What is WRAP? And What You Need To Know About It!

February 5, 2015

WRAP, which stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan, is a system developed and successfully used by people with a broad range of physical and emotional challenges.

Wellness Recovery Action Plans

Individuals who use the WRAP system learn how to implement self-help skills and to monitor how they feel. This in turn enables them to take control, stay well, and most importantly, improve their quality of life.

Why is WRAP Important?

A personalized WRAP program helps teach an individual how to keep track of difficult feelings and behaviors. Once these feelings and behaviors are recognized, WRAP helps empower the individual to know when, and what, action might need to be taken to achieve a better overall feeling.

Upon execution, a well defined, individualized WRAP helps you to:

  • Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors
  • Increase personal empowerment
  • Improve quality of life
  • Achieve one’s life goals and dreams

A better understanding of how you feel is instrumental in letting others know when you are not feeling well, which is an integral component to ensuring family and friends better understand you. WRAP can also help you achieve the ultimate goal – to improve your overall enjoyment of life.

How WRAP Works

With the guidance of WRAP certified facilitators, WRAP workshop attendees will develop personalized WRAP plans that best fit their unique needs. An individualized WRAP might include the following components:

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  • Daily Maintenance Plan
  • Triggers and an Action Plan
  • Early Warning Signs and an Action Plan
  • When Things Are Breaking Down Action Plan
  • Crisis Plan
  • Post Crisis Plan

Most importantly, WRAP is developed by you – for you! You choose who will assist and support you, from family, to friends, to health care providers. WRAP is most effective when utilized and followed by the individual for whom it was intended, and can be instrumental in helping you achieve your best quality of life.

Anyone can develop a personalized WRAP to address a wide range of life issues, including emotional challenges, chronic illness, weight loss, or caring for an elderly family members.

DE Family Voices Offers WRAP Workshops

Delaware Family Voices will be hosting WRAP workshops through-out 2015. These two day workshops will be presented by Wanda Ford, our very own certified WRAP facilitator. Through Wanda’s guidance and assistance, attendees of these ground-breaking workshops will learn how to create their own personalized WRAP programs.

WRAP For Life Book

Begin taking control of your life! Attend one of our  WRAP workshops and learn how to develop your own WRAP, and to live the life you want to live. Contact Wanda Ford at 302-669-3034 or sfn@defv.org for additional information as well as the current WRAP workshop schedule.

NOTE: WRAP is a systemic concept designed to compliment other therapies. It is not designed to replace them. Read more about WRAP at MentalHealthRecovery.com.

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Images from MentalHealthRecovery.com and Sears.com.


Be Disaster Prepared With Tips From Ready .Gov

September 16, 2014

If disaster strikes, do you know what to do? Would you be ready if there was an emergency?

Disaster Preparedness

Do you live with someone with special needs? Disaster preparedness is especially important for you.

Be Disaster Prepared With These 3 Steps

Don’t be caught off guard the next time a hurricane hits our area, a blizzard shuts down the roads, or flash floods leave you stranded. Here are three steps from Ready.Gov  that every family should take to better ensure they are prepared to handle a disaster.

1. Be Informed

Knowing basic protective measures before a disaster strikes, such as where to find the latest Emergency Alerts or how to Evacuate Your Family, can make a big difference in moments of crisis. Review Ready.Gov’s Be Informed page for disaster-specific preparedness tips as well as basic protective measures for all types of hazards.

2. Make A Plan

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. Establish a plan of how you will contact each other, as well as where to go if someone can’t get home. Ready.Gov’s Make A Plan is chock full of helpful ideas and tips to creating your own plan. The Family Communications page is especially helpful for creating a family communication plan.

You might also want to check emergency plans for places you and your family frequent, such as work and school. Ready.Gov’s School and Worksplace has prepared a handy list of questions to ask.

3. Build A Kit

A disaster supplies kit should contain basic items you and your family might need in an emergency situation, such as water, non-perishable foods, first aid kits, and critical medications. Find helpful ideas and suggestions to build your family’s disaster preparedness kit at Ready.Gov’s Build A Kit. The Basic Disaster Supplies Kit reference list will help you put together a kit that is tailored to you and your family’s specific needs.

