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Cultivating greater empathy
Practicing empathy can help you build stronger relationships, manage your emotions and foster greater compassion. The Devereux Center for Resilient Children offers free video series on the power of empathy and how to avoid toxic positivity.
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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare nonprofit organizations in the country, just published our most recent Safety and Quality Report.
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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.
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July Awareness Month

Empathy is defined as your ability to do your best to understand what a person is feeling, and why they might be feeling that way. While it is not something you are born with, Devereux Center for Resilient Children Director Susan Damico says everyone has the capacity to cultivate greater empathy and enhance their resilience.

“Empathy is important in nearly every aspect of daily life, and has to be taught, modeled and learned,” Damico noted. “With all of the stressors in the world right now, we often may find ourselves jumping to conclusions or being quick to judge. Instead, try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Gain a better understanding of their perspective and take the time to nurture your empathy.”

Donate to Devereux: Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Devereux in the News

John Ortiz Rodriguez
At Devereux, our employees are at the heart of everything we do - and are key to our success. Learn how Devereux Florida Program Director John Ortiz Rodriguez is serving and inspiring others every day.
Eliska Smiga
From an early age, Devereux Texas Information Systems Manager Eliska Smiga knew she was different, but it was not until September 2020, three months before her 40th birthday, that she officially came out as transgender.
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Read this Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine article spotlighting Devereux Florida’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children program, which provides comprehensive treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual trauma.
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Devereux’s recent Servant Leadership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Champions Conference provided nearly 50 emerging leaders - selected as Servant Leadership Champions/Champions-in-Training and DEI Champions - the opportunity to connect with each other during a three-day event.
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