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Who We Help

Devereux Pennsylvania’s extensive array of services enables us to provide many service options ranging from intensive residential treatment programs and inpatient and outpatient services, to community-based services, group homes, individualized family services, day schools, employment programs, and therapeutic foster care.

Our Philosophy of Care focuses on the unique needs of the individuals and families we serve, utilizes positive approaches, and emphasizes evidence-based practices for the most in effectiveness, accountability and positive outcomes. Learn more about Devereux’s Philosophy of Care and our approach to treatment.

Devereux programs embrace four significant essentials of treatment: family engagement, functional behavior assessment, trauma-informed care and positive behavior support.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and Trauma Informed Care

Devereux embraces a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports/Trauma Informed Care (PBIS-TIC) approach. PBIS-TIC is research supported, emphasizing prevention and intervention based on a careful assessment and understanding of behavior. Teaching alternative or replacement behaviors is a critical feature of PBIS-TIC as is the use of data for effective treatment decisions. PBIS-TIC promotes an effective environment that facilitates positive interactions among staff and the individuals we serve.

Research tells us that individuals who have experienced trauma are at greater risk of being re-traumatized, and therefore any treatment program must be "trauma informed." Our "trauma-informed" individualized treatment approach is designed to promote emotional safety and healing.

We focus on mutual respect, shared decision-making, and establishing clear roles and expectations within the individual's environment. As part of our comprehensive PBIS-TIC system of care, we complete comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate levels of supervision and individualized treatment planning to meet each individual's need and level of risk.

Family engagement is one of the most important building blocks in successful treatment and outcomes.

Devereux really seemed to be the best place for my daughter Annie.  It was the best in terms of what the curriculum was including the positive behavior supports that they use and the reinforcements. The environment and the staff is what I was most impressed with.  The staff got to know our names—they are very caring.  The changes in our life have just been so wonderful, optimistic and hopeful.
- Amy Kelly, Devereux Parent