Get The Kids Involved!

Kids are affected by disasters too. Get them involved building a disaster preparedness kit, and include a few of their own items. Make sure they know the plan, especially how to contact you. Not sure how to open up the lines of communications? Go to Ready.Gov’s Kids page for helpful tips to getting the kids on board with your family’s disaster preparedness plan.

Ready.Gov Disaster Preparedness

Natural disasters can be especially scary for kids. Use the Know The Facts, Be Empowered to help quell the “scare factor.” Help your kids better understand natural disasters that might occur in your area, and what steps they can do to stay safe if one happens.

Be Disaster Prepared On The Go

FEMA’s mobile app for phones and tablets can help you be prepared in a moment’s notice, no matter where you are. The app is full of helpful disaster preparedness information such as disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, a section to store emergency meeting locations, and even a map with shelters open in your area.

FEMA Mobile App

The FEMA mobile app is free and available in both English and Spanish for Apple, Android, and Blackberry devices.

Be informed. Get prepared. Stay safe.

Do you have a disaster preparedness plan in place? A disaster kit tailored to your family’s specific needs, and the types of natural disasters that can occur in your area? If not, you might want to invest some time in creating one. And if you have one, great! Now might be the time to review and refresh it if it’s been a while.

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Images from Ready.Gov and FEMA.


Seven Tips To Choosing A Summer Camp for Your Special Needs Child

April 2, 2014

This is Part 3 of a three part Summer Camps series.

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The summer camp experience is integral to many children’s summer plans. The right camp can broaden your child’s horizons, develop new skills, create a sense of independence, and provide hours of endless summertime fun.

Summer Camps

For many parents, sending a child to summer camp requires careful planning and consideration. For parents of special needs children, planning for summer camp is often more challenging, and sometimes overwhelming.

The thought of sending your child to camp might seem daunting, but the benefits are most often worth the effort. So how do you go about finding just the right camp for your child?

Seven Tips To Choosing A Summer Camp

With careful consideration, nearly any child can have a great summer camp experience. To help ease the challenge of finding the right camp, here are seven tips help you find and choose a summer camp for your special needs child.

1. Establish Summer Camp Goals and Expectations

Before searching for a summer camp, decide what it is you and your child want from this camp experience. Ask yourself key questions about what matters most in a summer camp.

  • Do you want a camp that fosters independence?
  • A camp focused on your child’s special needs or a general camp?
  • Day camp or overnight camp?
  • Inclusion camps? Therapeutic camps? Social skills camps?
  • What activities does your child enjoy doing?
  • Does the camp offer these activities?
  • Will his personality “fit” into the camp style?

There are many camps to choose from. Establishing three to five basic “summer camp goals and expectations” based upon your child’s special needs will help you narrow the field of summer camp choices.

Kids Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids with Special Needs

2. Research Summer Camp Options

Now that you have a clear understanding of what you and your child’s expectations are for a summer camp, begin researching camps that meet your camp criteria. Search online. Ask your pediatrician and special needs support groups for camps they’d recommend. Read local camp guides.

Don’t forget to also talk with parents of other special needs children, your child’s therapists and teachers.

3. Develop a Summer Camp Short List

Sort through all that summer camp research information to identify several camps that appear to meet your specific camp criteria. Write down key information about each camp including:

  • Educational or recreational based camp? A combination of both?
  • Where is it located? Far from home? A neighboring community?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What is the camp philosophy?
  • What are the camp dates and hours?
  • Who recommended the camp to you?

Be sure to also write down what it was about each camp that made you decide to include it in your short list. You are now one step closer to identifying the “best fit” summer camp for your child.

4. Create a Summer Camp Key Questions List

You know your child best. You also know what it’s going to take to ensure your child has a great camp experience. Based upon the summer camps on your Short List, develop a list of five to ten key questions that you can use to narrow down the field of choices. Questions like:

  • Is the camp licensed and accredited?
  • How accessible is the camp facility?
  • What is the camper to counselor ratio?
  • How are counselors chosen for the camp? How are they trained?
  • How will my child’s medical needs be managed at camp?
  • Is there an on-site medical staff? What are they trained in?
  • Is there a “quiet zone” my child can go to if over-stimulated?
  • Will my child be able to participate in camp activities?
  • Will my child “fit in” to the camp environment?
  • How many campers will be attending when my child is there?
  • Are there financial aid or scholarships if there is a camper fee?

