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May 18, 2016 10:17 ET

Creating a Community-Based Continuum of Care for Children: The Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado Case Study

Join This Exclusive Members-Only Web Briefing on May 25 at 2:00pm EDT to Hear How Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado Has Successfully Transformed Their Organization From a Residential Treatment Provider to a Community-Based Continuum of Care Provider

GETTYSBURG, PA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) -  What funders expect from children's services is changing -- and children's service organizations need to change with it. Community-based services, performance-based compensation, and outcome measurement are the 'new' realities of the children's services field.

To adjust to these new market expectations, the executive teams of many residential treatment provider organizations have determined the need to implement new services to stay viable. Organizations like Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado, who, after conducting a thorough assessment of its organization and market, made the decision to create a community-based continuum of care.

Join Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado's Chief Executive Officer, Perry May, and OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Howard Shiffman, on May 25th at 2:00pm EDT for this exclusive case study web briefing to hear how Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado has successfully developed and implemented new community-based programs to transform their organization from a residential treatment provider to a community-based continuum of care provider. During this 90-minute session, our faculty will discuss how Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado determined the need for, selected, and implemented a variety of community-based services to offer a full continuum of care for its consumers.

This Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado case study web briefing will focus on some key issues for the management team of every provider organization:

  • The market drivers that lead to need for new sustainability strategies and new service lines
  • The process used to select new services to develop -- including pricing models
  • Challenges and successful techniques for implementing and growing new programs
  • Approaches to achieving staff and board support for their new program development and implementation

To register for this web briefing, please e-mail Brittney Shindledecker at OPEN MINDS at

This web briefing is an exclusive event for members of The Next Generation Forum On Children's Services. If you are not a member and would like more information on The Next Generation Forum On Children's Services and how to become a member, please visit or contact Brittney Shindledecker at OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.

ABOUT The Next Generation Forum On Children's Services

Executives of children's services organizations have been hard hit by a number of market challenges -- budget restraints, managed care, increased competition, rate and reimbursement changes, new performance measurement and outcome requirements -- just to name a few.

With the health and human services market continuing to evolve and change, the next few years will continue to be challenging ones. To help executives of children's services organizations combat these challenges and survive the turbulent market, OPEN MINDS launched The Next Generation Forum On Children's Services. Comprised of leaders from across the country and led by OPEN MINDS senior advisors, this group of thoughtleaders convenes with one singular focus -- developing the children's services of the future.


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