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2018 National Professional Development Events Now Posted!

We are pleased to announce an array of live and webinar-based professional development events for 2018! Registration for our webinar trainings is now open. Registration for some of our events will open in November 2017. Make sure to check back regularly for additional professional dev
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Building Your Bounce: Resilience & Self-Compassion as a Response to Natural Disaster

From Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, Ed.D., Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer Losses from natural disasters are increasing in many parts of the world. I recently moved from Philadelphia, PA to the Eastern Shore of North Carolina. Since arriving here, I have experienced one t
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Research Corner: Breaking Down the DCRC Logic Model

From Alyssa Ciarlante, M.A., Research Associate If you attended DCRC’s recent webinar titled Resilience: The Science and The Strategies, you may recall seeing a breakdown of DCRC’s Logic Model. A logic model is a graphic depiction of how a program works. This type of model offers a wa
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One Year Later: The DECA Program at the Ministry of Caring Child Care Centers

From Rachel Wagner, MSW, National Trainer and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist In the summer of 2016, a grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware was received by the Ministry of Caring Child Care Centers to begin implementing the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (
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Family Partnership Corner: The Parent Cafe

From Deborah Alleyne, M.S., Early Childhood/Child Welfare Specialist DCRC is committed to promoting partnerships between the most important adults in a child’s life, namely, parents (and other family members) and teachers. Our website offers a number of free resources that support the
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We Need Your Help with Important Resilience Research!

DESSA High School Edition National Standardization DCRC and Aperture Education are expanding our continuum of strength-based behavior rating scales to include high school! If you have a son or daughter in 9th to 12th grade or teach students in those grades, we would love your help! We
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We Need Your Help With Important Resilience Research!

  DESSA High School Edition National Standardization DCRC and Aperture Education are expanding our continuum of strength-based behavior rating scales to include high school! If you have a son or daughter in grades 9-12 or teach students in those grades, we would love your help! W
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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Programs Across the Country Using the DECA

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program was created to serve as a bridge between the world of early childhood education and mental health. Collaboration between these two fields required the establishment of a common language that was strength-based, family friendly, an
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Research Corner – Research Supports the Devereux Reflective Checklist for Teaching Practices!

As part of the DECA Preschool Program, the Devereux Reflective Checklist for Teaching Practices is designed to promote the quality of the early childhood classroom environment by helping staff identify and improve classroom practices related to positive social and emotional developmen
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