24-hour crisis hotline available for Delaware youth

April 14, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Delaware youth are struggling with behavioral health issues and emotional dysregulation as they try to navigate a situation that is completely foreign to them.

To assist youth and families in crisis, Delaware Guidance Services is available 24 hours a day via its crisis hotline, 1-800-969-4357.

“Our children are especially vulnerable during these uncertain times,” said Malia Boone, manager of the Mobile Response Stabilization Service Youth Crisis Services Program. “Our trained clinical staff are here to help families in crisis and are often able to prevent visits to hospital emergency rooms.”

Through telehealth capabilities, DGS crisis clinicians connect with children and families to provide risk assessment, verbal de-escalation, conflict management, coping skills interventions, and safety planning.

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