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  Category: Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families


Delaware Families, Stakeholders Celebrate Adoption with Virtual Event

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WILMINGTON – Delaware officials, families, friends and community partners joined together on National Adoption Day to recognize the resilience of families who have embarked on the journey of adoption in the past year. Hosted by the Interagency Committee on Adoption, which is a coalition of adoption organizations and stakeholders from across the state, the annual National […]




Two Additional Youth at Stevenson House Test Positive for COVID-19

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020

WILMINGTON – Two additional youth residing at Stevenson House Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Monday, bringing the total secure care youth cases to four. The Department received the test results over the weekend and immediately initiated cleaning and notification protocol and coordinated […]




YRS Gives COVID Update, Temporarily Suspends Visitation

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

WILMINGTON – As public health officials report rising cases of coronavirus and Delaware grapples with increased community spread, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Friday it is taking immediate action to protect staff and youth in its secure care juvenile facilities. Proactive screening and testing have identified that two youth residing at Stevenson House […]




Delaware Joins the ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

WILMINGTON – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Children’s Department have joined the federal ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge, raising awareness of permanency efforts for children and youth in foster care. This challenge, spearheaded by the Administration for Children and Families, raises awareness and looks to build partnerships that focus on the goal of finding loving, permanent […]




Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program Looks to Remove Barriers, Empower Primary Care Providers

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Children’s Department has launched a program that links pediatric primary care providers with free psychiatry consultations and assistance to streamline behavioral health care for children and youth. Implemented in 2019, the Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program (DCPAP) is a beneficial resource for primary care providers serving young people with behavioral health needs. […]







  Category: Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families


Delaware Families, Stakeholders Celebrate Adoption with Virtual Event

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WILMINGTON – Delaware officials, families, friends and community partners joined together on National Adoption Day to recognize the resilience of families who have embarked on the journey of adoption in the past year. Hosted by the Interagency Committee on Adoption, which is a coalition of adoption organizations and stakeholders from across the state, the annual National […]




Two Additional Youth at Stevenson House Test Positive for COVID-19

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020

WILMINGTON – Two additional youth residing at Stevenson House Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Monday, bringing the total secure care youth cases to four. The Department received the test results over the weekend and immediately initiated cleaning and notification protocol and coordinated […]




YRS Gives COVID Update, Temporarily Suspends Visitation

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

WILMINGTON – As public health officials report rising cases of coronavirus and Delaware grapples with increased community spread, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Friday it is taking immediate action to protect staff and youth in its secure care juvenile facilities. Proactive screening and testing have identified that two youth residing at Stevenson House […]




Delaware Joins the ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

WILMINGTON – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Children’s Department have joined the federal ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge, raising awareness of permanency efforts for children and youth in foster care. This challenge, spearheaded by the Administration for Children and Families, raises awareness and looks to build partnerships that focus on the goal of finding loving, permanent […]




Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program Looks to Remove Barriers, Empower Primary Care Providers

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Children’s Department has launched a program that links pediatric primary care providers with free psychiatry consultations and assistance to streamline behavioral health care for children and youth. Implemented in 2019, the Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program (DCPAP) is a beneficial resource for primary care providers serving young people with behavioral health needs. […]