DGS establishes at the Community Education Building in Wilmington.
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.
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
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.
The mental health crisis is defined by the family, noted Malia Boone, youth crisis services program manager for Mobile Response and Stabilization Services — especially when dealing with the emotional stress placed upon them now.
State representatives make special visit to Frederick Douglass Elementary to introduce House Bill 100.