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Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark’s message regarding racial inequality in our country

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we denounce racism in all forms. Please read a message from President and CEO Carl E. Clark II in response to the deaths of George Floyd, and others in the Black Community, and resulting civil unrest across our country.

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.

Importance of Resilience

Resilience-Building in the Field

The Latest at DCRC

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, 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.

Grand Reopening

That’s right, friends. Our DCRC Shop is back up and running at full service for our tangible resources/products! We so appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time. If you are looking for tools and resources to help get your upcoming school/program year off right, then check out the shop!

Free Resources Library

In case you haven’t seen it already, we recently published a brand new web page where we collected all of our free tools and resources! Our team knows and understands that we have so much information on our website, and while we offer many resources to purchase, we also offer many that are free for you to use at your leisure!

Resilience Quarterly, Summer 2020

As our nation continues to wrestle with tremendous challenges, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe. The DCRC Team has been working diligently these past several months to ensure that our work to promote children’s resilience can continue during these unprecedented times. Our professional development team has transitioned to events that are entirely virtual, and we continue to develop resources that best support DECA Program users during the pandemic. This edition of our newsletter highlights many of these efforts, as well as resources from other organizations that are equally committed to this important work. We know these challenging times are taking a toll and that practicing resilience-building strategies has never been more important. We hope that you find information in this edition of our newsletter, that support you in your efforts to create programs that build the resilience of staff, families and children. 

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.

Nefertiti's Resilience-Building Tips Playlist

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our very own Nefertiti Poyner wanted a way to help all of us stay positive and resilient. She decided to give us a video every week, which provided us with a helpful tip. While we are taking a “summer break” right now, we invite you to view her existing 14-video playlist!

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