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Devereux Center for Resilient Children provides a variety of pre-conference, keynote, and breakout sessions on topics related to the social and emotional health and resilience of children and the adults who care for them.

DCRC Presentations at National & State Conferences

2019 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
Alabama Pre-K Early Childhood ConferenceJanuary 3-4, 2019Mobile, ALThree Sessions:
(1) Resilient Parents and Resilient Kids - Partnering with Parents to Promote Resilience, (2) 5 Strategies to Promote Resilience and Reduce Challenging Behavior, (3) Introduction to the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program
Region IV Head Start Association Conference & ExpoFebruary 5, 2019Atlanta, GAPre-Conference Session:
Adult Resilience, Staff Mental Health, and Workforce Wellness: One-Day Train-the-Trainer
Ohio Early Childhood Conference (Ohio AEYC)April 25-27, 2019Sandusky, OHKeynote: Building Your Bounce
Session: Facing the Challenge

2018 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
Region IV Head Start Annual ConferenceFebruary 5-6, 2018Atlanta, GAPre-Conference Session on FLIP IT!, Workshop on Building Your Bounce/Challenging Behaviors
California Head Start Association ConferenceFebruary 9, 2018Costa Mesa, CAKeynote and Breakout on Building Your Bounce/Adult Resilience
Illinois Head Start Association ConferenceFebruary 21, 2018Peoria, ILPre-Conference Session on Challenging Behavior, Keynote on Your Journey Together, Breakout on Strategies for Resilience for Organizations
Upper Peninsula Early Childhood ConferenceMarch 9, 2018Marquette, MIOpening Keynote on Building YOUR Bounce, Closing Keynote on Building THEIR Bounce
Pennsylvania Head Start Association ConferenceApril 11, 2018Silver Springs, PAThe Resilience Cascade
Florida Head Start Association ConferenceApril 16-19, 2018Orlando, FLPresentation on Family Resilience
New York State AEYC ConferenceApril 19, 2018Verona, NYKeynote on Building THEIR Bounce, Session on Building YOUR Bounce
NHSA Annual ConferenceApril 23-27, 2018Anaheim, CAAdult Resilience
Ohio Department of Mental Health ConferenceApril 24, 2018Columbus, OHWorkshops on FLIP IT! and Building Your Bounce
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence ConferenceJune 14, 2018Birmingham, ALKeynote on Building Your Bounce, Session on Your Journey Together
UNK-Community Early Childhood ConferenceOctober 19, 2018Kearney, NEKeynote on Facing the Challenge: Working with Young Children with Challenging Behavior
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)November 14-17, 2018Washington, D.C.

2017 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
11 Annual Alabama First Class Pre-K ConferenceJanuary 4-6, 2017Mobile, ALTwo, 3-Hour Building Your Bounce Sessions

Four, 1.5-Hour DECA Preschool Program Sessions
Michigan Head Start Association Annual ConferenceMarch 2, 2017Troy, MIKeynote & Session
2017 Virginia Head Start Association ConferenceApril 4, 2017Roanoke, VAKeynote
NTI: Addressing Challenging BehaviorsApril 4-7, 2017St Petersberg, NJBreakout on Resilient Leadership: Building Staff Bounce!
2017 Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children ConferenceApril 6-8, 2017Indianapolis, INKeynote & Sessions
2017 National Smart Start ConferenceMay 1-4, 2017Greensboro, NCIt Takes a Healthy Village: Promoting the Resilience of Staff (feat. Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner)