Ask questions that are specific to your child’s special needs as well as general camp questions. A well thought out question list can be instrumental in ensuring you get the answers you need to determine if that camp is the right choice for your child.

5. Talk With The Camp Director About Your Child’s Needs

With your summer camp Short List and Key Questions list in hand, it’s time to pick up the phone. Call each camp and ask to speak with either the camp director or medical director. Ask your Key Questions and be sure you are comfortable with the responses.

Close your conversation by asking the camp director if she has any questions regarding your child. You might find out even more information that can set you at ease about the camp.

Special Needs Summer Camps

All kids can enjoy the summer camp experience.

Camps want your child to be happy and enjoy the camp experience as much as you do. Be very open and transparent about your child’s special needs. It’s the best way to ensure a good camp fit for your child.

6. Plan A “Pre-Summer” Camp Visit

A camp site visit can go a long way in deciding whether or not that camp will “work” for your special needs child. If your child has a physical disability, a site visit might be integral in ensuring  your child’s mobility while at camp.

Timing doesn’t permit an on-site visit? Ask for references of previous campers with similar special needs, and give them a call. Nothing beats a personal reference from another family that’s “been there.”

7. Digest and Contemplate

Now sit back, review all that you’ve learned, and then sleep on it. Start the next day fresh, and get ready to make that summer camp decision. It might be a difficult one, but the right summer camp will provide your child with an experience not soon forgotten.

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Do you have any summer camp selection tips to share with us? Please let us know in the Comments section.

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Don’t miss the other two blogs in the Summer Camp Series:

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Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Consider Donating to our organization and help support Delaware families in need.

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Images: CampASCCA (kids), LudwigVanStandard (camp sign) and KamathResidency (welcome sign) via Flickr.


2014 Summer Camps for Specialized Needs – Part 2

March 3, 2014

This is Part 2 of a three part Summer Camps series.

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Choosing the “best fit” summer camp for your child with specialized needs or chronic medical issues can be a daunting task. How do you know if that camp can manage those specialized medical issues? Will they be able to react appropriately if your child has a melt down, or requires medication during the camp session?

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We at Delaware Family Voices understand the need to find a summer camp that offers the camp experience in a safe, nurturing environment for our children who have specialized needs or chronic medical issues. Listed here are summer camps in the Delaware area that can accommodate highly specialized needs.

Asthma

Asthma Camp

Asthma Camp is a week-long day program for Delaware children ages 7-11 with asthma. Supervision will be provided by a full medical staff, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and nature explorations.

Asthma Camp Lewes will be July 14-18 at St. Jude the Apostle Church.

Asthma Camp Wilmington will be June 23-27 at United Cerebral Palsy Center, Wilmington DE.

Autism / Aspergers Spectrum Disorders

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor

Camp Fairlee Manor offers camp sessions dedicated to children ages 6-21 who are on the Autism Spectrum. Campers can safely enjoy canoeing, swimming, high ropes course, rock wall climbing, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and so much more. The Camp includes one-to-one counselor to camper ratio, is staffed with a nurse 24/7, and includes a sensory room. Check the Camp Fairlee Manor website for Autism summer camp dates.

The Explorer’s Club Summer Camp

The Explorer’s Club Summer Camp is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 15 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and behavioral challenges. Behavior analysts and occupational therapists engage children in activities including arts and crafts, water play, horseback riding, yoga, music, cooking and more.

Four sessions will be offered in 2014: July 30-August 3, August 6-10, August 13-17 and August 20-24. Camp will be held at Westfield Friends School, Cinnaminson NJ.

Diabetes

Camp Possibilities

Camp Possibilities is a camp for children with diabetes between ages 8-15. Campers can experience swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, sports and other activities in a safe environment.

Camp Possibilities will be July 27 – August 1 at Camp Ramblewood, Darlington, MD.

