The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families empowers Delawareans to thrive today and in the future. Browse our services below to see how we may be able to support you and your family.

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There are dozens of children in Delaware who want nothing more than to become part of a forever family.

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Case Management

The Office of Case Management coordinates and monitors case planning and service delivery among the Divisions.

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Child Abuse Intervention

Learn the signs of child abuse and neglect and know how to intervene to save a child from harm.

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Child Abuse Reporting

Whether you’re a parent or a professional, learn how to identify signs of child abuse and report it.

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Youth Rehabilitation

The Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services is the lead juvenile justice agency serving youth ordered to our care through the judicial system.

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Crisis Help

24-hour hotline workers with our Child Priority Response Hotline are ready to assist you with a mental health or substance use-related emergencies.

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Family Services

The Family Services Division promotes the safety and well-being of children and their families through prevention, protection, and permanency.

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Family Court Liaisons

Liaison staff effectively represent DSCYF in court proceedings and provide recommendations that support positive outcomes for all participants.

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Family Trauma Help

Know the facts about how trauma can affect children and learn the signs to identify if a child is suffering from Child Traumatic Stress. 

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Foster Care

By welcoming a child into your home and showing them love and guidance, you are giving them a gift that will benefit the child for the rest of his/her life.

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Management Support

This division exists primarily to provide support and advocacy on behalf of the department’s three operating divisions – to be the “lifeline to the frontline.”

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Prevention/Behavioral Health

This division provides a statewide range of voluntary mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services for children and youth.

Prevention Programs

Innovative programs that provide services to minimize risks, keep children safe and strengthen families.

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Suicide Prevention/Response

Know who to call for immediate assistance and learn the warning signs to prevent suicides.