2016 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
Devereux Arizona REACH ConferenceSeptember 20-23, 2016Phoenix, AZKeynote on Resilience
Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) National Research Conference on Early ChildhoodJuly 11 - 13, 2016Washington, DCPoster Title: Measuring Social Emotional Skill Growth Using a Behavior Rating Scale in an Economically Disadvantaged Pre-K Population
Authors: Jennifer Fleming Robitaille and Paul LeBuffe
2016 Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA) National ConferenceJuly 10 - 13, 2016New Orleans, LARisk Does Not Define Destiny: Promoting Resilience in Children in Child Welfare
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) 2016 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA)June 22, 2016Philadelphia, PASocial and Emotional Assessment and Intervention: A Promising Approach to Reducing the Achievement Gap
Society for Prevention Research - 2016 Annual MeetingMay 30 - June 3, 2016San Francisco, CA- Can Protective Factors Explain Racial Disparities in School Discipline? Examining the Role of Social Emotional Competence
2016 National Head Start Conference and ExpoMay 16 - 20, 2016Nashville, TN-1.5-Day Pre-Conference Training on Your Journey Together: Building Resilience of Children and Families - Register now!
-1-Hour Session on "Children Need You to Take Care of YOU! Come Learn Strategies to Improve Your Health and Well-Being!"
PATHS International ConferenceMay 5 - 6, 2016Chicago, ILPaper 1: Monitoring the Growth of Youth Protective Factors in Response to a district-wide implementation of PATHS
Paper 2: Monitoring Implementation of the PATHS® Curriculum: Lessons from a District-Wide Social Emotional Learning Initiative
Presenting Author: Jennifer Fleming
2016 NTI Addressing Challenging Behavior ConferenceApril 19-20, 2016St. Petersburg, FL-Resilience-based Tips and Tools to Support the Pyramid Model
-Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children
2016 American Educational Research AssociationApril 8-12, 2016National Harbor, MD-Building Infrastructure for Social Emotional Learning in Routine Practice: Assessing Student Competence and Instruction Fidelity
-Understanding Social Emotional Learning through Assessment, Profiling, and Mediation
Global Summit on ChildhoodMarch 31-April 3, 2016San José, Costa RicaUsing the DECA-P2 to evaluate the Aflatot Program
National Afterschool AssociationMarch 20-23, 2016Orlando, FLEffective Use of SEL Assessment: A National Effort
Supporting Social-Emotional Learning in MassachusettsJanuary 27, 2016Wellesley, MAPreparing to engage schools & districts in thoughtful discussions about the benefits of SEL assessment, best practices for SEL implementation, and using SEL assessment data to inform practice. View a PDF of the slideshow here.
Society for Social Work and ResearchJanuary 13-17, 2016Washington, DCUsing Observer Ratings to Predict Observation Rates and Implementation Quality: Implications for Improving Implementation Process

2015 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
Leaning Forward 2015 Annual ConferenceDecember 5-9, 2015Washington, DCPromoting Teacher Resilience to Enhance Instruction
2015 National Head Start Association Parent and Family Engagement ConferenceDecember 1-4, 2015Sant Diego, CAKeynote on Resilience
2015 NAEYC Annual ConferenceNovember 18-21, 2015Orlando, FLBuilding Resilience in Children and Families
South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children 2015 Annual ConferenceOctober 1-3, 2015Columbia, SCBuilding Resilience in Young Children
2015 Region IV Head Start Association Education and Health Services InstituteSeptember 21-24, 2015Atlanta, GA- Promoting Resilience and Reducing Challenging Behaviors: A Win-Win Combination
- Don’t FLIP Out, FLIP IT--- Preventing and Managing Children’s Challenging Behaviors
22nd Annual National Foster Care ConferenceMay 20-22, 2015Orlando, FL-Building Your Bounce: Building Resilience in Children and Caregivers
12th Annual National Training Institute of Effective practices: Addressing Challenging BehaviorApril 21-24, 2015St. Petersburg, FL- Building Your Bounce/Adult Resilience
- FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behaviors in Children 3-8
2015 Institute for Strengthening Families ConferenceApril 20-22, 2015Indianapolis, IN- Building Their Bounce: Promoting the Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience of Vulnerable Children and Their Families
IDA Southern California Regional ConferenceApril 17-18, 2015Riverside, CA - Creating Bright Beginnings: Strengthening Social and Emotional Skills to Build Resilience
2015 Ready by 21 National MeetingMarch 31-April 2, 2015New Orleans, LA- Building the Bounce of Teachers and Staff
42nd Annual National Head Start Association ConferenceMarch 29-April 2, 2015Washington D.C.Pre-conference Session on the 3 Rs of Leadership
ACSD Annual ConferenceMarch 21-23, 2015Houston, TXPaper: Social-Emotional Innovation: Building on Student Strengths for Life Success
National AfterSchool Association Annual ConferenceMarch 8-11, 2015Washington D.C.- Social-Emotional Competence: Critical for Success
- Assessing Social-Emotional Skills with the DESSA
National Association for School Psychologists 2015 Annual ConferenceFebruary 17-20, 2015Orlando, FL- Paper: Closing the Efficacy-Effectiveness Gap in Social and Emotional Learning Programs
-Mini-skills Workshop: Integrating RTI and Social-Emotional Learning: Tools for School Psychologists