Camp Victory

Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp’s Camp Victory is dedicated to providing a camp experience for children who live with chronic health problems, physical or mental disabilities, or the aftermath of catastrophic illness. Camp Victory is located in Millville PA.

KDKC is now accepting applications for it’s June 15-20 camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes, ages 8-15. Click here for camp application forms.

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Kamp for Kids

Kamp For Kids: Diabetes and You is for children ages 4-14 with diabetes and their siblings and friends. The camp’s goal is to assist campers to better understand diabetes and to live a healthy life. Campers will learn about health and wellness through fun and exciting activities.

Kamp for Kids will be July 21-25 at the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.

Down Syndrome

Camp PALS Philadelphia

Camp PALS Philadelphia is for young adults with Down syndrome between the ages of 12-18. Each camper is paired with a counselor with whom they will room and travel with throughout the week. Camp will focus on fostering independence in all campers,

Camp PALS Philadelphia will be June 22 – 28 at Cabrini College, Radnor PA.

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Hearing Impaired

Deaf Camps Inc.

Deaf Camps Inc provide fun, safe communication-rich camps for deaf and hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language, between the ages of 7 and 19.

Deaf Camp 2014 and ASL Camp 2014 will be August 3 – 8 at Manidokan Camping and Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD.

Speech and Language

Speech Clinic Camp

The Speech Clinic Summer Camp is for children ages 3-5 who have been diagnosed with or are suspected to have speech-language or social/pragmatic language needs.

Camps run from Tuesday, June 17 through Thursday, July 31st in Hockessin DE.

Spina Bifida

Camp Spifida

Camp Spifida offers exciting activities for children ages 6 to 18 who have spina bifida. Campers will enjoy crafts, fishing, swimming, dancing, paddleboats, campfires, hayrides, woodworking, a challenge course, and a 26 foot high climbing wall. Camp is fully staffed with medical personnel throughout the week.

Camp Spifida will be July 20 – 25 at Camp Victory, Millville PA.

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Visually Impaired

Camp SunnyBrook

Camp SunnyBrook for The Blind is a six-week long summer day camp for blind and visually impaired children living in either New Castle or Kent Counties. Campers will experience swimming, arts and crafts, nature programs, music, field trips and more. All activities are adapted for blind and visually impaired children.

Contact Delaware Association for the Blind for 2014 camp dates.

Summer Camps Outside the Delaware Area

There are many summer camps offered through out the area and across the country. Check the National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities page, Camps for Children With Special Needs, for other camps not mentioned here, or for camps in other geographic locations.

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Do you know of a summer camp that accommodates children with specialized needs that isn’t listed here? Please share it with us.

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The Delaware Family Voices website includes links to other Internet and third party resources. These third party resources are for your consideration only. Their products and services are not intended to be considered an endorsement by Delaware Family Voices. 

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Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Consider Donating to our organization and help support Delaware families in need.


2014 Summer Camps for Children With Special Needs – Part 1

February 26, 2014

This is Part 1 of a three part Summer Camps series.

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Finding just the right camp for a child with special needs can present a challenge. Parents of special needs children often have additional questions and concerns that need to be addressed before sending their child to camp. Questions like: Will the camp meet my child’s special needs? Will my child thrive while at camp? Are the camp counselors trained for my child’s special needs?

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Delaware Summer Camps For Special Needs

We at Delaware Family Voices understand how important it is to find just the right summer camp for your special needs child. Listed here are camps in the Delaware area that can accommodate children with special needs.

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor

Camp Fairlee Manor offers multiple programs for children and adults with physical disabilities and / or cognitive impairments as well as special weeks for children with Autism spectrum disorders. Located near Chestertown, Maryland, Camp Fairlee Manor is a fully accessible setting, ensuring children have full access to camp activities and programs.

Weekly Summer Camp: Camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, nature walks, swimming, fishing, ropes courses and canoeing.

Respite Weekends: A weekend-based year-round camp for children and adults with the most involved physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral disabilities, including medically-fragile individuals. Camp attendees total less than those attending the residential camp in order to meet extensive personal needs.

