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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 school-age, as well as to promote the resilience of the adults who care for them. We accomplish this by doing research and producing resources for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and adults. And our partnership with Aperture Education brings social and emotional learning and resilience to school-age children.

Why Resilience?


Director Susan Damico recently interviewed!

Check out this powerful article, “Raising A Resilient Child,” based on an interview featuring DCRC Director Susan Damico. Susan discusses childhood trauma and the impact that resilience can make. She also talks about the importance of the adults in children’s lives and how partnership between parents and caregivers is key.

Plenty of Free Webinars Remain

Fall is officially here, and we’ve still got a handful of webinars on the schedule for the remainder of 2018! Topics include our Conscious Discipline e-DECA System, using the DECA Program in Trauma-Sensitive Settings, and adult and staff resilience. Sign up now before all the spots are taken!

2019 Events Just Added!

Did you think we were done? Nope! We’ve just added SEVEN 2019 professional development events to our calendar. Topics include FLIP IT!, DECA Program Birth Through Five Implementation, and more! Check ’em out and start planning for 2019.

Campaigning for Trauma-Sensitive Practices

“To be a D.A.N.C.E.R. doesn’t cost you a dime, it just takes some time to be reflective, to take a little more time to be more knowledgeable about this subject, and take time to care for yourself.” Join us on our campaign to promote trauma-sensitive practices. Over 500 people have already joined. Help us grow that number by pledging today!

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444 Devereux Drive

Villanova, PA 19085