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It’s time we stood up for the orphan of organs: the brain
Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit’s editorial on how to change the way we understand “mental health.” more

Lane Barker, Devereux Arizona’s Executive Director, receives cultural heritage award from Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
"I consider it [this award] a wonderful affirmation of our commitment to the LGBT community both as an employer and service provider,” Barker said. more

Read more in the Huffington Post about Devereux Arizona's efforts to give same-sex couples the opportunity to provide permanent loving homes for foster care children. more

Devereux’s SVP and Chief Medical Officer to present on ADHD at international conference in South Africa
Dr. Marilyn Benoit’s presentation at the August 2014 International Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions will highlight the role poor attachment and trauma play in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. more

DCRC Director Paul LeBuffe visits Muhlenberg Elementary School in Allentown, Pa., one of two Allentown School District elementary schools awarded for their implementation of social and emotional learning strategies. The award culminates a three-year joint collaboration between DCRC and Allentown Schools. more

Devereux Day School recognized for implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS)
Day School was recognized for implementing SWPBIS with fidelity at this year’s Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network’s Implementers’ Forum. It is the only approved private school in the state to have earned this distinction three years in a row. more

Devereux Arizona's inaugural conference on children’s mental health, education and advocacy  attended by more than 150 professionals
Among the many topics covered by Devereux experts were brain development, early childhood resilience-building strategies, treatments for disruptive behavior disorders, and positive behavioral interventions and supports. more

Devereux Pennsylvania Launches STAIRS for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A one-of-a-kind program designed specifically for children with autism who also have severe behavioral challenges and skill deficits offers support and resources for families. more

Devereux PA Adult Services’ Rick Weaver Earns Boy Scouts’ Top Honor.  One of Devereux Pennsylvania’s own, Rick Weaver, achieves the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Through his hard work and determination, Rick becomes the 100th Boy Scout in Downingtown Troop 2 to earn the distinction, earning the impressive 21 merit badges. Read the story in the Daily Local News.

Raising Resilient Kids: SMART  New Year's Resolutions.  Paul LeBuffe, Director of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, is now a guest blogger on MetroKids. Read his advice for parents on raising resilient children on the MetroKids website.

Devereux Arizona Proud Families Receives National Recognition
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Devereux Center for Effective Schools Partners with Philadelphia School District and International Institute for Restorative Practices to Improve School Climate.
A $730,676, multi-year grant from The Philadelphia Foundation's Fund for Children will support the development of a comprehensive, long-term strategy aimed at changing the culture of Philadelphia schools in which the threat of violence prevents learning and achievement. Devereux will provide training and technical support to implement and sustain a school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) approach within 10 K-8 schools. Devereux Center for Effective Schools is a national expert in implementing SWPBIS in urban schools. Click here for the news release.