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Philosophy of Care and Therapeutic Program Design

Devereux’s Philosophy of Care

Devereux’s philosophy of care represents an organizational commitment to the clients and families who are served by Devereux. Devereux’s philosophy of care focuses on three core principles of service delivery: individualized service delivery, effective/accountable service delivery, and positive approaches.

Individualized Service Delivery is driven by the unique strengths, needs, potentials, realities and expectations of the individual client and especially for children and adolescents, his/her family.

Effective/Accountable Service Delivery is a balanced approach to service delivery that seeks significant and practical treatment gains while taking into account the context in which services are being provided.

Focus on Positive Approaches represents an emphasis on skill building, relationship development, individual strengths, proactive or preventive intervention and the recognition that all individuals can change.

Devereux’s Therapeutic Program Design

Child & Adolescent Autism Spectrum Disorders Child & Adolescent IDD Child & Adolescent Mental Health  Adult Autism Spectrum Disorders Adult IDD Specialized &/or Blended Programs

Family Engagement

 Function Based Assessment and Interventions

System-Wide Trauma Informed Care

System-Wide Positive Behavior Support

Philosophy of Care


Devereux’s programs were created using techniques and practices proven to be effective. All programs incorporate:

System-wide Positive Behavior Support

Research shows that positive environments promote good social-emotional well being, physical health and learning. System-wide Positive Behavior Support uses a motivational/rewards-based system with clearly-stated expectations.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care focuses on making sure those we serve feel safe and are sensitively supported while therapeutically addressing past trauma.

Family Engagement

Research indicates that treatment works best in a supportive family environment. Families perform best when they are educated about their loved one’s illness and provided with the skills to support treatment.

Function Based Assessment and Interventions

For those with challenging behaviors, Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) offer insight into why an individual is behaving a certain way. These assessments help inform treatment plans in a way that allows for more successful outcomes. Devereux utilizes certified behavior analysts to direct and oversee the use of FBAs.

Areas of Specialization

Areas of specialization include treatment of autism and autism spectrum disorders, alcohol and other substance use disorders, behavioral disorders in individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as co-morbid conditions. Our Georgia and Florida programs provide highly-specialized treatment for sexually exploited or trafficked girls.