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About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia
A Place of Hope
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County, Georgia, in 1973 at the invitation of Gov. Jimmy Carter. For more than 40 years, we have been providing hope and healing for children, adolescents and young adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
Studies show that 1 in 5 children have, or will have, a serious mental illness in their lifetime – but help is available. At Devereux Georgia, we provide individualized services and supports to meet the unique needs of each child. Our goal is to help children lead productive, meaningful and socially-connected lives in their homes, schools and communities.
Devereux Georgia is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the state of Georgia. All of our clinicians are licensed and experienced in state-of-the-art treatment options, including drug and alcohol addiction, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), aggression replacement, inappropriate sexual boundaries and working with commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC).
We use individual, group and family therapy, coupled with a fully accredited school to create a therapeutic community where children can grow, develop and thrive.
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About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare.
Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, Devereux operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement.
With more than 7,000 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and foster care.
Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings. They include:
For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.