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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 Quarterly, FALL 2020

Just released! This edition of our newsletter has some great and important information. Head on over to view our latest free webinar on demand, “Resilience and Racial Equity.” You’ll also see some truly heartfelt resilience-building tips from our own Nefertiti Poyner, as well as some awesome free resources designed to be utilized and shared with parents and families! 

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.

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.

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!

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