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, strengths-based assessments, strategy resources, and professional development are grounded in resilience research, and for over 25 years have been used by thousands of programs across the U.S. and internationally.
Importance of Resilience
The DECA Program
Resilience-Building in the Field
The Latest at DCRC
Fall 2022 Resilience Quarterly
Reflecting on the Fall! Looking at the past, at the now and the future, we reshare our DECA Program free slide deck, two back-to-school limited series, we invite you to center resilience with us, and more…
Center resilience with us
The past few years have not been easy – for any of us. There have been too many moments of great pain and suffering. Please know that we stand with you, united in the sadness, anger, frustration, grief, and even numbness. Your feelings are valid and we agree that there is much work to do.
We also share your overwhelm about where to begin, and we invite you to start by centering resilience with us, and to spread the word with those in your circles.
How? We offer you this statement and invitation, in the form of an infographic. Take this and use it as you see fit. We would love for this to shared with as many people as possible!
Free Slide Deck: DECA Program
This PowerPoint presentation is designed to help you introduce and explain the DECA Program to others (colleagues, parents/families, funders, etc.). We invite you to download this slide deck and to use it as you see fit! Talking points are included in the notes section of each slide.
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.