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Celebrating

20 Years

of the DECA Program

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?

The Latest at DCRC

Back by popular demand!

Being such a hit in 2019, we are bringing it back in 2020, starting in January. Join us for the second delivery of our Resilient Leadership Training Series, a webinar series facilitated by Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., and Rachel Wagner, MSW. This training will foster skills and competencies in leaders – too many of whom are combatting high levels of stress, burnout and secondary trauma – that help to create a culture of resilience. Click below to learn more or register yourself/your team today!

A brief, but powerful read from DCRC Director Susan Damico

Within a timespan of two weeks, I participated in three very educational, inspirational and sobering professional development events. The first occurred in Washington, D.C., at Mayor Muriel Bowser’s National Maternal & Infant Health Summit. My colleague, Nefertiti Poyner, was invited to speak along with a very prestigious group that put a laser focus on the unacceptably poor maternal health outcomes for Black women in the United States. The personal stories of loss were heartbreaking, and the statistics surrounding maternal health…

You can still register for this webinar series!

This webinar series on DECA Program Implementation is already in progress, but there are still plenty of spots to fill! Sign yourself up and/or your entire team to learn best practices for implementing the DECA Program (infant, toddler, and/or preschool) in your organization or community. If you register now, you’ll gain access to the recordings of all delivered webinars and the associated resources, and you’ll be added to the list for the webinars to come!

No judgement ... just empathy

Working with young children can make one’s world quite busy and hectic. It is not often that you have time to pause and reflect on your work with those children, and the adults in their lives. The Devereux Center for Resilient Children wants to help remedy that, with a unique type of professional development we call Reflective Practice Sessions. Book Rachel Wagner as your reflective supervisor!

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