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Who We Help

Who We HelpDevereux serves some of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our society who may have experienced varying degrees of verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse and neglect. Our extensive array of services enables us to provide many service options for individuals in the child and family welfare system.

Devereux Arizona provides programs and services in both Pima and Maricopa County to address the complex needs in children and adults.

Our programs and services include: intensive residential treatment, short-term residential treatment, outpatient services, prevention programs, traditional foster care for children and therapeutic foster care for adults.

Our Approach

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and Trauma Informed Care

Who We HelpDevereux embraces a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports/Trauma Informed Care (PBIS-TIC) approach. PBIS-TIC is research supported, emphasizing prevention and intervention based on a careful assessment and understanding of behavior. Teaching alternative or replacement behaviors is a critical feature of PBIS-TIC as is the use of data for effective treatment decisions. PBIS-TIC promotes an effective environment that facilitates positive interactions among staff and the individuals we serve.

Research tells us that individuals who have experienced trauma are at greater risk of being re-traumatized, and therefore any treatment program must be "trauma informed." Our "trauma-informed" individualized treatment approach is designed to promote emotional safety and healing.

We focus on mutual respect, shared decision-making, and establishing clear roles and expectations within the individual's environment. As part of our comprehensive PBIS-TIC system of care, we complete comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate levels of supervision and individualized treatment planning to meet each individual's need and level of risk.