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Adolescent and Young Adult Residential Treatment

The individuals we serve

We serve adolescents and young adults with the following characteristics/diagnosis:

  • Ages 11 to 22
  • All genders
  • Severe mental illness
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Learning disabilities
  • Trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Commercial sexual exploitation
  • Substance abuse
  • Medically complex
  • Chronic run-away behaviors
  • Adolescents/young adults with intellectual functioning below the borderline range are considered on a case-by-case basis.

As part of our continuum of care, Devereux is proud to be a behavioral healthcare leader for the LGBTQ community. We have a rich history assisting diverse populations of individuals who need care, comfort and support – regardless of their ethnicity, race, religion or sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Devereux supports educational, policy and clinical changes that create safe spaces to help these individuals strengthen their overall emotional health and well-being. We stand firmly alongside LGBTQ adolescents and adults, not only to help eliminate discrimination that exists in our society today, but to evolve our culture from one of tolerance > to acceptance > to affirmation. Specifically, Devereux:

  • Follows workplace policies that state LGBTQ staff are to be treated equally. Our employment policies protect staff from discrimination due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, even in states where there are no LGBTQ protections.
  • Provides equal opportunity employment and benefits (including domestic partner benefits) to LGBT employees
  • Displays images on our campuses that demonstrate inclusiveness.
  • Participates in community events to promote our services to the LGBTQ community.
  • Actively recruits, trains and supports LGBTQ staff members and foster/adoptive parents.
  • Partners with other organizations to advance the equality of LGBTQ people. 

In addition, Devereux has adopted the American Psychological Association’s Gender Affirmative Model as its overarching clinical approach to supporting transgender and gender-expansive individuals in our care. This model is the emerging best practice treatment of choice, focusing on resilience, coping and wellness.

The treatment team

Our team of caring and highly-skilled professionals provides individualized services and supports, including:

  • On-site school with certified special education teachers
  • On-site psychiatry with board-certified psychiatrists
  • Individual, group and family therapy with on-staff, licensed clinicians
  • Round-the-clock nursing
  • Discharge planning and professional, prompt communication from our case coordinator
  • On-campus substance abuse services provided by a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • A full schedule of activities overseen by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • Supervision and skill-teaching from highly-trained direct support professionals
  • As needed, other disciplines may be contracted to meet particular client needs (dietician, speech and language, occupational/physical therapy)

The program


We are a specialized provider of residential behavioral healthcare services and education for adolescents and young adults with complex treatment needs. Our treatment and education programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. We use evidence-based modalities to help adolescents and young adults achieve success in their homes, schools and communities after discharge. Our treatment model emphasizes the central role of the individual and family in treatment and discharge planning.

We build our individualized programs around Devereux Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (D-PBIS). We encourage those in our care to make positive choices through the use of positive reinforcement, and we teach skills for future success after discharge, including:

  • Social/emotional/behavioral wellness skills
  • Life management skills
  • Academic and work experience skills
  • Healthy living skills
  • Recreation and leisure skills
  • Substance use education skills


The Devereux School provides academic and pre-vocational programming.  Each student is assessed to identify their academic strengths and needs, and educational goals and objectives are completed. The program focuses on providing positive, non-traditional education through a variety of highly-specialized services. Our ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of all of our students through positive academic, emotional and social growth, and promote student success in a structured, stable and nurturing classroom.  Students are provided with challenging experiences that build upon their individual strengths. Accredited by Cognia as a non-public school, Devereux employs special education-certified teachers trained to work with students with behavioral, emotional and/or developmental disorders. An individualized education plan and/or a treatment plan is fully integrated into the overall treatment for each student and students attend school on a year-round schedule.


  • The Joint Commission
  • Educational programs accredited by Cognia and recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
  • Approved by the Texas Education Agency and other state education agencies throughout the United States

Admissions Info

Residential Admissions
(800) 373-0011 or
(281) 335-1000
Fax: (281) 554-6290