Who We Help
Devereux provides an extensive array of 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. It is Devereux’s policy to practice nondiscrimination in services. All activities, with regard to referrals, admissions, placement of individuals, and provision of services are conducted without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression. Devereux is proud to recruit, train and support LGBTQ foster parents, some of whom later become adoptive parents.
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.
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 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.