Channel 12 Shines the Spotlight on Devereux's Olympic Hopeful Kaylon Eppinger
Scottsdale, AZ (June 15, 2016) — Kaylon Eppinger’s Olympic journey was recently spotlighted by Phoenix NBC station, Channel 12 News. The piece highlighted Kaylon’s dedication and determination to be the gold medal winner in the Heptathlon.
Titled the “Road to Rio,” Sports Journalist, Cameron Cox, interviews Kaylon at her training site as well as on the Devereux Residential Treatment (RTC) Campus in Scottsdale. Devereux’s RTC is a 48-bed facility that helps youth ages 5-17 with emotional, behavioral and/or substance abuse challenges learn skills to transition back to their families and communities.
Kaylon, better known as Ms. KayKay to the youth at the RTC, is a Lead Direct Care Professional for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona. Because of her own health challenges, Kaylon demonstrates to the RTC youth what hard work and persistence can do for you in overcoming obstacles.
Devereux staff and especially the youth at the RTC are cheering on KayKay in hopes she will make the team and win a gold medal in Rio.
In a two-part series about fostering strong relationships between physicians and children with special needs, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Family and Community Services Amy Kelly shares her experiences - Tips for Navigating the Special Needs World with Your Child’s Doctor - with Philly.com’s Healthy Kids Blog.
At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we celebrate our nurses and teachers all year long. But during National Nurses Week and National Teacher Appreciation Week, we really want to give our nurses and teachers a special shout out!
Donna and Sharicka McHenry were satisfied with their lives in Phoenix, Ariz., but something was missing. “We always wanted children,” said Donna. “We wanted one of our own, but we also knew we would go through the foster care process because there are nearly 18,000 children living in the child welfare system in Arizona.” The couple are now parents to four siblings who previously were in foster care.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, recently announced that Robert Q. Kreider, President and CEO, will retire in January 2018, following more than 20 years of extraordinary service.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).