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We Need Your Help with Important Resilience Research!

DESSA High School Edition National Standardization DCRC and Aperture Education are expanding the continuum of strength-based behavior rating scales to include high school! If you have a son or daughter in grades 9 through 12 or teach students in those grades, we would love your help!
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Family Partnership – Consistency is Important for All of Us!

From Deb Alleyne, M.S. | Early Childhood/Child Welfare Specialist & National Trainer One of the many things that stood out to us in our extensive review of the literature related to what young children who have experienced significant risk need from their parents and care-givers i
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Research Corner – Assessing Outcomes with the DECA Program

From Alyssa Ciarlante, M.A. | Research Associate We are just passing the halfway point of the program year, and for many educators, that means we are halfway through a year of building within-child protective factors with the DECA Program! Have you begun to think about how you might u
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National Head Start Association Annual Leadership Conference – Innovative Approaches to Staff Development

             From Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D. | Early Childhood Specialist & National Trainer Welcome to 2018! So many of us use the introduction of a new year to make changes for better physical, mental, emotional and even financial well-being. New beginnings c
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Professional Development Spotlight – Winter 2018

From Debi Mahler, LCSW | Director of Professional Development As I write this article for the winter edition of our newsletter, I have to admit, I am feeling quite nostalgic. The Devereux Center for Resilient Children is one year shy of celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the publi
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What’s New at DCRC? Winter 2018

From Susan Damico, M.A. | Director 2018 Professional Development Calendar DCRC is hosting a variety of professional development events that focus on promoting the resilience of children and adults, as well as reducing children’s use of challenging behaviors. Check out the nation
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Learning to Build Resilience During the Holidays

The holidays are a special time of year. And while December can be filled with excitement, it also can be hectic for families who juggle the demands of work, family and holiday preparation. Devereux Center for Resilient Children Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer Nefertit
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What’s New at DCRC | Fall 2017

NAEYC in Atlanta, Spanish Resources, Alignment Tools, and more! Come See Us At NAEYC Please join Rachel Wagner for her presentation on Thursday, November 16th from 3:00pm–4:30pm in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B404. Her session is called: Mental Health Supports in a Messy W
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Focus Group – DECA for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition

Is your program using the DECA for Infants and Toddlers? If so, please consider joining our team for a conversation around the process to develop the second edition of this valuable tool to promote infant and toddler social/emotional well-being. If you would like to participate in a f
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