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About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado

In 1943, a young woman named Cleo Spurlock Wallace began treating children with speech and language difficulties. What began as a school in the basement of her home has become the Rocky Mountain region’s most comprehensive psychiatric center for children and adolescents. For more than 75 years, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado has provided services and supports for youth with psychiatric, emotional and behavioral challenges in the greater Denver metro area.

Devereux Colorado utilizes a trauma-informed, solution-oriented model of family therapy in which parents and families are seen as active participants in their child’s treatment. This approach capitalizes on the family’s strengths and resources.

Devereux Colorado is proud to serve youth and families in their homes and communities to better meet their needs. Our clinicians and staff utilize evidence-based interventions and strength-based approaches in working with children and families to promote placement stability, health and safety.

In addition, Devereux Colorado is committed to partnering with community providers and agencies to reunify youth and families, prevent out-of-home placements and connect families to long-term supports and resources in their own communities.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.

We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.

They include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care
  • Evidence-based Treatment & Special Education
  • Transition and Independent Life Services
  • Family Education and Professional Training
  • Research and Innovation to advance the field
  • Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.