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Talking Self-Love: A Limited Series

Not long ago, we concluded our Tuesday Tip series with a tip that focused on “self-love” (click here to watch if you haven’t already). As mentioned in the video, there is so much to unpack when it comes to this term. Because of this reason, we released a limited series all about it. Throughout this five episode series, Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., dives deep into what “being lovable” and what self-love truly mean. We hope that you make the time to watch and/or listen, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page for more great videos and series to come. Check it out now!

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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The Latest at DCRC

New Blog Post Based on New Research Findings

This newest blog post aims to both summarize the latest research on the impact of social and emotional learning practices, and make the connection for any and all DECA Program users – and prospective users – out there. Teachers and coaches from a publicly-funded pre-k program, together, were able to implement plans and see progress in their students. Check out DCRC Director Susan Damico’s summary of the study and how it truly does support the DECA Program.

Promising New Research on the DECA Program

Several research studies have shown that the DECA Program does improve young children’s protective factors, and the promising new research findings from a 2020 peer-reviewed journal article offers further support that the simple process of providing teachers with “social and emotional feedback” about the children in their classrooms is a valuable intervention. Click here to access the published report, or just click on the following button for a summary!

Resilience-Focused Change

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.

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