Deputy Director: Daphne Warner, LCSW

The Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services, also known as DPBHS, provides a statewide range of voluntary mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services for children and youth. 

Our vision, for all children and families to be strong, resilient, and live in supportive communities and our mission, to develop and support a family-driven, youth guided, trauma informed prevention and behavioral health system of care, drives us to continuously improve our services and reach our vision.

We serve Delaware families through prevention and early intervention programs that promote safe and healthy children, nurture families and communities, support social and academic success, and improve early identification of needs.  We also serve eligible families of children and youth (through age 17) with behavioral treatment needs.

We encourage you to look around the site and please contact us for more information by calling (302) 633-2600 or e-mailing PBHS.DSCYF@state.de.us