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Devereux Pennsylvania Director of Family and Community Supports Awarded Scholarship to Georgetown University Leadership Academy

Devereux Pennsylvania’s Amy Kelly, Director of Family and Community Supports, was awarded a scholarship by the Georgetown University Leadership Academy to participate in its competitive training course in August of 2015. The Leadership Academy is an intensive course of study comprised of two and a half months of preparatory activities and a four-day residential learning experience. The Leadership Academy is designed for individuals who are actively engaged in behavioral health care policy practice, research, and advocacy. “I am proud of our many professionals actively involved in various professional development opportunities and conferences in our field,” said Dr. Benoit.

“This is a highly competitive spot that Amy won. I was delighted to write her a letter of reference,” said Dr. Marilyn Benoit, Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Clinical Officer.

At the Leadership Academy this August, Amy will participate in a variety of learning and coaching opportunities involving leadership assessments, writing assignments, lectures, peer discussion groups, and experiential exercises. “It’s an honor to receive this scholarship, and represent Devereux at the Leadership Academy. I look forward to becoming a ‘transformational leader’ with the other participants in the program, and together addressing the variety of challenges in the mental health field,” said Amy Kelly.

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Read this Philadelphia Gay News article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham about what organizations like Devereux are doing to combat suicide in the U.S.

Red Hook   Devereux New York awards inaugural scholarship to Red Hook High School senior

Devereux New York recently awarded its first-ever high school scholarship to a Red Hook High School senior who plans to major in psychology.

DSP Appreciation Week   Devereux celebrates direct support professionals during appreciation week in September

Devereux is honoring the 3,500 direct support professionals who selflessly serve those in their care, helping them lead more fulfilling, productive and socially connected lives.

Education division   Devereux announces major expansion of education division

Devereux is expanding its historic education division to enhance the provision of specialized education services across the nonprofit’s geographic footprint and beyond.

Manal Durgin, M.D.   Devereux Florida’s Dr. Manal Durgin named ‘Youth Behavioral Healthcare Professional of the Year’

Devereux Florida Medical Director and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Manal Durgin, M.D., was recently named the “2019 Youth Behavioral Healthcare Professional of the Year” by the Florida Behavioral Health Association.

Amy Kelly   Article featuring Amy Kelly: “Back-to-school tips for parents of children with special needs”

Read this Autism Spectrum News article featuring Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly as she shares tips to help you get your child ready for the new school year.

Sensory room   Devereux awarded $4,000 grant to create sensory room for youth with disabilities

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health was recently awarded a $4,000 grant to create a sensory room for youth at Devereux Pennsylvania’s Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services center.


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