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Back to school tips   Back to school: Tips for creating a seamless transition

Devereux’s Amy Kelly shares back-to-school tips for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

DECA 20 Years   DECA Program anniversary: Celebrating 20 years of promoting resilience in young children

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program, a strength-based assessment and planning system designed to promote resilience in children, ages 4 weeks to 6 years old.

June Awareness Month   Celebrating Pride Month in June

Pride Month is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community, and a time when LGBTQ individuals - and their supporters - seek to raise awareness of the ongoing challenges youth and adults face in their daily lives.

Texas DCRC   Healing from Hurricane Harvey: Devereux awarded contract to provide resilience training

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) was awarded a contract with the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (The Center) to provide resilient leadership training following Hurricane Harvey.

Texas   Devereux Texas’ Kentucky Derby-themed Savor the Hope Gala benefits Devereux programs

Houston’s Hotel Zaza rivaled Churchill Downs as guests in wide-brimmed hats and other derby finery came together for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas’ 9th annual Savor the Hope Gala.

Mental Health Awareness Month   You are not alone: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is proud to serve as a nationally recognized leader in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare, providing innovative specialty mental health programs/services for youth and adults with emotional and behavioral disorders.

CIDDS   Autism Awareness Month: Nurturing greater understanding, compassion and support

In honor of Autism Awareness Month in April, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health a leading provider of autism services for children, adolescents and adults - wants to highlight the need for greater understanding, compassion and support to help individuals diagnosed with autism lead more independent, fulfilling and socially connected lives.

Hank Booth   Supported by Devereux as a youth, Hank Booth now serves as an advisory board chair

As a young boy, Hank Booth struggled emotionally and socially. When Booth started experimenting with drugs, his parents turned to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas. Decades later, Booth now serves as chairman of the Devereux Georgia Advisory Board.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month   Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Promoting inclusion

March has been recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month since 1987 when President Ronald Reagan issued a public proclamation urging Americans to provide individuals with developmental disabilities “the encouragement and opportunities they need to lead productive lives and to achieve their full potential.”

  Recreational Therapy Month: Recognizing the value of therapeutic recreational programs

Recreational therapy uses activities such as music and dance classes and arts and crafts to help stimulate and improve the overall health and well-being of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions.

  Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Join the fight against modern-day slavery

Human trafficking is an issue that affects every country around the globe. In the United States, one of the biggest challenges to combating this form of modern-day slavery is a lack of awareness and understanding.

  Devereux Texas uses $50,000 grant for trauma training post-Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall last year with unrelenting rain, causing devastating and widespread flooding, Devereux Texas was put to the test. Following the storm, the nonprofit was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, in partnership with the Rebuild Texas Fund. The grant is now providing advanced-level trauma training for staff.

  Focusing on togetherness during the holidays

Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., offers tips for families to focus on togetherness during the holiday season.

  National Adoption Month 2018: Join the conversation

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Month and Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health wants to shine a light on the urgent need to connect the thousands of children and youth in the U.S. foster care system with permanent, loving families.

  Devereux Texas is back … and better than ever!

In August 2017, Devereux’s campuses in League City and Victoria, Texas, were put to the test when Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The Category 4 storm brought more than 50 inches of rain to the Houston area, causing devastating flooding and significant damage to both Devereux Texas centers. Today, nearly all repairs are completed and Devereux Texas is stronger than ever.

  Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we believe all individuals should be given the opportunity to be included and make a positive impact in their communities.

  Helping individuals in crisis: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The American Association of Suicidology reports that, in the U.S., nearly 45,000 individuals died by suicide in 2016. In addition, the organization said suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, with an average of one person taking his or her own life every 11.7 minutes.

  Focusing on trauma: Take Devereux’s pledge to promote social/emotional health in children

This month, the Devereux Center of Resilient Children invites everyone to embrace our shared role in promoting healthy early childhood development by taking its online pledge to promote the resilience of all children, and to learn more about the negative impacts of childhood trauma, as well as the need for trauma-informed practices.

  Devereux Texas Awarded $50,000 Rebuild Texas Fund Grant

Improved resources will soon be available for those suffering and recovering from trauma, thanks to a financial contribution to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas. In late April, the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (“the Center”), in partnership with the Rebuild Texas Fund, named the nonprofit a $50,000 recipient of its Rebuild Texas Fund Grant.

  In spite of past traumas, hurricane generates resilience in youth and staff at Devereux Texas

Throughout its programs, Devereux teaches the idea of “resilience” - the ability to recover from, or adjust easily to, misfortune or change. That concept was taken to unprecedented levels for Devereux Texas during, and after, Hurricane Harvey.

  $250,000 Gift brings Devereux Texas closer to recovery

Six months after Hurricane Harvey’s devastating blow to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas, a donation has the nonprofit on firmer footing for its path to recovery. Recently, the Valero Energy Foundation presented Devereux Texas with a check for $250,000 to benefit the organization’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

  Devereux Texas campuses recover following Hurricane Harvey

It took a village … but our Devereux Texas campuses are kicking off the New Year in their facilities which, last August, were fully evacuated and significantly damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

  Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has been devastating to the residents of Texas both in Houston / League City and Victoria, where Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has programs.