2014 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
Zero to Three National Center for Children and Families Annual ConferenceDecember 10, 2014Ft. Lauderdale, FLBabies Can't Wait
31st Head Start Parent Conference and Family Engagement InstituteDecember 8-9, 2014New Orleans, LA- Pre-Conference Session - Building Your Bounce: Effective Resilience Building Strategies
- 30 Minute Learning Session - FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
National Association for Children's Behavioral Health Annual ConferenceDecember 4-5, 2014St. Pete Beach, FLPromoting Staff Resilience, Promoting Resilient Organizations, Characteristics of Resilient Leaders
2014 Annual National Association for the Education of Young Children ConferenceNovember 5-8, 2014Dallas, TX- Resilience: Not Just NICE to have, it's NEED to have
- Bullying in Early Childhood: What you need to know and what you can do about it
3rd Annual Family Resilience ConferenceOctober 18, 2014Philadelphia, PAAccepting and Supporting our Children's Differences: Building Resilient Families
19th Annual Conference for Advancing School Mental HealthSeptember 18-20, 2014Pittsburgh, PAProject Ki'll: Culturally Relevant SEL for America Indian in Alaska Native Boys
2014 North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children Annual ConferenceSeptember 12, 2014Raleigh, NCBuilding Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience
2014 American Psychological Association Annual ConferenceAugust 7-10, 2014Washington D.C.- Poster - Critical Skills for School Success
- Poster - Enhancing Implementation and Evaluation Efforts of SEL Programs
2014 New York City Citywide Infant and Toddler ConferenceJuly 25, 2014New York City, NY- Building Your Bounce keynote
- Promoting Social and Emotional Health of Infants and Toddlers Workshop
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association 28th Annual ConferenceJuly 20-23, 2014Lake Buena Vista, FLBuilding Resilience in Child Welfare
2014 Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County Annual ConferenceJune 19-20, 2014Tampa, FLBuilding Their Bounce: Promoting Resilience in Young Children Birth through Five Years Old and their Caregivers
Ready Kids ConferenceJune 16-18, 2014Covington, KYKindergarten, Playground, and Baby-Sitter Ready: Perspectives on Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood
NAEYC's 2014 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional DevelopmentJune 8-11, 2014Minneapolis, MN- Using Social and Emotional Assessment and Strategies to Help Every Child Build Resilience
- Panel Presentation: How do Standards Work for Child Who Use Challenging Behavior
2014 Frank Porter Graham Early Childhood Inclusion InstituteMay 20-22, 2014Chapel Hill, NCPleneary Session - Building Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience
National Head Start Association 41st Annual ConferenceApril 28-May 2, 2014Long Beach, CA- Preconference Session - The Three R's of Leadership: Reflection, Relationships, and Resilience
- FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
South Dakota Early Childhood ConferenceApril 24-26, 2014Sioux Falls, SD- Keynote on Don’t FLIP OUT, use FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior
- Workshop on What’s in the suitcase? Helping children pack resilience for life’s journey!
11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging BehaviorsApril 23-25, 2014St. Petersburg, FL- Strategies and Activities that Build Bounce
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children Annual ConferenceApril 10, 2014Verona, NY1-Day Preconference session on FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
Society for Research in Child Development ConferenceApril 3-5, 2014Alexandria, VAThe Three R's of SEL Assessment: Rigor, Relevance, and Reasonableness
California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual ConferenceApril 3-5, 2014Pasadena, CABuilding Resilience for Child and the Caregiver
2014 American Education Research Association Annual MeetingApril 3-7, 2014Philadelphia, PAPaper Presentation - Utilizing Quality Assessment to Enhance Social and Emotional Learning
Western New York Association for the Education of Young ChildrenMarch 8-9, 2014Orchard Park, NY- Are you an Emotional Container? Creating a safe space for staff to process feelings
Michigan Head Start AssociationMarch 5-7, 2014Ann Arbor, MI- 1-Day Preconference Session on You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup
National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association Annual ConferenceFebruary 22-25, 2014Vienna, VABuilding Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience
National Association for School Psychologists Annual ConferenceFebruary 18-21, 2014Washington D.C.- Integrating RTI and Social Emotional Learning: Tools for School Psychologists
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- Social and Emotional Competence: Critical Skills for School Success
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2014 Annual Head Start Region IV ConferenceFebruary 3-7, 2014Atlanta, GA- Breakout Session - FLIP IT
- Closing Session - Promoting Resilience in Young Children

