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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

Resilience Quarterly, Summer 2021

An addition to the DCRC Team, celebrating 10 years of FLIP IT, a new YouTube limited series, a helpful animation of resilience, what our team has been watching, tips for living each day well, brand new PD opportunities, and tips for the new school/program year … so many awesome things to share with you all!

An addition to the team!

We are so excited to share with you all that our team has just recently added a new member. Friends, please welcome Tammy Barrows! Some of you may already be familiar with Tammy, as she is and has been a DCRC Certified Trainer for many years. Now, she is the Professional Development Manager for our team.

Celebrating 10 Years of FLIP IT

This November will mark 10 years since the publication of FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior, and we could not be more excited about it! One of the ideas in mind as part of our celebration is to gather stories from YOU. Share your FLIP IT story! Tell us about a time where you felt this strategy truly helped you and a child. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of the FLIP IT book autographed by author Rachel Wagner!

The FLIP IT Hybrid Experience

FLIP IT is an evidence-based strategy that offers a simple, kind, strengths-based, commonsense, and effective four step process for addressing young children’s day-to-day challenging behaviors. With this experience, you will be sitting down with FLIP IT author Rachel Wagner for two live webinar sessions, and in between the two, you will take part in the FLIP IT Online Course. Learn the FLIP IT strategy with the author by your side!

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 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.

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