Devereux is a behavioral health network with facilities and programs across the country. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health of Kennesaw, Georgia has an intensive residential treatment programs for adolescents to young adults ages 10 to 21. These treatment programs address significant behavioral and mental health needs, including co-occurring disorders, clients who have experienced trauma, and a specialized program for those who were victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Treatment is based on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and other evidence-based treatment models which is offered in both a group and individual setting, combined with a structured education element.
Accommodations and Food
Clients stay in cottages throughout the campus that are divided by age. Each of the cottages has eight beds and full bathrooms with tubs and showers. There are also laundry rooms, full kitchens, living rooms and dining areas along with an administrative space. All food is provided by the facility, and depending on the client’s age, they may prepare their own meals. The campus itself is private and serene, set in a quiet, heavily wooded area on several acres.
Treatment and Staff
Depending on the age and specific needs of the clients, there are four residential programs they’re placed in after their assessment. Each of these tracks work on social skills, impulse control, anger management and life skills, and in most cases clients also attend at the Ackerman Academy. Treatment is long-term, and can last anywhere from 10 months to a full year.
Those in the substance abuse program have weekly group therapy and psychoeducation that focuses on chemical dependency. This program uses the Matrix Model and emphasizes relapse prevention through individualized treatments. The trauma-informed track, which is gender-specific for girls, is a program based on Trauma Focused CBT and specialized groups. In conjunction with therapy and education, clients further develop via foundational life skills training, vocational training and money management classes. Additional therapeutic approaches include Aggression Replacement Therapy, DBT, and psychodrama experiential therapy. Psychiatric assessments and medication management services are also provided if needed as well. In general, clients attend at least three group therapy sessions per week and meet with their therapist up to three times weekly.
Staff are all Master’s-level therapist and educators who have extensive experience working with youth who have experienced trauma and co occurring disorders.
Clients participate in a variety of on and off campus activities, like swimming, volleyball and tennis, a lake and playground. There are also recreational outings to sports games, fishing trips, movie nights, cookout and holiday parties. After a certain amount of time when clients achieve a higher level in their program they get can earn trips to places like Six Flags, the zoo or the circus.
Devereux Georgia offers their young clients programming for stabilization and crisis management in addition to raising their educational expectations and achieving life goals. Clients leave the program with improved communication, higher educations, and valuable life skills.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia
1291 Stanley Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Healthcare Georgia Cost: $350 (per day). Reach Devereux Advanced Behavioral Healthcare Georgia by phone at (770) 427-0147. Find Devereux Advanced Behavioral Healthcare Georgia on Facebook
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