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
Your Journey Together (YJT) Kits available from our shop!
YJT is a strength-based curriculum designed to promote the social and emotional well-being and resilience of vulnerable children and their families. The YJT curriculum focuses on empowering parents to promote safe, trusting and healing environments – all key elements of a trauma-sensitive program. While YJT is designed for families with young children – infants, toddlers, preschoolers – many of the concepts apply to families with children of all ages.
YJT Kits are once again available to purchase from our shop!
Our contributions for SEL Day 2023
Blog post: Establishing Connections with Young Children
Establishing connections with young children is so important, and we’d say especially important when they are babies, toddlers, or preschoolers! Here are some points to consider as you work on that relationship building.
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 forms of an infographic and a video. Take these and use them as you see fit. We would love for this statement to be shared with as many people as possible!
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.