DGS establishes at the Community Education Building in Wilmington.
DGS received a $25,000 donation from the American Gift Fund. Funds will be used to support critical behavioral health services for children and youth in Delaware.
A recent survey by the RCMP found that 31% of Canadian youth say they have been cyberbullied before.
Many children will experience a mental health and/or substance use problem before age 18. In a survey of 80,000 youth around the world, 1 in 4 reported depressive symptoms and 1 in 5 experienced anxiety symptoms.
Gov. John Carney (D) signed 3 mental health bills, implementing more proactive measures to treat mental illness.
There were many things I wish a magic wand could fix. But as a father of three sons and as a public servant, this answer was easy: I’d use it to strengthen families — the basic building block of society — by giving every child in Delaware a safe home and access to affordable, quality health care.
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.
DGS is a 2020 Delaware Compassionate Champion award recipient! We are so proud to be recognized for our dedication and determination to serve children, youth, and families using a trauma-informed approach.
Through this initiative, families can call Delaware 211 and press 4 to get connected to resources to help them better support the educational development of their children.
A new initiative by the Department of Education (Project THRIVE) to provide support for children who have been traumatized. Support provided through licensed therapists in the community, experienced in trauma informed practice, at no charge to families.