Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark’s message regarding racial inequality in our country
At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we denounce racism in all forms. Please read a message
from President and CEO Carl E. Clark II in response to the deaths of George Floyd, and others in the Black Community, and resulting civil unrest across our country.
Devereux SVP and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham’s message to staff about combatting racism
Please read this message
from Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., to all Devereux staff, regarding her personal experiences related to racism, and steps Devereux will take to combat racism moving forward.
Devereux SVP and Chief Strategy Officer Leah Yaw’s Juneteenth message
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health denounces racism in all forms. As the nonprofit commits to combatting racism, please read this message
from Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Leah Yaw recognizing Juneteenth.
Support Devereux’s Recreational Supplies Campaign
As we continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines, while spending more time indoors, our team members have been brainstorming on fun and educational ways to engage the individuals in our care. With their help, we’ve developed “wish lists” through Amazon that include: toys, games, arts and crafts supplies, educational activities, etc. We encourage you to participate in this important campaign so we are able to expand our centers’ recreational supplies … and keep us all #DevereuxStrong
! Help Devereux boost recreational supplies across its centers today!
PPE for Devereux: How you can help
Calling all Devereux friends and supporters: Learn how you can help
protect our front-line staff as they continue to care for our youth and adults amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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With social distancing measures in place, parents and caregivers of youth and adults with special needs may be feeling the heat this summer, trying to find fun, engaging and educationally enriching activities for their individuals to enjoy.
Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, shares activities to help your loved one learn new skills, while staying safe and healthy.
“A little creativity can go a long way in ensuring your child or adult stays active and engaged with projects and games while continuing to practice social distancing,” said Kelly.
Tip: Play games
Games such as noodle tag, Simon Says and driveway Chutes and Ladders can increase mobility and mental alertness. Organize a treasure hunt - hide 10 to 20 objects inside and/or outside the house - to help your youth or adult improve his or her memory and concentration.
Don’t forget to create a visual checklist so everyone can keep track of the hidden items.
Wayne Robinson, who receives services through Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New York, is using his musical talents to give thanks to the center’s front-line staff for providing the best possible care and support during COVID-19. Robinson is enrolled in Devereux New York’s adult self-advocacy program, and was recently inspired to write a rap song to show his gratitude and appreciation for the center’s essential employees.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Vice President of Operations - Children’s Services Mel Beidler, M.S., was recently selected to co-chair the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services’ (PCCYFS) new Behavioral Health Committee.
Read this Speech Blubs article featuring Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, as she offers creative alternatives for continued learning - at home - to help children with special needs develop the skills needed to grow and thrive. Kelly says, “When it comes time to return to the classroom, your child will be positioned for success.”
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pocono was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to support staff, as well as the individuals and families served by the organization, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant, from the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund, will help team members continue to provide high-quality, safe and effective care and service for children, adolescents and adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.