2013 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
National Head Start Assocation 30th Annual Parent Conference and Family Engagement InstituteDecember 9-11, 2013Atlanta, GA1-Day Preconference Presentation on FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
2013 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) ConferenceNovember 20-23, 2013Washington D.C. Better Bounce, Better Behavior! How RESILIENCE and social and emotional protective factors reduce challenging behaviors!
2013 California AEYC Forum for Professional DevelopmentNovember 2, 2013San Jose, CABuilding Your Bounce, Building Their Bounce: Practical Strategies for Building Social and Emotional Resilience in Children, Families, and Communities
Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education SummitOctober 22-24, 2013State College, PABuilding Your Bounce: Taking Care of Adults Who Care for Children
Capital District Child Care Council Fall ConferenceOctober 14, 2013Troy, NYBuilding Your Bounce: Caring for Those who Care for Children

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Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental HealthOctober 3-5, 2013Arlington, VA- Leveraging Collaboration to Implement SEL in Schools: Practical Examples and Successful Strategies
- Closing the Efficacy/Effectiveness Gap in Social-Emotional Learning Programs

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National Head Start Association Fall Leadership InstituteSeptember 30, 2013Arlington, VAFostering Resilience in Staff and Programs

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Florida Association for the Education of Young Children Annual ConferenceSeptember 26-29, 2013Orlando, FLFor Now and Forever: Resilience for Life
ChildPlus Training ScrambleSeptember 24-26, 2013Las Vegas, NVWeb-Based Screening and Assessment of Children's Social and Emotional Strengths.

