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.
Steve Bruce, M.Ed., BCBA, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s vice president of operations - adult services, participated in a panel discussion during the 35th annual New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP) conference about the future for intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) providers.
The Philadelphia Foundation recently awarded Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health a $15,000 Leadership Grant to help the nonprofit implement Servant Leadership methodology and best practices across its centers in the Philadelphia region.
Two events benefitting Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona raised nearly $20,000 this fall for youth with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences, as well as those served by the center’s foster care programs.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania participated in its second job fair for immigrants, drawing professionals interested in a career in behavioral health. The job fair was held in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, which accelerates immigrant integration and economic advancement through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship.