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The Dos and Don’ts of Engaging Youth and Young Adults

The Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (DSCYF) invites you to join youth engagement specialists as they share tips for engaging youth and young adults. This youth-developed and facilitated virtual workshop will provide tips on how to create meaningful connections with young people from their perspective. This workshop was funded through the […]

Healing Circles

Building resilience - using the Healing Circles model to assist caretakers to use as another self-care tool they can learn and utilize for themselves, their staff, co-workers and/or volunteers – This will be experiential rather than a learning (training) session on healing circles. RSVP to register!

2022 State Agency Summit

Please join us for the Second Annual Trauma Awareness Month State Summit. During this half-day event, we will provide learning opportunities from other states and departments regarding their work towards becoming a trauma-informed state. Register Now!

How to Help Children Adjust after Something Scary or Stressful Happens

Develop the ability to identify and enhance protective factors to help youth adjust after challenging or stressful events. Objectives: Provide attendees with a brief overview of how youth may respond when something scary or stressful happens; Share what the process often looks like after a mandated report is made; Discuss brief interventions family members and […]

Compassionate Champion Award Ceremony

In 2018, the Family Services Cabinet Council implemented Executive Order #24, which launched efforts to make Delaware a trauma-informed state. As part of this initiative, Delaware is committed to ensuring all environments that serve children and adults in the state are working to embody practices of trauma-informed care. The 2022 Compassionate Champion Award winner will […]

What are problematic sexual behaviors in youth?

Apply obtained knowledge about problematic sexual behaviors in youth into your practice (e.g., identify when mandated reporting is necessary, make appropriate referrals for further assessment and treatment, provide families information on what is normative and potentially problematic sexual behaviors in youth); learn how to better assess the behavior and implement brief intervention to address behavior. […]

Grooming & Enhancing Online Safety

Apply knowledge of grooming strategies to identify potential child victims; Share information about online safety. RSVP to register!

Trauma Awareness theme night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks

Date: April 28th Time: 5:35pm Come out and support Trauma Matters Delaware as they raise awareness at the Blue Rocks game on April 28, 2023. The game starts at 6:35 and the gates open at 5:35. Come early for pre–game festivities. Use the password TMD23 to purchase tickets and $3.00 of every ticket sold using that password will go back to Trauma Matters Delaware.

Moving From Trauma-Sensitive to Trauma-Responsive

Date: April 29th Time: 9 AM – 3 PM This conference will focus on resilience across the lifespan and incorporate themes that show up in the workplace. State leaders, educators, and community members will have the chance to hear from various trauma professionals on how they can ensure they are utilizing trauma-sensitive care techniques to […]