The Resilience Quarterly, Winter 2019
What’s the Latest
Celebrating 20 Years of the DECA Program!
In 1999, Devereux published the first edition of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program. As we reflect back on the last 20 years, we celebrate the millions of children, families and other providers whose lives have been positively impacted by the DECA Program, as well as the many other resilience-building resources Devereux now offers. The body of research of resilience continues to grow each and every day. The positive, hopeful message of that ever growing body of research is what drives the Devereux Center for Resilient Children to do the important work of promoting the resilience of children and the adults who care for them. We invite you to celebrate with us all throughout 2019. Keep an eye out for upcoming celebratory activities!
All You Need to Know About the Devereux Assessments
You may or may not have already seen the web page originally titled, “Summary of Assessments.” Either way, you’ll definitely want to check it out, as we have updated it and have added a little more information. This page is your go-to for anything and everything you might need or want to know about the Devereux Early Childhood Assessments.
Resilience and Social-Emotional Health Logic Model
In early childhood, a child’s resilience and social and emotional health are directly influenced by the culture of the early childhood program they attend and the culture of their home. An early childhood program whose mission, values, policies and leadership support resilience-building cultures can promote child resilience in a number of ways. Click below to have a look at the DCRC Logic Model!
Spotlight: FLIP IT! Online Course, 2nd Edition
The Devereux Center for Resilient Children is proud to announce the recent release of the FLIP IT! Online Course, 2nd Edition. We are so thrilled about the upgrades to this course, as well as being able to offer this new edition for the lower price of $30 per person!
Learn all about the evidence-based FLIP IT strategy ONLINE and at YOUR OWN PACE! With this second edition, you’ll enjoy visual improvements, along with easier navigation and more interaction. During the course, you will:
- Learn how FLIP IT was developed
- Reflect on what is essential in order for a FLIP to be successful
- Be taken through each of the four steps of the strategy, where you will reflect on the purpose of each step, and review examples of how to perform each step
- Complete knowledge checks and simple activities that will keep you tuned into the course
- Be quizzed on the content learned at the end of each module
Take the next step in gaining the confidence to work through challenging behaviors, and knowlege on how to help young children build their social-emotional development and resilience.
Purchase the course today or try out the free demo first!
*Please note that the free demo contains audio, so be sure your speakers are turned on.
43 Ways Our Kids Thrive On Free Play
“Is your child getting enough ‘free play’?
Child-led free play – the unstructured time during which children can act out their fantasies, create their own rules, and explore the world at their own pace – profoundly benefits their early development.
But here’s the thing:
While experts agree that undirected play is vital, it is disappearing in favor of organized athletic, artistic, and academic activities. In moderation, these structured classes can be enriching, but ditching playtime all together comes at a cost to a child’s growth and well-being.
As you consider and plan your child’s weekly routine, here are 43 vital reasons to prioritize and safeguard free play.”
February 27 and March 6, 2019 | Online
Building the Resilience of the Whole Family: Your Journey Together, Train-the-Coach Webinar Event
Your Journey Together (YJT) is a parenting curriculum created to promote resilience in children (ages birth to eight), as well as to support the resilience of the adults caring for them. This trauma-sensitive program supports all children and families, and can be delivered in different ways, including home visits and group trainings. This two part, live webinar event will cover how to successfully deliver lessons to parents from each of the curriculum modules.
April 3-4, 2019 | St. Louis, MO
DECA Program Birth Through Five Implementation, Two-Day Training
This two-day training prepares participants to implement both the DECA Program for Infants and Toddlers, as well as for Preschoolers. This training will also meet the needs of participants who only plan to use the DECA for Infants and Toddlers Program OR the DECA Preschool Program. Participants will leave this training knowing how to effectively assess and plan for the classroom and caregiving environments, for individual children, as well as the adults who care for them.
Cost: $270/person (early bird), $300/person (regular)
April 5, 2019 | St. Louis, MO
FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior, One-Day Training
The purpose of this training is to enhance our understanding of the factors that contribute to children’s use of challenging behavior, review an evidence-based, commonsense and practical strategy for reducing instances of challenging behavior, and introduce a variety of learning tools to teach and support this effective strategy.
Cost: $150/person (early bird), $175/person (regular)
April 11-12, 2019 | Charlotte, NC
FLIP IT! Train-the-Trainer Session, Two-Day Training
This two-day training is for individuals in the role of providing training and technical assistance to others on the FLIP IT strategy. Participants will leave this professional development experience with a standard one-day training and content that can be delivered in shorter sessions. Participants will also leave with the skills and resources to deliver the content to others who support young children.
Cost: $550/person (early bird), $595/person (regular)
April 29, 2019 | San Antonio, TX
The Resilience Connection: Promoting Resilience of Children, Parents, Teachers, Managers, and entire Head Start Programs
Pre-Conference Session at the 2019 National Head Start Conference
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from misfortune or change, and is recognized as playing a pivotal role in the overall health and well-being of children, the adults in their lives, and the organizations that serve them. Everyone needs resilience! Participants of this one-day session will gain a stronger understanding of their own personal resilience, as well as how their own well-being directly impacts the children in their care, their colleagues, and the families their programs serve.