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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

 

Baptist Family and Children's Services of Maryland and Delaware

1-800-621-8834

Information and referral, mentoring, parenting programs, short-term placements.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware and the Lower Eastern Shore

302-998-3577

Mentoring program for youth, ages 10-16.

 

Boarding Schools and Residential Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Brandywine Counseling

302-656-2348

Substance abuse treatment agency that provides counseling and related assistance to addicted persons and their families for chemical addiction and related problems, including free HIV testing.

 

Catholic Charities

302-655-9624

Mental health services, counseling, substance abuse services, crisis services, parenting help, and residential care for children and youth with histories of serious abuse, neglect, dependency, and emotional problems.

 

Child, Inc.

302-762-8989

Programs for neglected, dependent and/or abused children, delinquent youth, and families experiencing domestic violence.  Located in Wilmington.

 

Children and Families First

302-658-5177 New Castle

302-674-8384 Kent

302-856-2388 Sussex

Social, educational and mental health services including parenting classes, support groups, counseling, anger management programs, and teen services.

 

Community Resources in Delaware

Listing of services and programs with phone numbers.

 

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth

302-652-3948 Wilmington

302-455-9333 Newark

302-678-3020 Dover

302-645-5338 Lewes

Offers the following services at four clinics throughout Delaware:  comprehensive assessment; psychological and psychiatric evaluation; individual, group, and family counseling; parenting education; counseling for adults; family and school liaison work; and medication, when necessary.

 

Delaware Helpline

1-800-464-HELP

Free online service that provides information on state government agencies and referrals to community resources.

 

Delaware Mentoring Council

1-866-DE-MENTOR

Find a mentoring program in your area.

 

Job Corps

1-800-733-5627

The nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.

 

Mentoring programs in Delaware

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

Supporting KIDDS

302-658-5433

Support and education programs for children and families who are experiencing loss and change resulting from death or divorce.

 

There's Room In The Inn

717-294-6072

Therapeutic Christian boarding ranch for boys, ages 13-17.  Located in Pennsylvania.

 

Young Marines of New Castle County

302-378-7261

Youth education program for boys and girls, ages 8 through 18, that focuses on character building through a combination of self-discipline, teamwork and leadership, and which promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

TAKE POSITIVE ACTION TO HELP YOUR TEEN AND HEAL YOUR FAMILY

  • Take an honest look at your child's behavior and family situation.

  • Become informed of your child's issues.

  • Network the resources on this page to find referrals to mental health services and supportive programs.

  • Follow through on professional advice and treatment plans.

  • Build a support system from family, friends, and self-help groups.


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DELAWARE INFORMATION

 

 

Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Delaware

Visit Family Health.

 

 

Date and Acquaintance Rape

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

 

Delaware Anti-Bullying Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

Delaware Sex Offender Registry

Delaware Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification

Diocese kept abuse cases secret

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual

and Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

Drugs & Drug Abuse in Delaware

Drug Crimes and Punishment

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

 

Has your child or teen run away?

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Heroin: How Bad is the Problem in Delaware?

Delaware Heroin: A Crime and Health Problem

Visit Heroin Abuse and Addiction.

 

 

Overweight and Obesity in Delaware (pdf)

Visit Moms! Help Your Overweight Daughter.

 

 

Special Education Rights of Parents and Children in Delaware (pdf)

Parents Can Be The Key (pdf)

Visit Special Education.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

ADA Information Center

1-800-949-4232

Training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, consumers, and the state and local governments within the Mid-Atlantic Region (including PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC).  Visit Special Education.

 

The Autism Society of Delaware

302-472-2638

302-472-2639

Education, advocacy, and public awareness.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware

1-800-411-0505

Advocates for and with people who survive traumatic brain injury; secures and develops community-based services for survivors and their families; supports research; and promotes prevention of brain injury through public awareness, education, and legislation.  Visit Family Health.

 

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

302-658-2958

Education and advocacy to stop domestic violence in Delaware.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Drug-Free Delaware

Information, resources, useful tips for parents and youth.  Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

Mental Health Association in Delaware

302-654-6833

Statewide, nonprofit organization that promotes mental health education, support, and advocacy, and provides services throughout Delaware.  Visit Teen Depression.

 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Delaware

1-888-427-2643

Education, advocacy, and support.   Visit Bipolar Disorder.

 

The Parent Information Center of Delaware

1-888-547-4412

Individual assistance, education, support and referrals for families with children and youth with disabilities and special needs.  Visit Learning Disabilities.

 

Prevent Child Abuse Delaware

302-425-7490 New Castle

302-674-1112 Kent

302-644-4374 Sussex

Statewide organization devoted to the prevention and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

24-Hour Child Mental Health Crisis Services

1-302-633-5128 Northern New Castle County

1-800-969-HELP Southern New Castle County

1-302-424-HELP Kent and Sussex Counties

 

Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline

1-800-292-9582

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child  

1-800-422-4453

 

CONTACT Delaware Helplines

 

Delaware Helpline

1-800-464-HELP

1-880-464-4357

 

Delaware Runaway Youth Hotline

302-762-6373

 

Delaware Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE
1-800-787-3224
TDD

 

National Hotlines and Helplines

 

National Runaway Switchboard

1-800-RUNAWAY

1-800-786-2929

 

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE

1-800-784-2433

 

Poison Help

1-800-222-1222

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Report child abuse in Delaware

1-800-292-9582

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 


BOOKS

 

 

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SUPPORT

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4-AL-ANON

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Delaware

 

AA - Northern Delaware

 

Alcoholics Victorious Support Groups

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Celebrate Recovery

 

Chemically Dependent Anonymous

 

Co-Anon Family Groups

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Grandparent Support in Delaware

 

Jewish Recovery Meetings

 

Marijuana Anonymous Support Meetings

 

Mothers & More (Dover)

 

Narcotics Anonymous -- Delmarva Area Meetings

 

Narcotics Anonymous -- Ocean Gateway Area

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Depression, Addiction, and Grief

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide



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