Our Focus on Adult Resilience

We also focus on promoting the health and well-being of all adults who parent, nurture and/or work with young children through a focus on adult resilience. The critical connection between children’s resilience and the health and wellness of the adults in those children’s lives cannot be underestimated. DCRC began this initiative in response to the growing understanding and appreciation that promoting children’s resilience depends significantly on the resilience of who cares for them.

We have a number of resources available for adults, including Building Your Bounce and the Devereux Adult Resilience Survey (DARS). We encourage you to look at our resources to learn more about the importance of taking time to build your own resilience so that you can better support those around you.


Building Your Bounce Professional Development Learning Series

Three, 30-Minute Professional Development Sessions, with Handouts and a Facilitator’s Guide

View this one-minute video to learn more about this Professional Development Learning Series, based on the adult resilience journal, Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for Resilient You, written by Mary Mackrain and Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner. If you want to bring these interactive videos to your organization, contact Debi Mahler at [email protected].




  • Adult Resilience webinar presented by EdWeb and Kaplan Early Learning Company. Listen to Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner in this practical and powerful webinar designed to meet you where you are and take you to a place of greater strength, determination and resiliency. VIEW WEBINAR.
  • How Do You Bounce Back from Setbacks? This article from Edutopia offers suggestions (adapted from Building Your Bounce) for promoting resilience in educators. READ ARTICLE.
  • 7 Tips for Bouncing Back Over the Holidays! This webinar, presented by Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, focuses on tips and strategies to make sure adults care for themselves during the busy holiday season. The 7 tips offered in this webinar are not only appropriate for the holidays, but all year along as well! VIEW WEBINAR.