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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498

Date: February 9, 2012


WHO: The Delaware Division of Public Health
WHAT: Help Me Grow Summit: A Proven Support System to Guide At-Risk Children to Appropriate Services and Interventions. This intriguing national system has found a way to simplify recognizing children with behavioral or developmental challenges and guiding them into the support programs they and their families need to uncap their potential, despite their situation, with a fail safe system that eliminates the danger of children falling through the cracks in the system. Although just recently introduced, already thirteen states have joined this system. Speakers for this event include:
  • 8:40 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. - Mary Kate Mouse, Executive Director of Nemours Health and Prevention Services
  • 8:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. - The Honorable Matthew Denn, Lt. Governor of the state of Delaware
  • 9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. - Dr. Paul Dworkin, Director of the Help Me Grow National Center
WHEN: Feb. 10, 2012 - Opening Session: 8:40 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
WHERE: Chase Riverfront in Wilmington
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
VISUALS: Two hundred plus attendees from a medical and social services background, plus subject experts on improving children's lives and health, and the Lt. Governor setting the vision for coordinating services across agencies on behalf of at-risk children. Learn more about the Help Me Grow System at:

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.