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Our Fall 2021 Calendar of Virtual Events

It’s time! Our calendar of virtual events for this Fall was just recently released, so the time to review your calendar is now. Then visit our calendar to see what we’ve got in store. Newer to DCRC? Check out the video below for a peek at what our virtual professional development is like!

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.

Importance of Resilience

Resilience-Building in the Field

The Latest at DCRC

Spanish-Translated Resource Library

Our team understands that many of you need resources available to you in languages other than English. The good news is that we have a number of our resources available in Spanish! Our team’s partnership with you – the adults caring for young children – is incredibly important to us, so we’ve cultivated these Spanish-translated resources and have linked them on this brand new webpage. We hope you find something that you can use, and please know that we are working to grow this list.

Resilience Quarterly, Spring 2021

Spring has certainly sprung, and while we are still working through difficult times, our team is finding joy in the exciting projects we are working on. From new ways to distribute our content and knowledge, to new types of professional development to come in the near future, we have a lot on our minds. We continue to work on educating ourselves, improving our practices, and all-in-all, thinking about how we can best support all of YOU! This newsletter touches on a few of the exciting things going on right now. Please enjoy!

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.

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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