Residential Summer Camp: A traditional residential summer camp from June through August. Activities include swimming, wall climbing, zip line, horseback riding, outdoor games, arts and crafts, and more. Most sessions are six days in length, Sunday to Friday, and participants are grouped by age, with sessions for children from 6-21, as well as adults. Several sessions are dedicated to children with Autism.

Travel Trips: Trips designed to be accessible for people with disabilities. Travel Trips are offered during summer and respite weekends. Previous Travel Trips included New York City, Las Vegas, Nashville and Disneyworld. Participants much be 18 years or older.

Daily Adventures: Offered during the summer programs. Activities include field trips to nearby places including the shore, state parks and zoos, as well as nearby cities like Washington DC, Annapolis and Baltimore. The Youth Daily Adventure is for children ages 13-21.

Refer to the Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor website for the latest camp dates and activities.

Camp Lee Mar

Camp Lee Mar is an overnight camp for children with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges. Campers can participate in traditional summer camp activities in a structured environment. The camp also offers speech and language therapy, adaptive athletic program, vocational training and therapeutic horseback riding. Camp runs from June 25 to August 12, and is located in Lackawaxin, PA. Financial assistance might be available.

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Camps Lenape And Manito

Run by the United Cerebral Palsey of Delaware, Camps Lenape and Manito are open to children and young adults (ages 3-21) with orthopedic disabilities as well as children without disabilities. Both campsites have paved walkways for easy access by wheelchair as well as a swimming pool with an accessible in-pool ramp. Through traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, music, nature and sports, camp counselors promote independence and self-esteem, helping to build self-confidence in campers with disabilities.

The 2014 Camp Manito dates are from June 30 to August 8th. A smaller program for students of the John G. Leach School will be August 11-15th.

The 2014 Camp Lenape dates are June 30 to August 8th.

Find additional Camp information and Camp application forms at UCP Summer Camps.

Camp Sequoia

Camp Sequoia is an overnight summer camp for boys ages 8-17 who need help developing their social skills. The camp’s innovative program integrates Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking framework to help campers build their social thinking skills through an active, traditional camp program. Most campers are diagnosed with ADHD. Campers also include boys with social anxiety, learning differences which affect social skills development, as well as boys who may not have a formal diagnosis yet present with social learning needs.

Camp Sequoia fills an unmet need in the overnight camp market for children and teenagers who do not need the level of support offered at special needs overnight camps, yet need more than a what traditional overnight camp can offer.

Camp Sequoia is located at The Perkioman School, Pennsburg PA, and runs from June 29 – August 9th.

Camp Victory

Camp Victory is dedicated to providing a camp experience for children who live with chronic health problems, physical or mental disabilities, or the aftermath of catastrophic illness. Children attending Camp Victory have many and diverse special needs, including complex medical treatments. Camp Victory is planned and built to support all such needs. Check the Camp Calendar for the different types of camps offered. Camp Victory is located in Millville PA.

Children’s Beach House Summer Camps

Located on the Delaware Bay, Children’s Beach House Summer Camps provide a unique experience for children with special needs. Campers’ activities include swimming, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts, nature, and more. Camp staff modifies activities to encourage all campers to participate at some level of success, thereby building self-confidence. Contact the organization for exact camp dates.

Delaware Summer Beach Camps

DragonFly Forest Summer Camps

DragonFly Forest Summer Camps provide an overnight camping experience for children with Autism and complex medical needs. Campers enjoy a wide variety of camp activities in an environment that is safe and equipped to meet a variety of physical, medical and psychological needs. Sessions include Autism, Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion, Respiratory and Asthma, and Sickle Cell Disease. DragonFly Forest summer camps are located in Phoenixville PA, and most programs are free.

Check Dragonfly Forest Summer Camp for specific dates and camp details. All summer camps are now open for enrollment.

Mary Campbell Center Summer Camps

The Mary Campbell Center offers two week camp sessions from June to August for children with special needs between the ages of 3-21 and their siblings. Activities include field trips, swimming, games, arts and crafts, and cooking. Teamwork is stressed throughout every activity. All camps are at the Mary Campbell Center in Wilmington DE.

