Support Devereux’s Recreational Supplies Campaign
As we continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines, while spending more time indoors, our team members have been brainstorming on fun and educational ways to engage the individuals in our care. With their help, we’ve developed “wish lists” through Amazon that include: toys, games, arts and crafts supplies, educational activities, etc. We encourage you to participate in this important campaign so we are able to expand our centers’ recreational supplies … and keep us all #DevereuxStrong
! Help Devereux boost recreational supplies across its centers today!
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.
Sharing Messages of Hope
At Devereux, we believe it is important to promote positivity and a sense of calm as we navigate these unprecedented times together. One way we are doing this is by finding inspiration amid the uncertainty
In this together: Strengthening resilience during COVID-19
Research shows resilience is key to reducing and managing stress, and responding to challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Devereux Center for Resilient Children
offers tools and resources to help you strengthen your resilience.
Mental Health Awareness Month
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.
Start an Online Fundraiser
Wondering how you can make a bigger impact on the children, adolescents and adults served by Devereux? You can set up your own fundraising campaign
and become a fundraiser
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.
Public health emergencies like COVID-19 can be challenging for families and communities coping with social distancing, financial hardships and the fear of the unknown.
For children, adolescents and adults living with mental health conditions, the uncertainty surrounding this pandemic may cause additional stress and worry.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., said recognizing how you are feeling can help you manage your emotions. “Remember, it is OK to feel upset, sad or anxious,” she said.
Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D. notes that if stress becomes too intense, it can negatively impact your overall health and well-being. She suggests the following coping strategies:
- Limit news and social media exposure
- Take care of your body
- Make time to unwind
- Connect with others
“Finding healthy and positive ways to cope with this new normal can help strengthen your resilience,” Graham explained.
Matilda Jane Clothing is showing support for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s front-line staff by donating colorful and beautifully-crafted face masks. The Indiana-based clothing company recently donated 5,000 fabric face masks to the nonprofit to help team members stay safe and healthy.
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.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Facebook Careers Page has transitioned into our new national Facebook page. In addition to accessing the latest Devereux career opportunities, followers will learn more about what’s happening across all of our centers, programs and services.
Students from a Georgia robotics team, Checkmate Robotics #12961, are leading by example, and using their 3-D printing skills to create face shields for Devereux’s front-line staff.
For families and caregivers of children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges, such as confusion and disruptions to daily routines and schedules. Read this Autism Spectrum News article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., as she offers tips for talking to individuals with ASD about COVID-19.