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Spring Has Sprung Family Photo Shoot

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Monday, March 30, 2020

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition Sussex County

Spring Has Sprung

Family Photo Shoot



Saturday April 18, 2020 from 1PM - 4PM
at Mt. Zion Church
18 Ingramtown Rd.
Georgetown, De. 19947

Register Today!!

NCC DAD & FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Friday, February 21, 2020

New Castle DFFC

DAD & FAMILY NIGHT OUT

with Delaware Blue Coats

March 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

76ers Fieldhouse
401 Garashes Lane
Wilmington, DE 19801

RSVP NOW

For More Information: Waneka Armstrong (302)498-0454 EXT: 401, warmstrong@firststatecaa.org

Romance is not Dead

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Sussex County CLC

Romance is not Dead

February 14, 2020



Sussex County CLC would like to invite 8 couples
to join us for dinner and a movie February 14, 2020.

Movies at Midway
18585 Coastal Hwy 1
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

 
and dinner at
Applebee’s 36501 Seaside Outlet Dr.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

REGISTER TODAY

New Castle Co. Family Bowling Night

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

New Castle Co. Family Bowling Night

Friday January 10, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Bowlerama
3031 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720

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What’s the Best Gift For the Man Who’s Hard to Shop For? Sometimes, Nothing.

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, December 03, 2019

What’s the Best Gift For the Man Who’s Hard to Shop For? Sometimes, Nothing.

My father is impossibly hard to shop for. Now, a dad myself, I am too. And I understand why.



By Tyghe Trimble

Nov 22 2019, 4:05 PM


When I receive a gift I’m not expecting from someone who doesn’t know me all that well, I sort of lose control. It starts with a prickling sensation in the back of my neck and follows with a reflexive, forced smile. My heart quickens, the hair rises on my arms, and I feel myself blush fully. Openly sweating, I open the thing. I praise it before I can fully grasp what it even is. I thank the giver profusely. Make eye contact. Keep smiling, I say to myself. Be cool.


I try to make sure whatever internal valve makes the normal thoughts flood in my head say untouched. But it doesn’t and the thoughts flood in: I don’t like this gift. God, I hope no one notices. I’m terrible at receiving holiday gifts. A lot of men are, too. 


I find most stuff — the trinkets you get for someone that are nifty things you might see in a “cool gift” catalog — are just not for me. I don’t really want stuff and I find this sort of gift exchange to be super impersonal. Yes, I fit the hard-to-shop-for dad cliché. But I am also a defender of that narrative. Everyone is hard to shop for. If you’re giving someone a gift because you care for them, that gift should show that you know them. Great gift-giving is an act of empathy, it’s being able to see the world as someone else sees it and buy them something that fits who they are.  It’s damn hard to know someone well enough to give them a good gift. That’s the point. 


But if you really knew me, you’d know that I, in fact, do like a great variety of things. If Patagonia sells it, I’m there for it. Have a good book? I love books and will even read it and talk to you about it. I’ve yet to find a running gadget I didn’t enjoy. I’m someone who can be shopped for. You just have to listen. 


I came to my curmudgeonly view of gifting through my dad. He’s the reason I’m terrible at receiving gifts.
But he’s also the reason I’m a good gift giver.


Even though my dad has an MBA and is a dealmaker by trade, he’s a very bad liar. More often than not, I can bluff through my palm-sweating, blushing reaction to a bad gift. He definitely cannot. He’s also a little more honest in his actual dislike of gifts. “I don’t need any of this crap,” I once overheard him muttering under his breath one Christmas at his parent’s house. I was maybe 10 at the time. The sentiment blew my mind. I was a kid and kids love crap. Who didn’t like a bunch of crap? 


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Sussex County Family Bowling Night

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sussex County Family Bowling Night



Saturday December 7, 2019
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Millsboro Bowling Lanes
213 Mitchell St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

RSVP TODAY

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM



Rose Hill Community Center
19 Lambson Lane New Castle, DE 19720

The DFFC will be donating Thanksgiving Turkey’s to 15 Families. All Families must register.


REGISTER TODAY

ORE INFO: Waneka Armstrong (302)498-0454 EXT: 401, warmstrong@firststatecaa.org

Creating A Faith-Based Trauma Sensitive Environment

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Creating A Faith-Based Trauma Sensitive Environment

Presenter: Dr. Barry Ball, United Methodist Church West Virginia

This workshop provides community and faith-based leaders as well as congregants with an understanding of the impact of trauma on their congregations, the impact of doctrine on their trauma exposed congregations, and strategies to create a trauma-sensitive faith community.



2 Days & 3 Locations

November 20, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wyoming United Methodist Church 216 Wyoming Mill Rd. Dover, DE 19904
November 21, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Goodwill Center
300 E. Lea Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19802
November 21, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victory Christian Fellowship
100 Wilton Blvd. New Castle, DE 19702

Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
THE WAR WITHIN



Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

At Rose Hill Community Center
19 Lambson Lane
New Castle, DE 19720


About DFFC

The Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition is an extension of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative created specifically to give a voice to fathers and the importance of their involvement for the well-being of their children.


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