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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pocono launches therapeutic foster care program to help at-risk youth thrive

The nonprofit is seeking foster parents in Carbon, Lackawanna, Monroe and Pike counties

Newfoundland, PA – Dec. 7, 2020 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pocono, a nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider with locations throughout northeast Pennsylvania, has launched a therapeutic foster care program to provide children and adolescents living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences the opportunity to grow and thrive. Devereux Pocono is currently seeking a diverse pool of treatment/foster parents to open their hearts and homes to youth in need in Carbon, Lackawanna, Monroe and Pike counties. The organization welcomes single, married, partnered, or cohabitating individuals to become treatment/foster parents.

Devereux Pocono’s Community Residential Rehabilitation Services (CRRS) program uses a collaborative approach to serve a diverse population of at-risk youth – and their families. The goal is to nurture human potential and stabilize symptoms and/or challenging behaviors to help children return to a less intensive level of care.

“We are excited to launch a therapeutic foster care program to help youth reach their full and unique potential,” said Devereux Pocono Executive Director Tina Skoda. “We believe all individuals deserve a loving, supportive and nurturing family – and a positive and natural home environment – to help them succeed in life. Our treatment/foster parents can rest assured we will be with them every step of the way, providing intensive training, along with clinical and emotional support.”

Consider fostering a child – change a life today!

In addition to receiving generous, tax-free compensation, Devereux Pocono’s treatment/foster parents receive extensive training and clinical oversight regarding behavioral health issues and trauma. In order to become a treatment/foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 25 years of age
  • Have a minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Pass background clearances
  • Meet home study and licensing requirements
  • Complete The Diana Screen®, which assesses an individual’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children

Note: Treatment parents are considered independent contractor positions. Devereux is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer.

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If you are interested in making a positive impact on a child’s life, Devereux Pocono would like to connect with you! To request an application:

About Devereux Pocono

Devereux Pocono provides a wide array of programs and services for individuals – ages 2 through life span – with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and emotional and behavioral differences. Located throughout northeast Pennsylvania, Devereux Pocono is dedicated to empowering individuals to discover their innate strengths, talents and potential to live meaningful and productive lives. Services include: life sharing, employment options, school-to-work transition, behavioral support services and children’s behavioral health services. www.devereuxpocono.org

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement.

With more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and child welfare. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.

 

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