Positive Behavior Support
The systems change goal of the Delaware Positive Behavior Support Initiative is to have EVERY teacher and administrator in EVERY school district in the state knowledgeable about and engaged in the use of Positive Behavior Supports as a means to enhance the learning of EVERY student.
Response to Intervention (RTI)
RTI is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and intervention matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about change in instruction or goals and applying child response data to important educational decisions. RTI should be applied to decisions in general, remedial and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction/intervention guided by child outcome data
Internet Resources for ‘Response to Intervention (RTI)
This is an additional resource for RTI
K-5 early Intervention Program
The mission of the K-3 Early Intervention Program is to establish a collaborative partnership between schools and family service agencies to serve children and their families. This is accomplished through a variety of services which enable the children to achieve academic and social success.
This is an initial assessment form for children who are on a Family Crisis Therapist's caseload.
The Strengthening Families Program is a family skills training program for parents and their children. The program is based on studies that show children grow up best when parents/caregivers communicate emotional support and practice consistent discipline. Participants learn to make these two concepts the foundation of their family life.
School Wellness Centers
These are the locations and contact information of all of the Wellness Centers throughout the state of Delaware
Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions (LRBI)
This site shows a list of behavioral intervention strategies for the classroom setting. (Must have QuickTime)
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
The Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators was developed to provide school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system. The toolkit is composed of the following components:
Mental Health in the Classroom
This is another site that can be used to assist educators in the classroom with children who have mental health or behavioral problems
How to Access Mental Health Services
This is a general reference that can be used to explain what steps to take to access mental health and substance abuse services for your child. It explains what to do in an emergency, a non-emergency, when you have insurance questions, and how to apply for Disabled Child's Medicaid, a type of insurance that is based on the child's diagnosis (Axis I and some Axis II diagnoses) and the child's income - NOT THE PARENTS' INCOME - so this is a way of getting benefits that one's private insurance does not cover.