DYRS director

Daphne Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the field.  Her experience includes individual and family counseling at Children and Families First and Executive Director at the Delaware Adolescents Program.  She also managed a unit at Delaware Psychiatric Center where they provided behavioral health services to persons impacted by mental health and substance abuse.   She is trained in motivational interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a Co-Occurring Disorder Professional.  Daphne is also certified as a CommonGround trainer and has trained mental health professionals to help individuals manage symptoms and live productive lives.   Daphne is also an educator, having served as adjunct faculty at Wilmington University, the College of the Canyons in Valencia, California, and Lincoln University in Lincoln University, PA.
Daphne previously held the position of Director of Prevention Services.  She managed the activities and functions for Prevention and Early Intervention Programs in PBHS including Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants, Behavioral Health Consultants in Middle Schools, Afterschool and Summer Programs, Intensive Family Consultation Services, Promoting Safe and Stable Families, Fatherhood Programs and Safe Havens Extended Hours Violence Prevention Programs.  Daphne serves on the Prescription Drug Action Committee, Wilmington Violence Prevention Advisory Council, and the Board of Professional Regulations for Clinical Social Work.  Daphne holds a MSW degree at the University of Pittsburgh, a BA degree from Lincoln University, and a MBA degree from Wilmington University.