Volume 04: Issue 6 | June 2021
ANNOUNCING A FUN SUMMER FAMILY ACTIVITY!
SPOTLIGHT ON FAMILY HEALTH

Strengthening Families with the 5 Protective Factors
While every family has challenges, they also have strengths that they can draw upon during difficult times. Understanding how to build upon your family’s strengths in five essential areas can help you feel more confident, less stressed and better connected to your children.
1.Helping Kids Understand Feelings
Showing your kids how to name, understand and manage emotions, express themselves and get along with others.
Door County Sheriff's Department Adds A Mental Health and Community Engagement Deputy
Deputy Chris Ott
Mental Health and Community Engagement Deputy
Officer Ott will be coordinating a professional and compassionate law enforcement response to individuals living with mental illness, and their families, when they are in need of assistance. He will work in partnership with community organizations to improve law enforcement responses to crisis situations and work as a bridge to connect people with treatment services and resources in the community. This position also will serve as the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) leader and provide annual training regarding the principles, practices and techniques of crisis intervention and de-escalation best practices.
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2.Parenting as Children Grow
Learning to support your child’s growth at every age and stage.
Next Session (VIRTUAL):
Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
July 13 - August 17
Raising A Thinking Child  (RTC) is an evidence-based parenting program for parents and caregivers of children 4 to 7 years (give or take) that was developed and researched by Dr. Myrna Shure. RTC has demonstrated effectiveness in developing interpersonal cognitive problem-solving skills in young children, improving parenting skills and parent-child communication, and in decreasing both impulsive and inhibited behaviors in young children.”
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3.Connecting with Others
Building a network of people who care about you and your family.
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4.Building Inner Strength
Keeping it together – and even growing stronger – during times of stress.
What does parental self-care look like? - Door County...

Parents have a lot of demands on their time, energy, and attention. Unfortunately, this means that parents' own needs are often neglected. When parents stop caring for themselves, stress can take over resulting in potentially negative...

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5.Knowing How to Find Help
Seeking support in times of need and knowing how to accept help when it’s offered.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
If your family, or you know of a family that is in need, please reach out to Rebecca for assistance. Housing, utilities, infant needs (diapers, wipes, etc),
FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support for ANY Door County family raising children in Door County or an individual enrolled in K-12 schooling whom has not yet graduated. A Community Connector is a parent peer who has experienced challenges of their own, received Door County services and has learned how to advocate for their family.
Contact Rebecca Nicholson for assistance and support regarding the following:
  • Rent, utility, food assistance
  • Infant / toddler basic needs
  • Children's mental health / disability support
  • Vehicle repair and purchase assistance
  • Anything else related to raising a family
Rebecca Nicholson
(920) 421-3145 call or text
rebecca@unitedwaydc.com
or fill out an interest form and she will contact you
Door County Partnership
for Children and Families


Everyone is Welcome!
July 09, 2021 (8:15am-9:15am)
Online via ZOOM

The Partnership quarterly meeting is open to any Door County parent / community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on. This program is family-centered and it can be very helpful to get feedback from community members so please be sure to share any feedback or suggestions you may have, we want to hear your voice! 
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, please contact:

Rebecca Nicholson
Community Connector
(920) 421-3145