Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

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Who We Help

Devereux Arizona serves many of the most vulnerable members of our society in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health and foster care.

We offer programs in both Pima and Maricopa counties to address the complex needs in youth and adults. Our services include an adolescent health and wellness clinic; an assessment and intervention center; a brief intervention program; outpatient services; respite services; residential treatment; and therapeutic foster care for children and adults.

Our Approach

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and Trauma-Informed Care

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is committed to implementing multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support – including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – across our treatment network. “Devereux Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports” (D-PBIS) is a trauma-informed framework that combines several initiatives under one umbrella to create a seamless, multi-layered system of support for individuals across all Devereux programs. D-PBIS was designed specifically for alternative settings – including our approved private schools, day/residential mental health treatment programs, child welfare settings, as well as programs for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism – and is currently being implemented across our organization.

D-PBIS is a framework that adopts evidence-based behavioral interventions to enhance the academic and social behavior outcomes for all individuals. Teaching alternative or replacement behaviors is a critical component of D-PBIS, as is the use of data for effective treatment decisions. D-PBIS promotes a safe and effective environment that facilitates positive interactions among staff and the individuals we serve.

Our D-PBIS program provides Devereux team members and those in our care with a common vision, language and experience. As a trauma-informed framework, D-PBIS acknowledges the prevalence of traumatic occurrences in a person’s life and reflects the following trauma-informed care principles: safety; trustworthiness and transparency; peer support; collaboration and mutuality; empowerment voice and choice; cultural, historical and gender issues; ongoing performance improvement and evaluation.

As part of our comprehensive D-PBIS system of care, we complete comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate levels of supervision and individualized treatment planning to meet each individual's need and level of risk.