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Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services

Director Biography

Dr. Aileen Fink

Dr. Aileen Fink is a licensed Psychologist with more than 30 years of behavioral health experience providing direct services for children, families and adults as well as developing and managing behavioral health programs. Prior to becoming the Director for the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services in October, 2020, she worked at the Delaware Children’s Department for 18 years in multiple roles. With the Department, Dr. Fink has worked as clinical lead for a federal Systems of Care grant; Psychology Manager, developing and managing behavioral health services for youth in the state’s juvenile justice residential facilities, school-based behavioral health services for middle school students and intensive outpatient services; and as the Director of Trauma Informed Care, leading the Department’s development of a trauma informed system of care.

Dr. Fink completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia, PA and completed a pediatric psychology internship at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings and has held Clinical Director and Program Director positions in outpatient, intensive outpatient and residential mental health treatment programs. Dr. Fink has extensive training in the use of evidence-based practices and a strong commitment to strengths-based, culturally relevant and trauma informed approaches. In addition to her work at DSCYF, she is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware and serves as a reviewer for Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology and the Office of Justice Programs Online Database.