Still In This Together
A new year has begun, but the challenges remain. While it feels as though we are in a standstill, our team wants to reassure you that your work remains essential. In fact, focusing on one’s own resilience and that of the young children in our lives has never been more important. Our team will continue to support you and provide you with guidance as best we can. Be sure to review some of what we’ve already provided and shared with you since the beginning of this pandemic.
Welcome to the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC)
Our mission is to promote social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build skills for school and life success in children birth through preschool, as well as to promote the resilience of the adults who care for them. Our nationally standardized, strength-based assessments, strategy resources, and professional development are grounded in resilience research, and for over 20 years have been used by thousands of programs across the U.S. and internationally.
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Resilience Quarterly, Winter 2021
It’s a new year with the same or similar challenges. January certainly felt like an extremely long month, but our team feels optimistic about the months to come. In this quarter’s newsletter, we hope that you will make time to really read through each section. We ask that you take part in the activities and actions we are doing ourselves, related to Black History Month, International SEL Day, and even just virtual team fun. We encourage you to do your best in finding and focusing on the positives.
We enjoy creating them, and we hope you enjoy watching them. Since the beginning of September 2020, Nefertiti has been providing weekly videos that offer all of us helpful tips for resilience-building – in both children and grown-ups! Check out the playlist below, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you know when new videos are posted.
From our team to you and yours, we share with you our stance on the fight to end racism, and we stand alongside all those seeking to nurture resilience in children and families made vulnerable by systemic oppression. If you have not yet seen our team’s statement shared back in June 2020, we encourage you to read it now. Know that being resilience-focused in this moment means calling upon and nurturing protective factors within others and ourselves.