Summer Camps at Mary Campbell Center

Traditional Summer Camp Programs

Traditional summer camp programs such as the Boys & Girls clubs, YMCA, local county/city recreational programs, and boy/girl scout camps may also be able to accommodate children with certain special needs. These programs might be an opportunity for social inclusion for your special needs child. Thoroughly discuss your child’s special needs as well as your expectations of the camp before you commit to help ensure your child has the best overall possible camp experience.

Summer Camps Outside the Delaware Area

There are many summer camps offered through out the area and across the country. Check the National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities page, Camps for Children With Special Needs, for other camps not mentioned here, or for camps in other geographic locations.

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Do you know of a summer camp that accommodates children with special needs that isn’t listed here? Please share it with us.

Also check the Summer Camps page of the Delaware Family Voices website for additional summer camp possibilities.

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The Delaware Family Voices website includes links to other Internet and third party resources. These third party resources are for your consideration only. Their products and services are not intended to be considered an endorsement by Delaware Family Voices. 

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Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Consider Donating to our organization and help support Delaware families in need.


Meet Wanda Ford – Delaware Family Voices’ Newest Member

December 16, 2013

Let’s all give a big, warm welcome to Delaware Family Voices’ new Statewide Family Network Project Coordinator, Wanda Ford.

Meet Wanda Ford, Project Coordinator

Wanda comes to Delaware Family Voices with a broad smile, and a passion for helping families. She brings with her a career dedication to children with special needs, including mental health issues. Wanda’s path to helping families began with a Master of Science in Counseling from West Chester University, where she specialized in mental health issues.

Wanda Ford

Wanda also has worked extensively with people and families in crisis. With more than 15 years of experience working with people in need of mental health, drug/alcohol, or crisis services, Wanda is a valuable addition to the Delaware Family Voices family. Her experience extends from local to state agencies as well as private agencies in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Wanda’s prior experience also includes assisting families with advocacy, individual and family counseling, and assessment services.

A quote from Wanda: “I have always been passionate about the need of children, youth, and their families. I have always worked in relation to helping someone to improve their life circumstance.”

Wanda’s Role With Delaware Family Voices

Wanda’s position as Project Coordinator for the Statewide Family Network Grant will be instrumental in moving this most valuable resource forward for families in Delaware.

As Project Coordinator, she will lead our efforts in a statewide family movement and system transformation for families of children and youth at risk for or with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health challenge. In her new position. Wanda’s objectives are to:

  • Work with families and community partners to help identify and connect families to available supports and each other as well as to services for the child and family.
  • Serve as both a mentor and a liaison to parents and providers in efforts to create system change.
  • Assist families in accessing insurance or other financial assistance for health care plans, commercial insurance or other programs through federal, state, and/or other public agencies.

Wanda will also be developing and implementing training and workshops for parents of SED, parent leadership, and organization building.

Welcome Aboard, Wanda!

You may contact Wanda directly at (302) 669-3304. She’s looking forward to meeting our families, and ready to help Delaware Family Voices achieve our mission and vision for families with children of  special healthcare needs through out Delaware.

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What is the Statewide Family Network?

The Statewide Family Network’s goal is to enhance the state child mental health system and to better address the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. Wanda’s role as Project Coordinator will be to help families find the information, referrals, and support they need for their child with a serious emotional disturbance.

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Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Consider Donating to our organization and help support Delaware families in need.

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Meet Delaware Family Voices Staff Member Erica Schetter

August 16, 2013

Delaware Family Voices is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Schetter to the Delaware Family Voices family.

Welcome Erica Schetter!

As Project Administrator, Erica’s role is to advocate for families of children with healthcare needs and to help them navigate the healthcare system.

Delaware Family Voices StaffErica is a recent graduate of University of Delaware with a B.S. in Human Services. Through her volunteer work with the Special Olympics and the Scleroderma Foundation, she discovered her passion for working with families and children with special healthcare needs. She is eager to learn and absorb from the professionals she works alongside. With that valuable knowledge, Erica will help families discover new resources while empowering them to utilize those resources.

You can reach Erica directly at (302) 669-3033, extension 802, or at her email, p2p@defv.org.

Join us in welcoming Erica on board!

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Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Consider Donating to our organization and help support Delaware families in need.

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