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Intensive Residential Treatment Center

The Intensive Residential Treatment Center (IRTC) at the Devereux Florida Viera Campus offers a professional, caring approach for children and adolescents facing significant emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. Our highly experienced multidisciplinary team helps children ages five to 19 who have a mental health diagnosis, and/or have experienced a history of abuse and neglect. 

The Viera Campus IRTC Program offers three separate residential housing units.  Each is a secure setting for the treatment of  youth with severe emotional, behavioral and psychiatrically challenges.  We also treat youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

The treatment model of the IRTC is based on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) curriculum, emphasizing the importance of providing individuals with options to make positive choices. PBIS, in addition to Devereux’s unique training methods, provided children and adolescents with opportunities to develop their own strengths and learn how to manage their behavior. Multidisciplinary teams led by a psychiatrist, therapist and behavior analyst work in collaboration to support positive change. 

We believe that through the use of the PBIS methodology, our clinicians and paraprofessional staff will be able to treat children and adolescents more effectively and efficiently while returning them to their respective communities as quickly as possible. Further, we are able to provide children and adolescents with an enhanced skill set which will improves their coping skills and reduces recidivism rates.

At the heart of Devereux’s philosophy is a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, providing patients with extraordinary attention based on their individual diagnosis and medical needs.  The term “multidisciplinary” is used frequently today in describing the ideal care for patients.  It simply means that a patient can obtain the opinion of a team of medical specialist working together to provide individualized diagnoses, assessments and treatment options. 

We have multiple specialists in each discipline. A common multidisciplinary team includes behavior analysts, specialized therapists, educators, medical staff (including 24 hour nursing and supervision, two full time on-site psychiatrists, a neuropsychologist as well as a pediatric physician and endocrinologist) and direct care professionals. All strive to provide an integrative approach to teaching, modeling and reinforcing appropriate behavior. 

We aspire to provide a positive and affirmative environment which is nurturing yet structured, while creating opportunities for successful experiences.  Helping our patients learn to trust and develop healthy relationships while resolving problematic behaviors is our goal. 

Contact Us

For additional information about this program or to make a referral, please call the Central Referral Unit at 1.800.DEVEREUX (800.338.3738) ext. 77130 or email referral@devereux.org.