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Assessments & Resources – Preschool

Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Preschool Program

The DECA Preschool Program, 2nd Edition, is a strength-based assessment and planning system designed to promote resilience in children ages 3 through 5 years old. This comprehensive kit includes the nationally standardized, strength-based assessment (DECA-P2), along with strategy guides for early childhood educators and families. The new, revised resources reflect updated research findings and input from professionals across the country. Use of the program promotes healthy emotional development and social skills for children.

Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Clinical

The DECA Clinical (DECA-C) is designed to be used by early childhood mental health consultants and other mental health professionals with those select chidlren who are already showing significant behavioral concerns. The DECA-C contains all of the strength-based resilience items and scales found on the DECA-P2, but also assesses social and emotional concerns, including: Aggression, Attention Problems, Emotional Control Problems and Withdrawal/Depression. The DECA-C is appropriate for children ages 2 through 5 years old, and is available in both paper and web-based formats.

e-DECA Assessment & Planning System

You can now administer the nationally standardized, reliable and valid Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and clinical ONLINE! This web-based application allows for both teacher and parent ratings to be entered online, it completes all scoring, generates reports, provides strategies for both school and home settings and stores your data in a secure database. Get started with the e-DECA in order to promote resilience and social-emotional health in young children and in the adults who care for them!

Conscious Discipline e-DECA Assessment & Planning System

You can now administer the nationally standardized, reliable and valid Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) ONLINE for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and clinical! This web-based application allows for both teacher and parent ratings to be entered online, it completes all scoring, generates reports, provides Conscious Discipline strategies for both school and home settings and stores your data in a secure database. Get started with the Conscious Discipline e-DECA System in order to promote resilience and social-emotional health in young children and in the adults who care for them!

Your Journey Together Resilience-Building Parenting Curriculum

Your Journey Together (YJT) is a strength-based parenting curriculum designed to promote the social and emotional well-being and resilience of vulnerable chidlren 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. YJT is facilitated by a coach, who is typically a social worker, case worker, home visitor, or other family-serving professional. While YJT was specifically designed for families with children up to 6 years of age, many of the concepts apply to families with children of all ages.

FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior

Winner of the 2012 National Parenting Publications Award

This informative book by Rachel Wagner, MSW, with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, is designed to support all adults who interact with young children. This book explains the FLIP IT strategy’s four simple steps to transform challenging behavior in young children. Teachers and parents can help children learn about their feelings and gain self-control by using the mnemonic: F – Feelings, L – Limits, I – Inquiries, and P – Prompts. Learn to FLIP IT with the practice pictures, reflections activities, and real-life stories inside.

FLIP IT! Online Course, 2nd Edition

Learn to FLIP IT at your own pace by choosing the FLIP IT! Online Course, 2nd Edition. The entire length of the course is approximately 2.5 hours including interaction, reflection, application of skills learned with FLIP IT and a final assessment. Most importantly, this course can be taken module by module and not all in one sitting. Empower yourself and your colleagues by purchasing this course today!

Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You

Research confirms the critical connection between the health and well-being of children and the adults caring for them. Because of this important link, it is essential that adults take care of themselves so that they are able to provide high-quality care to the children in their lives. This journal is designed to meet adults where they are and take them to a place of greater strength and determination. Through reflective readings, activities, journaling and written responses, this book will uncover strategies for strengthening four areas related to resilience.

Facing the Challenge & Classroom Moments DVD Sets

One of NAEYC’s best-selling teacher resources, Facing the Challenge is an instructional, interactive two-disc DVD set that includes hours of training and documentary video, providing teachers with strategies for working with preschool children who display challenging behaviors. The Classroom Moments DVD includes 28 video clips of varying lengths captured in actual early childhood classrooms. In addition to the rich video footage, each DVD comes with a comprehensive trainer’s guide, filled with activities and guidance around using the videos for providing professional development to staff.

Classroom Moments (File Downloads)

Designed to enhance professional development, Classroom Moments offers a series of video clips shot in real classrooms, capturing interactions, challenges, social skills for children, and meaningful moments among children and between children and adults. All 28 video clips can be purchased, or the video clips can be purchased in select packages, organized by instructional category. The complete set or select packages can be downloaded directly from the web, and the downloadable trainer’s guide is included!

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

Winner of the 2012 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award!

Now more than ever, adults must help children develop the skills necessary to navigate successfully through life. By focusing on building social and emotional strengths, adults increase children’s resilience and prepare them to handle the challenges in life. The strategies and activities found in this resource provide teachers with the tools they need to help children become socially and emotionally healthy for life. Organized into five chapters, the activities support and build resilience in children ages 3-8.

Resilience Posters

These posters include quick and simple strategies for reinforcing your own resilience, as well as building the resilience of the children with whom you work. The posters come in full color and are sized 14 in. by 20 in. You can grab four posters for the price of $20. Purchase four of the same or mix and match!

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