Celebrating Recreational Therapy Month
February is Recreational Therapy Month. Learn how Devereux
is using recreational activities and programs to help those living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences acquire new skills, boost their self-confidence and improve their quality of life.
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is one of the most important building blocks in successful treatments and outcomes.
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If you are looking for a rewarding career in behavioral health, Devereux is hiring individuals with a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults in need. We offer advancement opportunities, competitive pay/benefits, student loan debt assistance and more Explore our job opportunities today
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
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
During Recreational Therapy Month in February, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is highlighting the significant impact recreational activities, such as arts and crafts, games and sports, can have on children, adolescents and adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
“We want to help those in our care achieve their goals, build positive relationships and live their best possible lives,” said Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Rhea Fernandes, Psy.D. “Whether the individuals we serve are playing basketball, taking a cooking class or completing a puzzle, recreational therapy offers physical, social, emotional and cognitive benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, increased strength and coordination, enhanced mental alertness and much more.”
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.
The holidays are over, but the memories remain of a special season filled with joy and gratitude for youth served by Devereux Pennsylvania. Through Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services’ “Operation Santa” program, community supporters, as well as center staff and their families, donated hundreds of toys to help fulfill the holiday wish lists - and more - of approximately 300 children and adolescents living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
An article written by Devereux National Director of Behavioral Health Services Crystal Taylor-Dietz, Psy.D., and Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, was recently featured in Behavioral Health News. The article - “The integral role of families in promoting mental health and managing mental illness” - discusses the importance of family engagement in behavioral health treatment.
Adults who receive services through Devereux New Jersey - who also sit on the center’s Advisory Board for individuals served - have an opportunity to make their voices heard and share their personal experiences on the services they receive.
An article written by Devereux team members on supporting teens and adults with disabilities in becoming self-advocates was recently featured in Autism Spectrum News. The article includes interviews with three individuals who are enrolled in Devereux Pennsylvania’s Community Adult Autism Partnership Program as they offer tips on how to ensure your voice is heard.