For Parents and Families of Infants and Toddlers

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) is committed to promoting partnerships between the most important adults in a child’s life – parents, family members, as well as early care and education professionals, such as child care providers, teachers and home visitors.

The resources offered in this section will provide parents and families with ideas, activities, strategies and resources that promote resilience and social and emotional health in infants and toddlers.

Actions and Activities to Promote Resilience in Infants/Toddlers

Selected from Promoting Resilience For Now & Forever (Infant/Toddler Edition)

  • Protective Factor – Attachment/Relationships (infants and toddlers) (pdf) – English, Spanish
  • Protective Factor – Initiative (infants and toddlers) (pdf) – English, Spanish
  • Protective Factor – Self-Regulation (toddlers) (pdf) – English, Spanish
  • ALL Protective Factors – Combined (pdf) – English, Spanish

Adapted from Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children 

For Infants

For Toddlers

Videos/Webinars for Parents
  • Tips for Parents – Building Your Children’s Resilience: Take a peek at this video, featuring Dr. Nefertiti Poyner, as she shares a few simple ideas for parents (and other family members) that can help them build children’s resilience at home. Nefertiti is joined by a very special guest in this clip, so be sure to check it out!
  • Boosting Your Child’s Resilience & Independence: Bright Horizons brings you our own Nefertiti Poyner, as she shares the building blocks for raising a resilient, independent child who’s able to confidently take initiative, persist through challenges, and try new things. Check it out yourself and/or share with the parents in your life!
  • How Parents Can Reduce Children’s Challenging Behaviors: Hey, parents! Don’t FLIP OUT, use FLIP IT! Are you interested in finding a way to stay calm, be consistent and support your children (ages 3-8) when they are challenging you? FLIP IT® is a strategy that offers a simple, kind, and commonsense process to address children’s challenging behavior. Check out this one-hour webinar designed just for parents/families, all about this four-step strategy.

For Professionals Supporting Parents and Families

Your Journey Together (YJT) is a strength-based, trauma-sensitive parenting 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 environment – all key elements of a trauma-sensitive program. Click here to learn more!

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