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Looking beyond gifts: Helping your
child manage expectations during
the holidays -
December 13, 2016
Lisa Thomas wins ‘Ted Carr Early
Career Practitioner Award’
December 1, 2016
Research shows FLIP IT® is an effective
parent training tool in Ohio
November 29, 2016

Giving thanks: Celebrating
Thanksgiving with Your Child
with Autism -
November 10, 2016
U.K. group leverages Devereux
assessment tool to help youth build
resilience -
November 9, 2016
Benoit presented with BEST Kids
2016 'Founder's Award'
October 28, 2016

Tips and Tricks for a Safe and Sweet
Halloween with your Child with
Autism -
October 13, 2016
Tips to help kids develop grit for
school -
October 10, 2016
First State students with autism
receive more supports
October, 2016

Issues Families Face: Don't Divorce
Your Kids -
September 28, 2016
Building Resilience in Children
August 9, 2016
What Olympic Athletes Can Teach
Us About Autism -
August 8, 2016

What can 'Finding Dory' teach us?
June 29, 2016
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
in Rutland graduates largest class to
date -
June 16, 2016
Spotlight on Devereux's Olympic
Hopeful Kaylon Eppinger
June 15, 2016

Yolanda Graham, MD, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia's Medical Director, named the Cobb Executive Women's "2016 Woman of Distinction" - May 2, 2016
LEADING THE INDUSTRY: Devereux Unveils New Name and Expanded Brand Promise Aimed to Drive the Future of Behavioral Healthcare, End Stigma - April 21, 2016
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona’s Michele Bishop Named President-Elect of 4 Corners Association for Behavior Analysis - April 18, 2016

Devereux SVP and Chief Medical & Clinical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, responds to New York Times Opinion, “Don’t Grade Schools on Grit.” - March 28, 2016
Paul LeBuffe, Director of DCRC, who was selected by AERA to serve as Program Chair of an AERA Social and Emotional Learning Special Interest Group - April 5, 2016
Track star helps troubled youth get on right track - March 9, 2016

Family and Professional Partnerships Optimize Successful Transitions to Adulthood - March 28, 2016
A closer look at autism assessments
March 2, 2016
A closer look at autism assessments part two - March 9, 2016

Three ways to promote healthy self-confidence for kids
February 9, 2016
Microsoft volunteers visit Devereux California for “Day of Caring”
January 25, 2016
Devereux PA Daisy Shop featured in PhillyVoice’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
February 7, 2016

Devereux Pennsylvania’s work with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults with Intellectual Disability
January 25, 2016
The School District of Philadelphia’s Road to Successful School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Implementation - November 1, 2015
Snow day resilience - Making the most of snow days with the kids
January 20, 2016

Autism and the holidays: tips for helping families - December 8, 2015
Devereux Center for Resilient Children’s resources featured in Edutopia blog post written by Maurice Elias Ph.D.
December 2, 2015
Devereux SVP and Chief Clinical and Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, interviewed by CBS Philly’s online segment, “let’s get to Work, Philly.”
December 6, 2015
Bridget O’Neill and Justin Simons
Bridget O’Neill and Justin Simons: A Couple Fostering Love (and Children)
November 6, 2015
Devereux Recognized by HRC for New Video “Devereux Saved Me”
November 6, 2015
  Amy Kelly
Amy Kelly, discusses the introduction of Julia, Sesame Street’s newest cast member, who is on the autism spectrum.
October 26, 2015
Dr Marilyn Benoit
Devereux SVP Chief Clinical and Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, interviewed on BENFM’s Woman of the Week. - September 21, 2015
  Devereux AZ featured
Devereux AZ featured in Summer 2015 Foster Family-Based Treatment Association FOCUS Newsletter - September 18, 2015
  Devereux Colorado’s Director of Community-Based Services
Devereux Colorado’s Megan Vogels, was interviewed by CBS4 in Denver for a story on the impact of homelessness on children. - September 4, 2015
Social story created by Devereux
Devereux is pleased to share, “My Visit with The Pope” a social story created by Devereux. - August 31, 2015
  Dr. Todd Harris
Dr. Todd Harris describes how autism spectrum disorder is assessed and treated in the September issue of County Lines Magazine - September 1, 2015
  CEO Robert Kreider
Devereux President and CEO Robert Kreider interviewed by CBS Philly’s online segment “Let’s Get to Work Philly.” - August 10, 2015
Dan Gotlieb
“Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” written by Devereux’s friend, Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. - July 14, 2015
  Amy Kelly
Devereux Pennsylvania Director of Family and Community Supports Awarded Scholarship to Georgetown University Leadership Academy - July 7, 2015
  2015 Conference
Devereux Earns Multiple Submissions at AACAP Annual Meeting - June 30, 2015

A Very Special Mother's Day Duet
May 8, 2015
  Mental Health Awareness Month
Devereux Observes Mental Health Awareness Month - May 1, 2015
SVP President of External Affairs Leah Yaw, discusses recent partnership with HRC with G Philly - April 17, 2015
DCRC Success
Two Devereux Center for Resilient Children National Trainers named "Exceptional Leaders" by Exchange magazine
May 18, 2015
  Digital Revolution
Devereux SVP and Chief Medical and Clinical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit, explores how technology and connectivity can affect youth development - May 15, 2015
  Foster Care Awareness
The month of May is National Foster Care Month - May 1, 2015

