- Infants and Toddlers
- Adult Resilience
~ OhioGuidestone, located in Berea, Ohio, uses the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) as part of their home-based early childhood mental health program for children birth-6 years old. >>View video here
~ Child Guidance and Family Solutions, located in Akron, Ohio, produced a wonderful video that speaks to their work around supporting the healthy growth and development of the children they serve. See how they use the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program as a resource to support social and emotional health! >>View video here
~ The United Way of Greater Cincinnati has partnered with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children to create a system that measures social-emotional skills in school-age children using the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). Listen to an interview about the study conducted by Cincinnati’s 91.7 WVXU radio station, with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Community Impact Director Patricia Nagelkirk and Bill Bresser, director of Kentucky Operations for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati. >>Listen here
~ In addition to being used across the United States, DECA has an international reach! DECA & DESSA have been translated into a variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Danish, and more! >>View full map here
Two new enhancements are now available to e-DECA users. Spanish Strategies are now available! Engage Spanish-speaking families in the resilience-building process. And preschool teachers can now complete the Devereux Reflective Checklist for Teaching Practices, designed to help them reflect on and intentionally use practices that promote social and emotional health in preschoolers. Learn more.
The Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs at Miami University recently published an evaluation of the OH Department of Mental and Addiction Services’ state-wide pilot of the FLIP IT strategy. The researchers also reported that parents were “overwhelmingly satisfied” and “100% of the comments described positive outcomes.” They recommended that the state continue to sustain and support the use of FLIP-IT concluding that it, “offer(s) parents effective parenting skills that can improve the lives of their children and family members.” Read the Executive Summary or Full Report.
Click here to read a recent post on Edutopia that discusses the need for social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments as well as some of the best SEL tools. We're proud that the DECA and DESSA are featured!