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Look below to see the latest news and announcements from Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

 

  Devereux President and CEO Bob Kreider featured on Comcast Newsmakers

In September, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health President and CEO Robert Q. Kreider appeared on Comcast Newsmakers, where he shared information about the organization, his achievements as president and CEO, and details about the organization’s annual Hope Gala on November 11.

  Megan Russell-Currie appointed to APA Integrated Health Care Alliance Advisory Board

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Clinical and Professional Affairs Megan Russell-Currie was recently appointed to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Integrated Health Care Alliance Advisory Board.

  Rayni Brindley joins RCPA Steering Committee to prioritize quality of care for children’s services

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Vice President of Operations and Organizational Development Rayni Brindley was recently selected to join the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) Children’s Steering Committee.

  Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has been devastating to the residents of Texas both in Houston / League City and Victoria, where Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has programs.

  Devereux celebrates Direct Support Professionals Week

At Devereux, our direct support professionals are the lifeblood of our organization. During Direct Support Professionals Week (DSP) - September 10-16 - Devereux recognizes and celebrates its DSPs’ efforts to bring help and healing to the individuals we serve every day.

  Devereux’s Early Childhood Assessment Program turns everyday interactions into lifelong skills

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children’s “Devereux Early Childhood Assessment” (DECA) Program provides teachers and families with a strength-based assessment and planning system designed to promote resilience in children ages four weeks to six-years-old.

  ‘Success Through A Change In Perspective’ - Advice From Robert Kreider

OPEN MINDS recently caught up with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health President and CEO Bob Kreider to get his thoughts on leadership. Answering three questions, Bob highlighted the importance of getting involved in an organization’s culture, focusing on budget process and listening to employees at all levels of the organization.

  Devereux: Providing compassionate care and evidence-based practices for 100+ years

In this Philadelphia Medicine Magazine article, Senior Vice President of External Affairs Leah Yaw shares information about the more than 100-year history and evolution of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. (see pgs. 18-21).

  Launching an organizational rebrand? Here's some crucial considerations

In this Philadelphia Business Journal article, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Clark and Senior Vice President of External Affairs Leah Yaw offer advice and items to consider for any organization undergoing a rebranding effort.

  Amy Kelly gives a voice to families through American Board of Pediatrics Foundation project

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Family and Community Services Amy Kelly was recently selected to participate in a new mental health initiative sponsored by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The project focuses on better understanding the emotional support and mental health needs of patients and families dealing with a chronic illness.

  Former Devereux student shares her high school experience

“Devereux taught me that I am appreciated and that I do matter,” said Shante Chapman, a former Devereux Day School student. When Shante was younger, she was labeled a “brawler” who was prone to bouts of anger and fighting. After her freshman year in high school, she and her family made the decision to continue her high school education at the Devereux Day School in Pennsylvania.

  2017 Golf & Tennis Classic generates nearly $120,000 for Devereux PA programs

Devereux Pennsylvania’s 30th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic - held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club - included a golf and tennis tournament, along with live and silent auctions and a cocktail/dinner reception for attendees.

  Devereux article on Positive Behavior Support featured in Fostering Families Today

An article written by Devereux employees - Rachel Eisenberg, Ph.D.; Laura Rutherford, Ph.D.; and Barry McCurdy, Ph.D. - was recently featured in Fostering Families Today magazine. The focus: Positive Behavior Support in treatment foster care.

  Devereux Senior Vice President and COO Carl E. Clark II Elected to RCPA Board

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Carl E. Clark II was elected to the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association’s (RCPA) Board of Directors.

  Tips for Navigating the Special Needs World with Your Child’s Doctor

In a two-part series about fostering strong relationships between physicians and children with special needs, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Family and Community Services Amy Kelly shares her experiences - Tips for Navigating the Special Needs World with Your Child’s Doctor - with Philly.com’s Healthy Kids Blog.

