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The School District of Philadelphia’s Road to Successful School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Implementation

Devereux’s work advancing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) through the Devereux Center for Effective Schools (CES) is lauded in the latest newsletter of the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network for our partnership with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). CES is the leading partner in four grant-funded projects designed to implement PBIS in Philadelphia public schools.

PBIS has been implemented in 20 schools already. While still in the early stages, evidence of effectiveness is already being recognized, with SDP being awarded the School Climate Transformation Grant award from the U.S. Department of Education. We are confident this implementation will lead to materially positive and sustainable outcomes for the children in Philadelphia’s schools.

 

  Devereux youth shares moving graduation speech

Justinee Rafter told the Devereux admissions team she was not interested in her education. But thanks to a team of compassionate and caring clinicians, teachers and staff at the Devereux Pennsylvania - Children’s Behavioral Health Services center, three years later - something changed. This summer, Justinee graduated from the Devereux Day School in Malvern, Pa.

  FCC selects Devereux Florida foster parents as its ‘Foster Parents of the Year’

During the Florida Coalition for Children’s (FCC) annual convention in July, the organization selected Devereux foster parents Bobby Sharp and Everett Kamuchey as its “Foster Parents of the Year.”

  Devereux Arizona receives $500,000 gift from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation

Thanks to the continued generosity from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Devereux Arizona’s Scottsdale campus has exceeded the halfway point toward funding its $1.25 million capital campaign for a new dormitory that will serve youth with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

  Patricia Hillis-Clark named executive director of Devereux PA - Children’s Behavioral Health Services

Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II has named Patricia Hillis-Clark, Psy.D., BCBA, as incoming executive director of the organization’s Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Behavioral Health Services center, located in Malvern and Glenmoore, Pa.

  Focusing on trauma: Take Devereux’s pledge to promote social/emotional health in children

This month, the Devereux Center of Resilient Children invites everyone to embrace our shared role in promoting healthy early childhood development by taking its online pledge to promote the resilience of all children, and to learn more about the negative impacts of childhood trauma, as well as the need for trauma-informed practices.

  Devereux N.Y. holds first ‘Self-Advocate Gala’ for adults with disabilities

This summer, Devereux New York held its first “Self-Advocate Gala” for adults served by the nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider. The gala was coordinated by the organization’s “Adult Self-Advocacy Group.”


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