Community Behavioral Health Resource Guide
When your child has a behavioral health issue or emergency, you are your child’s strongest advocate — you know your child best. But it can be hard to figure out where to start looking for help. That’s why we created this guide for parents like you, as well as for health care professionals. Although this guide isn’t a complete list of all resources in the area*, it can serve as a quick reference if you’re looking for crisis and outpatient behavioral health therapy providers for kids and teens in Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania.
The agencies in this guide have providers trained in a collection of treatment and prevention methods, called “evidence-based practices.” That means the therapy they use is based on evidence gathered from scientific studies, evaluations and approaches shown, over time, to work best.
As you start your journey to get help for your family, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We all need support during challenging times.
*This list provides community resources that may be available to you. The agencies are not affiliated with or endorsed by Nemours.
If your child is experiencing a behavioral health emergency, please contact the following crisis services in your area or call 911.
- Call: (800) 969-4357
- Mental Health DE (a public service of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and the Mental Health Association in Delaware). This website provides a snapshot of all behavioral health resources available to families throughout the state of Delaware.