• Community-Based Services
  • Employment Services Program
  • Campus-Based Residential Services
  • Cleo Wallace Academy

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado

In 1943, a young woman named Cleo Spurlock Wallace began treating children with speech and language problems.  What began as a school in her basement has become the Rocky Mountain Region’s most comprehensive psychiatric center for children and adolescents.  For 60 years, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado has treated children with psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado utilizes a trauma-informed and solution oriented model of family therapy in which parents and families are seen as active participants and partners in their child’s treatment.  This approach focuses on capitalizing on the available family strengths and resources, rather than traditional “uncovering” approaches. 

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado is excited to combine vast expertise, a long history of service, and strong professionalism as new programs continue to be added to our Community-Based Services (CBS)  in the greater Metro Denver area.  By serving children, adolescents, and families in their homes an communities, Devereux is dedicated to having a strong continuum of care of services to meet client’s emotional, developmental, intellectual, therapeutic, behavioral, and vocational needs.  Utilizing prevention, evidence-based interventions, and strength-based approaches in working with individuals and families, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado’s clinicians and staff members promote placement stability, health and safety, and success.  

Additionally, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado has a strong commitment to partnering and communicating with other providers and agencies.  Devereux’s collaboration with other community members results in a high level of personalized care for every individual by preventing out-of-home placements, reunifying clients and families, and developing new needed services.  This understanding of the importance in community-based services and collaboration also means that Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado is committed to helping families connect and access long-term supports and resources in their own community. 

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.

We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.

They include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care
  • Evidence-based Treatment & Special Education
  • Transition and Independent Life Services
  • Family Education and Professional Training
  • Research and Innovation to advance the field
  • Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives –   by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.