Children & Families First: It's not just our name...it's our promise!
Since 1884, Children & Families First has offered hope to people in need. Each year, we serve thousands of children and families across Delaware….Young women seeking support to have a healthy baby...Children in foster care awaiting a loving permanent home… Teens in need of help to reconnect to their families…Parents looking for better ways to communicate with their kids…Families with limited resources taking care of an elderly parent…and more.

National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month. To honor this, Children & Families First will host an educational awareness campaign on how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) impact brain development. Every Friday, beginning April 8th until April 29th, 2016, Children & Families First will share a video, each less than 20 minutes long, on our Facebook page as well as here on our website. These videos will feature experts speaking on the topics of adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed care and victim support. We encourage everyone to watch and share as it is only together, with the knowledge of the emerging science of toxic stress and how it negatively impacts the brains and bodies of our children, that we can help children facing adversity on their journey to adulthood.
  • April 8th - What are ACES? Click here to watch a short video
  • April 15th - Coming Soon! Click here to watch a short video
  • April 22nd - Coming Soon!
  • April 29th - Coming Soon!

  • Latest News!

    • Click HERE to read our 2014 Annual Report.
    • In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Children & Families First will host a social media awareness and educational learning campaign on how adverse childhood experiences (ACES) impact brain development. Details to come. 
    • Watch how CFF's Nurse-Family Partnership is helping low-income, first-time mothers in Delaware.
    • Join the Friends Campaign! Donate today and your gift will help strengthen Delaware families!
    • Click here for our Capacity Grant Application: 2016 Capacity Grant Application Deadline Date: Due to a high volume of requests for the Capacity Grant, we have extended our first application deadline for 2016 to March 15, 2016. Please check periodically for additional dates for 2016.
    • Meet some of the people we have served and learn more about our programs.Read our stories and watch our videos!

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