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holiday season tips   Stress less: What NOT to do this holiday season to help lighten your load

Devereux Center for Resilient Children Director Susan Damico offers tips for having a happy - and less stressful - holiday season.

Tyrone Burns   National Adoption Month: Devereux Florida helps young man find forever family

In celebration of National Adoption Month, learn how Devereux helped a young man heal from past trauma and find his forever family.

Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM   Devereux article on telehealth featured in Behavioral Health News

An article written by Devereux Arizona Clinical Director Janelle Westfall, LPC, LBA, BCBA, and Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Behavioral Health Services Clinical Supervisor Molly Stubbs, LPC, was recently featured in Behavioral Health News. The article - “Telehealth: An unexpected silver lining during a pandemic” - explores the benefits of offering virtual behavioral health services.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month   National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Recognizing the skills, talents of all individuals

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Learn how Devereux is helping adults secure and maintain meaningful and competitive employment in the community.

new Tucson location   Devereux Arizona’s intervention services move to new Tucson location

Devereux Arizona recently celebrated the grand opening of its Assessment and Intervention Center (AIC) and Brief Intervention Program’s (BIP) new Tucson location. Devereux Arizona’s AIC and BIP offer short-term, intensive residential services to youth, ages 9 to 17, who are experiencing significant social, emotional and behavioral health challenges.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month   Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: One conversation can save a life

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 34, and the fourth leading cause of death for people ages 35 to 54. Learn how you can support those in crisis - and possibly save a life.

Yvette Jackson   Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson receives ‘Champion for Change’ award

Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, recently received the “Champion for Change” award at the 2021 Let’s Get Better Together Conference, hosted by the Queer Resource Collective and the LGBTQ Integrated Health Coalition of Southern Arizona.

Road to Recovery   Devereux Taskforce Helps Youth Survivors of Sex Trafficking Along Road to Recovery

One hundred youth survivors of sex trafficking are on the road to recovery, thanks in part from Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona and its Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) program.

Amy and Annie   Managing back-to-school jitters: Tips to help children with special needs ensure a smooth transition

Is your child excited - and nervous - about heading back to school this fall? Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, offers tips to help children with special needs ensure a smooth transition.

Devereux Arizona   Arizona Health and Living Magazine article spotlights Devereux Arizona’s culinary arts program

Read this Arizona Health and Living Magazine article spotlighting Devereux Arizona’s culinary arts program, which teaches students valuable job skills, including menu planning, food preparation, table setting and serving. The goal of this program is to prepare youth for future employment in the food service industry.

Strengthening your resilience   Strengthening your resilience

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children offers tools and resources to help adults strengthen their social and emotional health and well-being.

Pride month   Celebrating Pride Month in June

Pride Month is a time to celebrate and raise awareness of the current issues facing the LGBTQ community. Learn how Devereux is creating safe spaces to help youth and adults strengthen their overall emotional health and well-being.

Devereux Arizona   Devereux Arizona offers LGBTQ, gender-expansive integrated care

Devereux Arizona recently began providing LGBTQ and gender-expansive affirming integrated care to better meet the needs of youth enrolled in the organization’s outpatient program in Phoenix.

May Awareness Month   May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of many individuals. Learn how to cope with uncertainty and build your resiliency.

brave   April is Autism Awareness Month

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Devereux Senior Vice President of Organizational Development Rayni Brindley, M.Ed., BCBA, shares her perspective on raising a child with autism.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month   March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, learn how Devereux is helping youth and adults of all abilities achieve success in their homes, schools and communities.

swimming   Celebrating Recreational Therapy Month in February

At Devereux, providing fun, safe and effective recreational activities is a critical component of the successful treatment of youth and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

Yvette Jackson   Yvette Jackson featured in Echo Magazine article: “Devereux Arizona remains committed to LGBTQ inclusion”

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health proudly supports diversity and inclusion for all individuals. Read this Echo Magazine article featuring Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, as she discusses the center’s efforts to create an environment where team members - as well as the individuals and families they serve - feel safe, comfortable, accepted and supported.

Happy 2021!   Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking is an issue that affects every country around the globe. Learn how Devereux is helping youth who have experienced emotional, physical and sexual trauma thrive and succeed in life.

Yvette Jackson   Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s ‘Health Care Heroes’

The Phoenix Business Journal recently named Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, one of its 2020 “Health Care Heroes” for helping youth and adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences thrive and succeed in life. Awards were given in 10 categories to those who have “devoted their careers to selflessly helping others.” Jackson was named co-winner in the Mental Health category.

December Awareness   Celebrate the season with new holiday traditions

The holidays may look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean the festivities have to stop. Devereux Center for Resilient Children Director Susan Damico offers creative ways to make the season special, while staying safe and healthy.

Yvette Jackson   Yvette Jackson elected to Arizona Council of Human Service Providers Board of Directors

Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, was recently elected to the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers (ACHSP) Board of Directors. ACHSP membership voted Jackson onto the board this summer as a result of her 20-plus years of behavioral healthcare experience in the state.

November Awareness   Celebrating National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and Devereux is proud to work with foster and adoptive families to help children find a loving family and a permanent place to call home.

October Awareness   October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the significant contributions of workers with disabilities. At Devereux, we believe all individuals should be given the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents and thrive in their communities.

August awareness   Staying active and engaged while social distancing

Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, shares activities to help your child or adult with special needs learn new skills - and have fun - while staying safe and healthy.

Introducing …   Introducing … Devereux’s adult resilience initiative

Devereux is launching an adult resilience initiative to help team members learn new skills to strengthen their social and emotional health and well-being.

