sleep schedule
-Set blocks of time when you’ll complete academic work
-Schedule breaks and self-care
-Consider your hobbies, college or career planning, test prep, or dual enrollment work

Below are 3 templates you can use to build your daily schedule. Pick one and have fun!
Daily Schedule Template 1.pdf
Daily Schedule Template 2.pdf
Daily Schedule Template 3.pdf


Or click on one of these links to get creative, pick and customize one of your own.
Daily Planner Pages: https://mycomputerismycanvas.blogspot.com/2016/04/new-diy-blank-planner-pages.html
Bullet Journal Ideas: https://wonderfuldiy.com/bullet-journal-layout-ideas/
Bullet Journal Starter for Students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5C6DAO6xl0
Chloe Bullet Journal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcjljuIqXA


Educational Activities:
Imagineering in a Box (Khan Academy): Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.

NASA: No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see. You can also visit: https://images.nasa.gov/

Virtual Speaker Series: This program will be broadcast on YouTube Live, and begin at 12:30 PM each day, and last between 20 to 30 minutes. Speakers include an FBI Special Agent in their Cyber Division, Nurse, Lawyer, Teachers, Video Game Designer, and more!

PBS NOVA: As schools across the country close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NOVA is committed to providing free STEM resources so that student learning can continue at home.

Stress Reduction:

Virus Anxiety
Coping With Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Self.pdf
Mindfulness Activities.pdf


Parent Resources: 
9 Tips for Parents
Towne Parent Tips - online learning.pdf
Towne Parent Tips.pdf
Talking to Children about COVID-19
How to Talk to Teens about the Coronavirus

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