Behavioral Health and Wellbeing
The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) is committed to empowering every student to be successful in college, career and life. This success requires both academic and behavioral supports to assure that all students and school communities are protected, connected and respected.
Physical and mental health prevention and promotion are integral to student wellbeing. DDOE works closely with school mental health providers and community partners to promote opportunities for youth to build protective factors and access supports. Protective factors include supportive relationships with peers and adults as well as coping skills.
Funded by the US Department of Education, Project THRIVE provides trauma-specific therapies to all Delaware children who have experienced trauma, including those from Delaware public, private, parochial and home-based schools. Services are designed to restore stability in the brain, regulate emotions, and promote post-traumatic growth and recovery. No insurance or diagnoses are required to participate. Orientation and guides are available for schools.
- Educator training, resources – Current educator training opportunities and resources for social, emotional and behavioral well-being. Document is continually updated.
- Strategies for whole-child wellness – DDOE’s strategic plan for social, emotional and behavioral health across the state. Includes current strategic intents.
- MentalHealthDE.com – Lists helplines and resources for mental health and wellness, suicide prevention and more. Includes services offered through community organizations and state agencies.
- Public Meeting Calendar – Find upcoming meeting dates, agendas and past meeting minutes for all public Delaware trauma-informed and SEL meetings.