Assessments & Resources

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Preschool Program: Second Edition

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Preschool Program, 2nd Edition, is a strength-based assessment and planning system is an important teacher resource, designed to promote resilience in children ages 3 through 5.

The kit includes a 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!

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e-DECA 2.0 – Online Assessment & Planning Tool for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Administer the DECA-P2 online!  This web-based computer application allows for ratings to be entered online and then completes all scoring, generates reports, and stores the data in a secure database.  The system also offers strategies for program and home to help plan for individual children. Immediate access to reports, including individual ratings, rater comparisons, strategy report, pre- and post-comparisons, parent letter, and group profiles are available. Users can also generate a report that provides aggregate information across an entire program or download and export the data.

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Conscious-Disc-and-eDECA,-highlights-photo-templateConscious Discipline & e-DECA 2.0 – Online Assessment & Planning Tool for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Administer the DECA-P2 online!  This web-based computer application allows for ratings to be entered online and then completes all scoring, generates reports, and stores the data in a secure database.  The system also offers strategies from both Conscious Discipline and the DECA Preschool Program to help plan for individual children at school and home. Immediate access to reports, including individual ratings, rater comparisons, strategy report, pre- and post-comparisons, parent letter, and group profiles are available. Users can also generate a report that provides aggregate information across an entire program or download and export the data.

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150Your Journey Together: A Curriculum to Build the Resilience of Children and Families

Your Journey Together (YJT) is a strength-based 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 environments—all key elements of a trauma-sensitive program.  The YJT curriculum 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 age 6, many of the concepts apply to families with children of all ages.

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DECA-C-Kit-PhotoThe Devereux Early Childhood Assessment – Clinical Form (DECA-C) Kit

The DECA-Clinical Form is designed to be used by early childhood mental health consultants and other mental health professionals with those select children who are already showing significant behavioral concerns.  The DECA-C contains all of the strength-based, resilience items and scales found on the DECA, but also assess social and emotional concerns including: aggression, attention problems, emotional control problems, and withdrawal/depression.  The DECA-C is appropriate for children 2 through 5 years old and is available in both paper and web-based formats.

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FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior

Winner of the 2012 National Parenting Publications Award!

This informative book by Rachel Sperry, MSW, with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, is designed to support all adults who interact with young children. This guide explains FLIP IT’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: Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts. Learn to FLIP IT with the practice pictures, reflection activities and real life stories inside.

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FLIP IT Online

This course will teach participants the four supportive steps of FLIP IT in an on-line learning format. This on-line learning course has a running time of 2.5 hours. Upon completion of the course, 0.5 CEUs are offered (5 hours), factoring in time for the interactive pieces, reflection, application of the skill, and learning assessment. The cost of the course is $35, and if CEU documentation is needed, it can be obtained through Western Kentucky University through a cost of $25. The course can be completed over time and not in just one sitting. For more information or to take this course, click here.

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Facing the Challenge Discs 1 and 2Facing The Challenge and Classroom Moments DVDs

One of NAEYC’s best selling teacher resources, Facing the Challenge is an instructional, interactive 2 DVD set 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.

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Classroom MomentsClassroom Moments Downloadable Video Clips

Designed to enhance professional development, Classroom Moments are 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 downloadable trainer guide is included!

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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 skills for children and emotional strengths, adults increase children’s resilience and prepare them to handle the challenges in life.  The strategies and activities in Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure 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 three to eight.

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Music To Promote Resilience

Explore the ways in which these various musical selections can compliment the use of the DECA Program or be used as a stand alone tool to promote social skills for children and behaviors related to resilience.

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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.  One of the most important teacher resources you can treat your staff to!

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Adult Resilience Poster DEVEREUXReminder Posters for Building the Resilience of Adults & Children

These posters includes strategies for reinforcing your own resilience as well as building the resilience of the children with whom you work. They are available in sets of 4, all adult, all youth, or 2 adult & 2 child posters.

The posters are in full color & 14″×20″.

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Discipline and the Dollar Store Video

Social and Emotional Eduction in the Dollar Store is a video Devereux created  to provide early childhood caregivers with simple and inexpensive ideas to promote the social and emotional development of young children and reduce challenging behaviors.

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