Yvette Jackson   Yvette Jackson discusses Devereux Arizona’s programs and services on Radio.com’s Be Kind Always podcast

Listen as Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, discusses the center’s programs and services on Radio.com’s Be Kind Always podcast. Jackson shares valuable information about Devereux Arizona’s autism services, therapeutic foster care program, outpatient services and residential treatment center, and explains how the organization is changing lives for individuals with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

June Awareness Month   Celebrating Pride Month in June

Pride Month is an annual celebration in June of the LGBTQ community. Learn how Devereux is working to ensure every child, adolescent and adult in our care feels welcomed and safe to express themselves openly and without judgement.

Yvette Jackson   Yvette Jackson discusses Devereux Arizona’s programs and services on Hubbard Radio’s Valley Focus show

Listen as Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, discusses the center’s programs and services on Hubbard Radio’s Valley Focus show. Jackson shares valuable information about Devereux Arizona’s therapeutic foster care program and outpatient services, and explains how the organization is supporting individuals and families during COVID-19.

May Awareness Month   Mental Health Awareness Month: Managing stress and anxiety during a pandemic

There has never been a more important time to make mental health a priority. Learn how to manage stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

Autism Awareness Month   Autism Awareness Month: Talking to individuals with autism about COVID-19

Learn how to talk to children and adults with autism about COVID-19 to ensure they have the information and resources they need without causing unnecessary worry and anxiety.

Breaking down barriers   March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth and adults with developmental disabilities often face barriers that can make it challenging to function on a daily basis. Learn how Devereux is helping to break down these barriers.

Ideas Collide   Inspiring hope: Devereux Arizona and Ideas Collide team up to provide suitcases for youth

Devereux Arizona is partnering with marketing communications firm Ideas Collide to provide suitcases for Devereux Arizona youth living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children   Devereux Arizona awarded $25,000 grant to support victims of child sex trafficking

Devereux Arizona was recently awarded a $25,000 grant to support the organization’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) program.

Recreational Therapy   Celebrating Recreational Therapy Month in February

At Devereux, providing fun and healthy recreational activities is a critical part of the successful treatment of youth and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month   January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking is an issue that affects every country and every state in the U.S. Learn how Devereux Florida is granting hope and healing to individuals in need.

The Buckmaster Show   Yvette Jackson shares information about Devereux Arizona on The Buckmaster Show

Take a listen as Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, shares valuable information about the center’s programs and services on The Buckmaster Show.

Being Present   Celebrating the season: Tips to avoid holiday stress

The holidays are a time of celebration, filled with family gatherings, gift giving and good cheer, but for many people, they also are a time of stress and seemingly never-ending to-do lists. Devereux Center for Resilient Children’s Nefertiti B. Poyner offers tips for families to slow down this holiday season and focus on being present, not perfect.

Culinary Arts   Article spotlights Devereux Arizona’s culinary arts program - “Devereux serves up hope and employment opportunities with their culinary program”

Read this Phoenix Business Journal article spotlighting Devereux Arizona’s culinary arts program, where students learn how to plan, prepare and serve nutritious and delicious meals.

Yvette Jackson   Yvette Jackson named executive director of Devereux Arizona

Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II has named Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, as executive director of Devereux Arizona, with campuses in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.

National Adoption Month   Celebrating National Adoption Month in November

Since 1995, National Adoption Month has been recognized in communities across the country. Devereux is proud to work with foster and adoptive families to help children in need find a permanent, loving family.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month   Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October

National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the significant contributions of workers with disabilities. At Devereux, we believe all individuals should be given the opportunity to be included and achieve their fullest potential.

Breaking the silence   September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. Devereux joins other individuals and organizations to promote awareness and combat the stigma associated with this tragic loss of life.

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.

Human Rights Campaign   Devereux centers recognized by Human Rights Campaign for supporting LGBTQ youth, families

Four Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health centers have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the U.S., for supporting and serving LGBTQ youth and families.

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.

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.

Together We Rise   Devereux Arizona receives hundreds of ‘sweet cases’ from Together We Rise/Toyota

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona received more than 300 “sweet cases” from the nonprofit Together We Rise, in partnership with Toyota Financial Services.

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.

  Fundraising events generate nearly $20,000 for Devereux Arizona

Two events benefitting Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona raised nearly $20,000 this fall for youth with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences, as well as those served by the center’s foster care programs.

  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’s Behavioral Health Consultant Wins Prestigious Educational Research Award

David Messer, Ph.D. and Behavioral Health Consultant for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona’s Adolescent Health & Wellness Clinic, recently received the 2018 American Education Research Association’s (AERA) Outstanding Dissertation in the Counseling & Human Services Division Award. The award was presented at the AERA’s annual convention last April.

  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.

  Devereux Arizona receives $500,000 gift from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation

Thanks to the continued generosity from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Devereux Arizona’s Scottsdale campus has exceeded the halfway point toward funding its $1.25 million capital campaign for a new dormitory that will serve youth with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

  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 Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona to open innovative health and wellness clinic for adolescents in East Valley

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona, a nonprofit behavioral health provider, today announced plans to open a new and innovative adolescent health and wellness clinic in Mesa, Arizona.

  Adoption completes family just in time for holidays

Learn more about Devereux Arizona foster parents Sydni and Emery Engle - and their adoption journey - in this Arizona Daily Star article.

  Devereux Arizona’s Lane Barker Captures C-Suite Award

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona Executive Director Lane Barker was recently named Phoenix Business Journal's “CEO of the Year” in its inaugural “C-Suite Awards” event on October 19.