Chad Welch joined the Partnership for Children and Families in the Fall of 2018. He handles all of the family enrichment activities such as Parent Cafes, Block Parties, Raising a Thinking Child, and more. He also manages the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program for Door County. Periodically, Chad shares valuable information, tips and activities for families.

7 Reasons Why Gratitude is Good for Your Health (10/29/2020) - October 29, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should... Continue Reading →
Building Resilience in Children (10/23/2020) - Resilience … it’s a familiar word. But what does it really mean?
Friendships During COVID-19 (10/15/2020) - As a parent of a 9th grade daughter, I can tell you firsthand that young people are feeling disconnected from friends.........
Anxiety in Teens (10/6/2020) - October 6th, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations, and we all feel anxious sometimes. Anxiety comes from a variety of sources like exam results, a job interview or talking in... Continue Reading →
Managing Emotions and Stress Ages 13+ (10/4/2020) - October 3, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Lately, you might notice your teenager is having more emotional ups and downs, unpredictable moods or strong feelings. This should be no surprise, especially living in this pandemic. But even... Continue Reading →
Communicating with Your Teenager Ages 13+ (10/1/2020) - October 1, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education   Your teenager is constantly moving in and out of change. They’re figuring out who they are, what they stand for, who they love, and what they want out of... Continue Reading →
Raising Resilient Young People (9/24/2020) - Increasing Autonomy Ages 13+ September 24, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Encouraging your young person to develop autonomy, while feeling secure doing so, and at a pace that everyone feels comfortable with, is most definitely a balancing... Continue Reading →
Kids & Stress Kids, Stress, Anxiety & How Parents Can Recognize the Warning Signs (9/22/2020) - September 22, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Kids Are Hurting Our kids are hurting. Hurting because life as they know it, or knew it, has been turned upside down. Their social lives are in a shambles, school... Continue Reading →
Managing Emotions Ages 6-12 (9/17/2020) - Elementary school kids are still learning to identify emotions, understand why they happen, and how to manage them. As children grow, the things that provoke emotional responses will change. This means the strategies they use to deal with them also... Continue Reading →
Encouraging Independence 6-12 (9/14/2020) - September 14, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education As children get older, they can begin to do  more and more tasks and make decisions on their own. Some kids are confident trying new things, while others need a... Continue Reading →