Tips for Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

As you are hopefully already aware, our own Nefertiti Poyner has been providing weekly tips through video since this pandemic began. These tips are designed to help all of us stay positive and resilient during these challenging times. In the video above, Nefertiti offers yet another helpful tip, and she also asks us to share our own tips. We hope that you’ll share what YOU have been doing to stay positive and resilient! Feel free to do so in the comments section on YouTube, or via this anonymous survey!

See the tips provided so far

Do Some Reading

Our blog is designed to provide anyone and everyone taking care of young children with tips and guidance for resilience-building and supporting social and emotional development. You’ll find many written pieces that focus on various topics related to resilience. Head over to see our most recent piece from our own Rachel Wagner, where she discusses comparisons during this current crisis. We are always looking for others to contribute to our blog, so if interested in sharing something with us, be sure to check out the guidelines for submission!

Head over to the DCRC Blog

Is a DCRC podcast in our future?

What do YOU think? Our team has been pondering this idea for a good while, and we figured we would try to gauge interest before moving forward any further. We continuously think of ways to communicate information with our networks, and a podcast could be something we try to do. SO … if you can, we’d love if you can hop back to the email where you accessed this newsletter, and complete the poll included there. If you didn’t access this newsletter via email, but want to share your thoughts on this idea, feel free to contact DCRC Marketing Specialist Rudee Abello!

A New, Three-Part Webinar Event


Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies to Promote the Resilience of You and Your Team

We will not let physical distancing get in the way of providing professional development that supports social connections. You are invited to join Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner for a live, three-part professional (and personal) development experience, where we will take our time to unfold the concepts of risk, resilience, protective factors and overcoming obstacles – big and small.

  • Part 1 – May 19, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm ET
  • Part 2 – May 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm ET
  • Part 3 – June 2, 2020 from 1:00-2:30pm ET

Register 1-2 participant(s) = $99 per person

Register 3-6 participants = $89 per person

Register 7 or more participants = $79 per person

Professional Development for You and Your Team

We don’t want to let social/physical distancing get in our way of providing you and your team with the professional development you need. We offer many training topics, and even better, many of those topics can be delivered virtually! Some topics you might be interested in include: DECA Program implementation, FLIP IT, challenging behaviors, adult/staff resilience (Building Your Bounce), healing from trauma, parent/family resilience … much more!

View our topic options categorized by age group, by resource, or see this menu of virtual PD options.

If interested in scheduling, submit a request below or feel free to reach out to DCRC Director of Professional Development Debi Mahler.

Our Friends Hard at Work

There are so many wonderful things being done to help everyone get through this COVID-19 crisis. Our team is certainly doing our part, but our partners and friends are doing great things as well! We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight and share their activities and resources. And don’t be shy! Please feel free to share this information with others. There is plenty to go around.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Our parent organization has been working hard to not only provide information and resources to parents and families, but to its own employees as well. When this pandemic began, Devereux built a COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness page on their website. Full of videos, articles, and Devereux stories from across the nation, the organization continues to share important information. Additionally, Devereux created a web page sharing information on how folks can help supply Devereux front-line staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Check out the preparedness page

Learn how to support Devereux

Aperture Education

Our friends who help take care of resilience-building and social-emotional learning (SEL) for school-age children have very exciting things going on! You may have already heard us talk about this one … they have a podcast called, “SEL Chat.” With this podcast, Aperture aims to provide you with SEL tips, tricks and ideas – wherever you may be! You might hear a DCRC team member on a future podcast, so be sure to check it out! In addition, our team has partnered with Aperture to bring you Promoting Social and Emotional Learning at Home. Over the next few weeks, Aperture will be sending out parent-friendly guides that aim to guide SEL at home. We are very excited about this project!

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Our publishing partner has been delivering some awesome YouTube Live Events since the start of this pandemic. Kaplan was well aware that at-home learning resources were what we needed, as well as advice and guidance. Some of their existing Lives include tips for cognitive, social and emotional learning at home. Viewing these YouTube Lives is free, and Kaplan already has plenty recorded, with more live sessions to come! We recommend checking it out. You might just see a DCRC team member or two!

Check out Kaplan Live

Conscious Discipline

Our friends at Conscious Discipline have been providing a ton of resources, videos and webinars during this pandemic. They are working to support both educators and families with this plethora of information. Even better, Conscious Discipline has created downloadable/printable resources that are specific to this COVID-19 crisis. You’ll find tools and stories that you can use and share to help young children understand what’s happening and why. They truly do have a ton to offer, so check out their website!

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