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Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services

Prevention Services

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Find prevention and early intervention services in Delaware by searching through the program service map or list.

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Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program (PSSF)

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The Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program (PSSF) is a community-based family support and preservation program which provides consultation services to families who are “at risk or in crisis” due to one or a combination of stressors that may lead to child maltreatment. These services are provided statewide.

Delaware Fatherhood and Family Coalition (DFFC)

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The Delaware Family and Fatherhood Coalition (DFFC) is an extension of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program. DFFC fatherhood initiative is a shared collaborative addressing responsible fatherhood and healthy adult relationships as it pertains to effective co-parenting. The coalition connects multiple sectors of the community in a comprehensive approach, continuously develops partners, providing training opportunity to infusion fatherhood service into existing children and family services.

Helping Hands Community Awareness Project (HHCAP)

HHCAP helps families build healthy family relationships, strengthen caregiver skills, and promote positive behavior in children.

The program is designed to prevent child maltreatment by increasing protective factors and promoting resilience in high-risk families living in high-risk communities.

Intensive Family Consultation (IFC)

Intensive Family Consultation (IFC) is a family support service that uses a one-on-one interactive consultation approach to provide supportive services to families who are experiencing an array of needs or stressors.

Separating and Divorcing Parent Education Program (SDPE)

Delaware mandates divorcing parents with children up to age 17 to attend a parenting education course. The goal of these courses is to educate parents of the effects of divorce/separation on children and to help both parents minimize the harmful effects of divorce on their children, whenever possible. DPBHS certifies providers of these courses. In-person and online courses offered.

Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)

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The Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) allows DPBHS to contract with community partners to offer evidence-based substance misuse prevention strategies in community centers, schools, and other youth-serving organizations. <3>After School Program

DPBHS funds several after school and summer programs throughout the state. This includes funding to extend the operating hours of select community centers in the City of Wilmington to provide youth more time in safe, structured, activities that promote positive social connection.

Youth Response Unit (YRU)

The City of Wilmington’s Youth Response Unit (YRU) is a collaboration with the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services. The unit is comprised of specially trained, qualified therapists working in partnership with the Wilmington Police Department’s (WPD) officers and Victims Services Unit. The purpose of this unit is to identify children who have been impacted by violence and trauma and intervene as quickly as possible to promote resiliency and healing. In addition to individualized trauma response and treatment, YRU offers education, support and resources to children, families and the community as they cope with varying forms of trauma.

The Prevention Resource Center (PRC) holds a collection of psycho-educational materials including books, research and science-based curriculums, videos and DVDs that are available for loan. In addition, the Resource Center distributes informational brochures and pamphlets to the public that focus on substance abuse, violence, child abuse and neglect prevention as well as other related issues, such as, mental health and juvenile justice issues. 

There are two ways to order:

  1. Submit an online PRC Pamphlet Order Form.
  2. Download the PRC Pamphlet Order Form (PDF), fill out the information as instructed then fax, e-mail, or call in your order.

PRC will accept orders Monday through Friday. Orders will be processed and shipped on Wednesday and Friday. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery.

Contact Information:

  • Telephone: 302-633-2586 or 302-633-2513
  • Fax: 302-622-4475
  • Email: PBHS_Resource_Center@delaware.gov