  Devereux celebrates teachers and nurses during recognition weeks

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we celebrate our nurses and teachers all year long. But during National Nurses Week and National Teacher Appreciation Week, we really want to give our nurses and teachers a special shout out!

  Adoption brings the gift of family to four siblings in foster care

Donna and Sharicka McHenry were satisfied with their lives in Phoenix, Ariz., but something was missing. “We always wanted children,” said Donna. “We wanted one of our own, but we also knew we would go through the foster care process because there are nearly 18,000 children living in the child welfare system in Arizona.” The couple are now parents to four siblings who previously were in foster care.

  Devereux Announces 2018 Retirement of President and CEO,
Robert Q. Kreider


Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, recently announced that Robert Q. Kreider, President and CEO, will retire in January 2018, following more than 20 years of extraordinary service.

  Nearly 300 attend N.Y. screening of Oscar-nominated movie Life, Animated

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s special screening of the movie Life, Animated was presented to a near sell-out crowd on February 13 in Pelham, N.Y. The event, held in partnership with The Picture House, was followed by a Q&A session with Ron and Cornelia Suskind, the parents featured in the film.

  How Art and a Zoo Help Students with Differences Learn Positive and Healing Behaviors

When working to improve educational outcomes for students with learning differences, it is essential to focus on cultivating behaviors that will equip each student to reach his or her true potential. At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Leo Kanner Learning Center, creative forms of learning are taking center stage when it comes to building confidence, generating positive behaviors and putting children with differences on a level playing field.

  New Social Enterprise Aperture Education Focuses on Students’ Social and Emotional Competence

Assessment company Apperson, Inc., and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children a prevention-focused service of the nonprofit organization Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health today announced the launch of a new company, Aperture Education, that provides strength-based assessments and resilience-building resources to help schools and out-of-school-time organizations address the whole child.

  Devereux leaders featured in FFTA newsletter; share insight into launching a rebrand

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health leaders Senior Vice President of External Affairs Leah Yaw and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Clark were featured in a recent issue of the Family Focused Treatment Association’s newsletter - FOCUS. The topic: launching an organizational rebrand.

  Dr. Barry McCurdy elected to APBS Board of Directors

Devereux Center for Effective Schools Director Dr. Barry McCurdy was recently appointed to the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Board of Directors. Dr. McCurdy was elected by his peers to serve a three-year term (2017-2020).


Looking beyond gifts: Helping your
child manage expectations during
the holidays -
December 13, 2016
 
Lisa Thomas wins ‘Ted Carr Early
Career Practitioner Award’
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December 1, 2016
 
Research shows FLIP IT® is an effective
parent training tool in Ohio
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November 29, 2016

Giving thanks: Celebrating
Thanksgiving with Your Child
with Autism -
November 10, 2016
 
U.K. group leverages Devereux
assessment tool to help youth build
resilience -
November 9, 2016
 
Benoit presented with BEST Kids
2016 'Founder's Award'
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October 28, 2016

Tips and Tricks for a Safe and Sweet
Halloween with your Child with
Autism -
October 13, 2016
 
Tips to help kids develop grit for
school -
October 10, 2016
 
First State students with autism
receive more supports
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October, 2016

Issues Families Face: Don't Divorce
Your Kids -
September 28, 2016
 
Building Resilience in Children
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August 9, 2016
 
What Olympic Athletes Can Teach
Us About Autism -
August 8, 2016

What can 'Finding Dory' teach us?
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June 29, 2016
 
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
in Rutland graduates largest class to
date -
June 16, 2016
 
Spotlight on Devereux's Olympic
Hopeful Kaylon Eppinger
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June 15, 2016

Yolanda Graham, MD, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia's Medical Director, named the Cobb Executive Women's "2016 Woman of Distinction" - May 2, 2016
 
LEADING THE INDUSTRY: Devereux Unveils New Name and Expanded Brand Promise Aimed to Drive the Future of Behavioral Healthcare, End Stigma - April 21, 2016
 
