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Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services

Silver Lake Treatment Consortium

Silver Lake Treatment Consortium in Middletown, Delaware is a trauma-informed, family-focused residential treatment center operated by the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS). The facility is licensed by Delacare and provides effective treatment services to youth and families referred to the program.

Staff at Silver Lake Center pose for a photo

The consortium offers residential based treatment services for up to 16 adolescents ages 12–17 years old. There are separate gender-specific facilities. Services include: individual, family, and group therapy components; regular psychiatric consultation and intervention; and a milieu management program based upon cognitive-behavioral modification principles.

The programs serve youth with histories of sexual victimization and other types of trauma, youth with significant histories of mental illness (e.g. Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depression, Psychotic Disorders) along with youth with Developmental-Related Disorders (e.g. Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.), as well as more common behavioral disorders (e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, inappropriate sexual behavior etc.).  All treatment services are conducted by licensed therapists or under the direct supervision of a licensed supervisor. 

Education, Day-to-Day Activities

Staff at Silver Lake Treatment Consortium pose for a photo.

Youth have their own private bedroom while in treatment. While participating in residential services, the youth attend an on-site educational program as well as participate in a broad range of school related activities including field trips and community outings in the evenings and weekends. 

The consortium operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are fully staffed in compliance with Delacare licensing requirements.  The centers utilize a cognitive behavioral support program within the environment to teach the youth daily living skills, social skills and relationship building skills. Silver Lake Treatment Consortium engages families in a youth’s treatment plan and encourages active engagement, including visits.


Admission to any of the programs occurs in a coordinated fashion with the Child and Family Care Coordination Team (CFCC) within the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS).  Youth not already open with a care team can contact the Division’s Intake unit at (302) 633-2571.

Contact Information

493 E. Main St./495 E. Main St.
Middletown, De 19709
Hours 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – (302) 378-5238
Hours 4 p.m. – 8 a.m. – (302) 464-3936, (302) 464-3925