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Foster Adoptive Parent Association “Bridge to the Future” ConferenceJune 21-23, 2013Orlando, FLYour Journey Together ~ Building Resilient Children
The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice and Research Multidisciplinary Conference on Child WelfareJune 12-14, 2013Philadelphia, PAPromoting the Resilience of Children and Families in Supervised Visitation Services
Region VII Head Start ConferenceJune 10-14, 2013Kansas City, MOPreconference Session on Promoting Resilience: A Key to Prevening & Reducing Challenging Behavior in Preschoolers
2013 NAEYC Professional Development Institute (PDI) ConferenceJune 9-12, 2013San Francisco, CA- Resilience-Building Strategies for Preschoolers: Build Their Bounce!
- Panel ~ Developmentally Appropriate Practice through the Eyes and Ears of a Child with Challenging Behavior
40 Annual National Head Start Association ConferenceApril 30-May 3, 2013Washington D.C.Promoting Resilience In Preschoolers through the use of the DECA Program
National Smart Start ConferenceApril 29-May 2, 2013Greensboro, NCReady, Set, Resilience: Everyday Activities to Promote Positive Behaviors
Ohio Association for the Education of Young ChildrenApril 25-27, 2013Columbus, OH- Keynote on FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
- Breakout Session on Using the FLIP IT Strategy with Young Children
- Breakout Session on Using the FLIP IT Strategy with Adults
Child Welfare League of America Conference ~ Making Children and Families a Priority: Raising the BarApril 14-17, 2013Washington D.C.A Resilience Building Journey
Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children ConferenceApril 12-13, 2013Philadelphia, PACaring for the Caregiver, Caring for Yourself Workshop
Indiana Association for the Education of Young ChildrenApril 9-11, 2013Indianapolis, IN- Preconference Session on How Can the Right Lenses Help Prevent Challenging Behavior in Preschoolers?
- Don't Flip Out, Use FLIP IT!
Transforming Challenging Behaviors
- Building Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience
- Facing the Challenge: Helping Teachers Work with Preschoolers with Challenging Behaviors
- Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure Preschoolers!
Pennsylvania Head Start Association Annual ConferenceApril 10-11, 2013Gettysburg, PAPromoting Resilience: The Key To Reducing Challenging Behaviors
National Afterschool Association ConferenceApril 8-11, 2013Indianapolis, INWorkshop on Social and Emotional Screening and Assessment: The DESSA Comprehensive System
Healthy Families InstituteApril 8-10, 2013Indianapolis, IN- Building Their Bounce: Promoting Resilience in Children Birth through Five
- Building Your Bounce: Promoting Resilience in Adults Who Care for Children
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children Annual ConferenceApril 4-6, 2013Verona, NY- Four Steps to Help You Focus in Challenging Moments
- Can you really FLIP IT? Using a 4 Step Strategy That Works on Children With Your Fellow Adults
12th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention ConferenceApril 2-3, 2013Framingham, MA- Keynote: Promoting and Restoring Resilience in At-Risk Youth
- Workshop: Caring for the Caregiver - Promoting Our Own Resilience
National Association of School Psychologists ConferenceFebruary 12-15, 2013Seattle, WA- Integrating RTI and Social-Emotional learning:Tools for School Psychologists
- Utilizing Quality Assessment to Enhance Social and Emotional Learning
- Initiative, Self-Regulation, & Attachment: Reliable
Assessment of Preschooler Protective Factors
California Head Start Association ConferenceFebruary 4-8, 2013San Diego, CAPromoting Resilience in Children
Region IV Head Start ConferenceFebruary 4-7, 2013Atlanta, GA- Promoting Resilience: They Key to Reducing and Preventing Challenging Behavior
- FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior in Preschool Children
Michigan Collaborative Early Childhood ConferenceJanuary 23-25, 2013Dearborn, MI-Pre-conference session on FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior

2012 Conferences
Conference NameDatesLocationSession Topics
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenNovember 7-10, 2012Atlanta, GA- Promoting Resilience in Children Birth-8th grade
- Promoting the Social and Emotional Health of Infants and Toddlers and the Adults who care for them
- Your Journey Together: Promoting Resilience in Children invoiced in the Child Welfare System
- FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
5th Annual Early Childhood Education SummitOctober 22-24, 2012State College, PABuilding Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience Session
Crucial Early Years InstituteOctober 20, 2012St. Louis, MO- Facing the Challenge: Working with Children with Challenging Behaviors
Community Living Kawartha Lakes Early Childhood ConferenceOctober 10-11, 2012Haliburton, Ontario, Canada- Building Relationships with Children with Challenging Behavior
- Adult Resilience
Colorado Association for the Education of Young ChildrenOctober 6, 2012Denver, COBuilding Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience Keynote

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