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Devereux SVP and Chief Medical & Clinical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, responds to New York Times Opinion, “Don’t Grade Schools on Grit.”

A response to Angela Duckworth’s opinion, published March 26, 2016:

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I am delighted we are openly addressing the need for schools to support children’s social and emotional development. Schools promote resilience and facilitate character development, but are a secondary crucible for such development. Policy makers fail to address parents’ responsibilities (parents provide the primary crucible within which children are reared). This primary crucible is where templates for empathy, compassion, self-control, turn taking, frustration tolerance, self-soothing, and respect for authority are developed. The first year of life remains critical in developing secure attachments between parent(s) and child. Within the context of that secure attachment, babies develop early capacities that result in self-regulation. Parents serve as “external regulators” helping young children build the neuronal brain structures that later take over and self-regulate. Children should come to school with such readiness, with schools enhancing and facilitating further development. Policy makers should promote additional support to young parents, enhancing their success in this critical first stage of child development.

Marilyn Benoit, M.D.

  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