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


Child Abuse Prevention, Awareness During COVID-19

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

WILMINGTON – To begin Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Delaware Children’s Department, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, and other stakeholders are raising awareness of how to nurture resilient families and prevent, recognize, and report child abuse and neglect.  April is traditionally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s awareness campaign, “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All […]




Resources to Help Delawareans in Challenging Times  

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

WILMINGTON –The Delaware Children’s Department (DSCYF) is sharing mental health and resiliency resources to help families nurture hope during the holiday season and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life in Delaware in so many ways, from causing financial strains to impacting our mental health. Even in times of great struggles, however, […]




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 […]







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


Child Abuse Prevention, Awareness During COVID-19

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

WILMINGTON – To begin Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Delaware Children’s Department, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, and other stakeholders are raising awareness of how to nurture resilient families and prevent, recognize, and report child abuse and neglect.  April is traditionally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s awareness campaign, “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All […]




Resources to Help Delawareans in Challenging Times  

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

WILMINGTON –The Delaware Children’s Department (DSCYF) is sharing mental health and resiliency resources to help families nurture hope during the holiday season and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life in Delaware in so many ways, from causing financial strains to impacting our mental health. Even in times of great struggles, however, […]




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 […]