DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential mental health services for children and families.
Providing a full spectrum of statewide services
Agency-Based Child & Family Services
School & Community-Based Services
Intensive Home & Community-Based Family Services
Outpatient counseling is also called “talk therapy” or just “therapy.” It’s a process of courageous conversations with a trained counselor that can help children, teens, and their parents or guardians in various difficult situations.
Outpatient Counseling in Schools & Community Organizations
Our therapists listen, guide, encourage, problem-solve, and advocate with students to improve school attendance, classroom behaviors, and academic performance.
DGS Clinical Team Support & Therapy for Families
Our statewide Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families (OP/TSF) program is for children and teens who need more than one counseling session per week to make the necessary changes in their young lives.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Most every parent has experienced a child’s occasional temper tantrum, but when meltdowns, hitting, and shoving begin to make life impossible, it’s time for an intervention.
Trauma Support Services for Educators & Community Organizations
Our community-based services are available to children outside of school, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, and PAL Centers.
24-Hour Community-Based Crisis Response
Our skilled crisis intervention clinicians come to wherever you are, whenever you need it, to provide counseling and support.
The Family-Based Mental Health Services program (FBMHS) at DGS provides care for children with the highest of needs.
Therapeutic Classroom Support
DGS clinicians are also in some special classrooms. These classrooms are for students who aren’t functioning well in a typical school setting.
Under the supervision of the Call Center Supervisor, the Call Center Clinician and Case Manager will take calls into the crisis call center for youth and families in crisis regarding psychological and emotional problems (such as out of control behavior, suicidal/homicidal ideation and/or family problems) while maintaining safety, obtaining all necessary triage information, and then dispatching a clinician. The Call Center Clinician and Case Manager will also assist in the daily case management duties for each county.
In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Delaware Children’s Department is raising awareness of suicide warning signs and helpful resources, especially during this unprecedented global pandemic. #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #WSPD, #bethelight, #WSPD2021
Local nonprofit awarded $25,000 to expand their Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families program.
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