Written on: June 12th, 2017 in Community
Welcome to the Bounce Back Bulletin, the official blog of the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS). This first post kicks off our blogging adventure, an effort to share information with a wider audience and make news about children’s behavioral health more accessible. We seek to reach families, partners, providers, and stakeholders by moving our previously published newsletter to this blog format.
For those of you who may not be familiar with our work, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Division. DPBHS is one of four divisions within the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families (Delaware Children’s Department). 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 health treatment needs. We work with a network of providers and partner agencies to provide an array of programs, supports, and services throughout Delaware. By leveraging state and federal resources, we have been able to bring new programming and evidence-based practices to Delaware in expand access and improve quality.
Children and youth today face many challenges and helping them navigate childhood and adolescence can be tricky. In addition to sharing information about our work and programs, we will use this forum to help families and communities learn more about ways to promote emotional well-being for children. We will share both local and national information and work to help you make sense of what it all means.
We hope you will join us on this new blogging journey; I am looking forward to seeing where it leads us.
Visit again soon!
Director, Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services