New Castle County CLC
Dr. George E. Gibson
New Castle County President
John Schmidt - Vice President
Chantel Bratcher-Coleman - Recording Secretary
Following the objectives of the Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition, the New Castle County Leadership Committee builds upon the efforts of the community to form a movement that strengthens male leadership, expands the community’s capacity to collaborate, and increases resources which supports the involvement of residential and non-residential fathers in the lives of their children. It endeavors to reduces the stressors of single parents, support the cultivation of healthy adult relationships, father involvement and decrease the barriers that may challenge these efforts.
New Castle County Meetings & Events
Statewide Leadership Committee Membership Meeting
The 4th Monday of the Month
Location: EZion Mt. Carmel Methodist Church
800 Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Skill Building Activities
Helping your Children Cope, especially as the new school year approaches:
From CDC Website
Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.
Watch for behavior changes in your child
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way.
Some common changes to watch for include:
- Excessive crying or irritation in younger children.
- Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting).
- Excessive worry or sadness.
- Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits.
- Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens.
- Poor school performance or avoiding school.
- Difficulties with attention and concentration.
- Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past.
- Unexplained headaches or body pain.
- Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
Ways to support your child
- Talk with your child about the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child can understand.
- Reassure your child that they are safe. Let them know it is okay if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn from you how to cope with stress.
- Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
- Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
- Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
- Spending time with your child in meaningful activities, reading together, exercising, playing board games.