We’re Still In This Together
A new year has begun, but the challenges remain. While it feels as though we are in a standstill, our team wants to reassure you that your work remains essential. In fact, focusing on one’s own resilience and that of the young children in our lives has never been more important. Our team will continue to support you and provide you with guidance as best we can. Be sure to review some of what we’ve already provided and shared with you since the beginning of this pandemic.
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
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.
Webinar On Demand: Resilience and Racial Equity
We had a “full house” for the live delivery of this webinar, which was no surprise to our team. With this topic being more important than ever, we want to make sure we make the on-demand recording available to all of you. Make some time to view this at your leisure, and then think about the steps you will take afterwards.
DECA Program Use during COVID-19
The Devereux Center for Resilient Children is committed to supporting early care and education providers in the successful implementation of resilience resources that promote the healthy social and emotional development of children. This newly released tool is specifically designed to help programs reflect on the nuances associated with implementing the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program during a national health crisis that is interrupting early care and education services in a variety of ways. We understand that circumstances across this country are fluid and our responses may need to be updated to respond to changes. This series of information and responses to frequently asked questions is not exhaustive and will be continually monitored and modified as needed. You can also watch this recent one-hour webinar we delivered on this same topic: WATCH WEBINAR.
Tuesday Tips from Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D.
We enjoy creating them, and we hope you enjoy watching them. Since the beginning of September 2020, Nefertiti has been providing weekly videos that offer all of us helpful tips for resilience-building – in both children and grown-ups! Check out the playlist below, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you know when new videos are posted.