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.
Avoid the Summer Slide of 2021! (5/25/2021) - May 25, 2021by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education SCHOOL’S DONE! When the final school bell rings for the year, there’s a multitude of feelings. Some may feel joy, relief, sadness at missing friends and others-well just a sense... Continue Reading → Why Kids & Social Media Isn’t Always Bad (1/15/2021) - January 14, 2021by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education Social media is most often associated with worry for parents, or safety when it comes to children. There are some ways that social media can be helpful in... Continue Reading → We Don’t Need to Talk About COVID All of the Time. (11/12/2020) - November 12, 2020by: Chad Welch, Community Impact Coordinator – Education As the pandemic continues to permeate every aspect of our lives, our conversations may start to feel like they’re getting stale and repetitive – if not anxiety-inducing. While there’s no... Continue Reading → 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 → 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 →