Devereux Announces Opening of Community-based Services in Newark, DE
New office to focus on increasing need for community-based adult programming in the state. more

Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services Earns Three-year Accreditation
CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) announced on April 2, 2015 that Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services has been accredited for a period of three years for its Residential Rehabilitation Program: Brain Injury Specialty Program. more

Devereux President & CEO Bob Kreider talks with ReachMD about the state of behavioral healthcare in the U.S. and the vaccination debate
Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss the state of mental health services in the US, as well as current to emerging care resources for children with developmental disabilities such as autism, is Robert Kreider, JD.  more

Devereux Pennsylvania Opens New Autism Assessment Center to help families get immediate and accurate diagnoses
Devereux, a leading national nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization, announced the official opening of its new Autism Assessment Center in Downingtown, Pa. more

“When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind. What Do You Do, Sir?”
Devereux President and CEO Bob Kreider comments on the vaccination debate. more

Founder’s Day Message from President & CEO, Bob Kreider
On the 130th anniversary of the birth of Miss Devereux, the state of Devereux is as strong as it has ever been. more

Devereux Florida acquires Threshold Center for Autism
Strengthening an existing continuum of care for individuals with autism, and their families more

Devereux Announces Expansion of Services into Rhode Island
With acquisition of child agency Tannerhill, Inc. more

Devereux SVP and CMO Dr. Marilyn Benoit interviewed on ReachMD’s Primary Care Today
Dr. Benoit talks with Dr. Brian McDonough on the topic of addressing brain diseases in primary care more

Devereux Chief Medical Officer Receives AACAP Leadership Award
Dr. Marilyn Benoit receives Virginia Q. Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader Award for her commitment to the mental health needs of children in the foster care system and their families more

Devereux President and CEO Bob Kreider
Discusses the steps nonprofits can take to build an effective business model for the long term more

Devereux Sponsors Third Annual Family Resilience Conference In Support Of Philadelphia Area Families
Featuring New York Times best-selling author, Andrew Solomon, and seminars that teach key skills and tactics to help families build resilience more

It’s time we stood up for the orphan of organs: the brain
Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marilyn Benoit’s editorial on how to change the way we understand “mental health.” more

Lane Barker, Devereux Arizona’s Executive Director, receives cultural heritage award from Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
"I consider it [this award] a wonderful affirmation of our commitment to the LGBT community both as an employer and service provider,” Barker said. more

Read more in the Huffington Post about Devereux Arizona's efforts to give same-sex couples the opportunity to provide permanent loving homes for foster care children. more

Devereux’s SVP and Chief Medical Officer to present on ADHD at international conference in South Africa
Dr. Marilyn Benoit’s presentation at the August 2014 International Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions will highlight the role poor attachment and trauma play in the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. more

DCRC Director Paul LeBuffe visits Muhlenberg Elementary School in Allentown, Pa., one of two Allentown School District elementary schools awarded for their implementation of social and emotional learning strategies. The award culminates a three-year joint collaboration between DCRC and Allentown Schools. more

Devereux Day School recognized for implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS)
Day School was recognized for implementing SWPBIS with fidelity at this year’s Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network’s Implementers’ Forum. It is the only approved private school in the state to have earned this distinction three years in a row. more

Devereux Arizona's inaugural conference on children’s mental health, education and advocacy  attended by more than 150 professionals
Among the many topics covered by Devereux experts were brain development, early childhood resilience-building strategies, treatments for disruptive behavior disorders, and positive behavioral interventions and supports. more

Devereux Pennsylvania Launches STAIRS for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A one-of-a-kind program designed specifically for children with autism who also have severe behavioral challenges and skill deficits offers support and resources for families. more

Devereux PA Adult Services’ Rick Weaver Earns Boy Scouts’ Top Honor. One of Devereux Pennsylvania’s own, Rick Weaver, achieves the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Through his hard work and determination, Rick becomes the 100th Boy Scout in Downingtown Troop 2 to earn the distinction, earning the impressive 21 merit badges. Read the story in the Daily Local News.

Raising Resilient Kids: SMART  New Year's Resolutions.  Paul LeBuffe, Director of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, is now a guest blogger on MetroKids. Read his advice for parents on raising resilient children on the MetroKids website.

Devereux Arizona Proud Families Receives National Recognition
Click here for the news article.

Devereux Center for Effective Schools Partners with Philadelphia School District and International Institute for Restorative Practices to Improve School Climate.
A $730,676, multi-year grant from The Philadelphia Foundation's Fund for Children will support the development of a comprehensive, long-term strategy aimed at changing the culture of Philadelphia schools in which the threat of violence prevents learning and achievement. Devereux will provide training and technical support to implement and sustain a school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) approach within 10 K-8 schools. Devereux Center for Effective Schools is a national expert in implementing SWPBIS in urban schools. Click here for the news release.