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona’s Michele Bishop Named President-Elect of 4 Corners Association for Behavior Analysis - April 18, 2016

Devereux SVP and Chief Medical & Clinical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, responds to New York Times Opinion, “Don’t Grade Schools on Grit.” - March 28, 2016
 
Paul LeBuffe, Director of DCRC, who was selected by AERA to serve as Program Chair of an AERA Social and Emotional Learning Special Interest Group - April 5, 2016
 
Track star helps troubled youth get on right track - March 9, 2016

Family and Professional Partnerships Optimize Successful Transitions to Adulthood - March 28, 2016
 
A closer look at autism assessments
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March 2, 2016
 
A closer look at autism assessments part two - March 9, 2016

Three ways to promote healthy self-confidence for kids
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February 9, 2016
 
Microsoft volunteers visit Devereux California for “Day of Caring”
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January 25, 2016
 
Devereux PA Daisy Shop featured in PhillyVoice’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
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February 7, 2016

Devereux Pennsylvania’s work with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults with Intellectual Disability
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January 25, 2016
 
The School District of Philadelphia’s Road to Successful School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Implementation - November 1, 2015
 
Snow day resilience - Making the most of snow days with the kids
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January 20, 2016

Autism and the holidays: tips for helping families - December 8, 2015
 
Devereux Center for Resilient Children’s resources featured in Edutopia blog post written by Maurice Elias Ph.D.
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December 2, 2015
 
Devereux SVP and Chief Clinical and Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, interviewed by CBS Philly’s online segment, “let’s get to Work, Philly.”
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December 6, 2015
Bridget O’Neill and Justin Simons
Bridget O’Neill and Justin Simons: A Couple Fostering Love (and Children)
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November 6, 2015
 
Devereux Recognized by HRC for New Video “Devereux Saved Me”
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November 6, 2015
  Amy Kelly
Amy Kelly, discusses the introduction of Julia, Sesame Street’s newest cast member, who is on the autism spectrum.
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October 26, 2015
Dr Marilyn Benoit
Devereux SVP Chief Clinical and Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, interviewed on BENFM’s Woman of the Week. - September 21, 2015
  Devereux AZ featured
Devereux AZ featured in Summer 2015 Foster Family-Based Treatment Association FOCUS Newsletter - September 18, 2015
  Devereux Colorado’s Director of Community-Based Services
Devereux Colorado’s Megan Vogels, was interviewed by CBS4 in Denver for a story on the impact of homelessness on children. - September 4, 2015
Social story created by Devereux
Devereux is pleased to share, “My Visit with The Pope” a social story created by Devereux. - August 31, 2015
  Dr. Todd Harris
Dr. Todd Harris describes how autism spectrum disorder is assessed and treated in the September issue of County Lines Magazine - September 1, 2015
  CEO Robert Kreider
Devereux President and CEO Robert Kreider interviewed by CBS Philly’s online segment “Let’s Get to Work Philly.” - August 10, 2015
Dan Gotlieb
“Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” written by Devereux’s friend, Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. - July 14, 2015
  Amy Kelly
Devereux Pennsylvania Director of Family and Community Supports Awarded Scholarship to Georgetown University Leadership Academy - July 7, 2015
  2015 Conference
Devereux Earns Multiple Submissions at AACAP Annual Meeting - June 30, 2015

A Very Special Mother's Day Duet
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May 8, 2015
  Mental Health Awareness Month
Devereux Observes Mental Health Awareness Month - May 1, 2015
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SVP President of External Affairs Leah Yaw, discusses recent partnership with HRC with G Philly - April 17, 2015
DCRC Success
Two Devereux Center for Resilient Children National Trainers named "Exceptional Leaders" by Exchange magazine
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May 18, 2015
  Digital Revolution
Devereux SVP and Chief Medical and Clinical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, explores how technology and connectivity can affect youth development - May 15, 2015
  Foster Care Awareness
The month of May is National Foster Care Month - May 1, 2015

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