Delco Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Initiative (DHKHSI)

DHKHSI is an initiative by the District Attorney to develop a strategic plan to improve the delivery of mental and behavioral health services for school-aged children in Delaware County. As a result of collaboration with educators, parents and community members, the DAO recognized that in an effort to keep children out of the criminal justice system, additional resources needed to be devoted to addressing their mental and behavioral needs. The first stage in this project involved extensive research into the current state of the mental and behavioral health services available to school-aged children. In addition, surveys were completed by more than 9,000 community members, including students, parents and staff. The result is a research report that is linked here. Additional materials will be posted to this page as this project progresses.