Devereux Commissions Independent Safety Audit
As part of our commitment to transparency, accountability, and providing high-quality services to those who need us, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has engaged outside experts to conduct an independent audit on issues of resident safety. Learn more here
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.
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.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
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.
Since Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health put out a call in March for Personal Protective Equipment to help keep the organization’s front-line staff - and the individuals it serves - safe and healthy during COVID-19, families, caregivers and supporters have generously donated 87,000 hand-sewn face masks and 3-D printed face shields.
At Devereux, our employees are at the heart of everything we do and are key to our success. Learn how Devereux Georgia Client and Family Advocate/Risk Manager Sophia Martin is serving and inspiring others every day.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center for Effective Schools Training and Consulting Specialist Brittany Zakszeski, Ph.D., NCSP, was recently recognized by the American Psychological Foundation and the National Association of School Psychologists for her work in examining ways to reduce challenging behaviors in children.
At Devereux, our direct support professionals (DSPs) are nothing short of extraordinary, always putting others before themselves. As we celebrate Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week - Sept. 13-19 - we thank and honor our more than 3,700 DSPs who are on the front lines, going above and beyond to serve and support those in their care.