In Loving Memory of Bunny Walters

In the month of September our Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) family lost a dear friend and colleague, Bunny Walters.  Bunny lived in Washington State and for many years was the Early Learning Manager at the United Way of Snohomish County.  Bunny was a champion for child
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We Need Your Help With Ongoing Research Studies!

DESSA High-School Edition National Standardization DCRC is 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 are looking for parents
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Research Corner – The DESSA-Mini: An efficient and accurate tool for prevention practice

By Elisa Ugarte, Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare, Berkeley, CA Summary of the original article: Shapiro, V.B., Kim, B.K.E., Robitaille, J.L., & LeBuffe, P.A. (2016). Protective factor screening for prevention practice: Sensitivity and specificity of the DESSA-Mini
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Working Together – Conscious Discipline & E-DECA 2.0 Assessment and Planning System, With Strategies from Conscious Discipline For Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers!

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) has always placed a high value on the importance of collaboration.  One of our six underlying principles is to promote collaboration between the fields of education and mental health, but our commitment to collaboration goes well beyon
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Hooray! Doctoral Degree Awarded to Nefertiti B. Poyner

By Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner If you happened to read the summer edition of our newsletter, you are aware that I have been working towards the completion of my doctoral degree.  I am happy to let you know that I have successfully defended my dissertation and completed all necessary requi
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A Sneak Peek at the DERLS for Resilient Leadership

Part of our mission at DCRC is to support the resilience of adults who care for and educate children.  In order to help understand and appreciate why this is so important, we often use the analogy of a “pitcher” (the adult) needing to continually pour into the “cups” (the children). 
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Spotlight on Professional Development – Resilient Leadership: Building the Bounce of Your Team!

  Resilient leadership is the term used to describe those leadership behaviors that help others withstand crisis, and adapt to or rebound from adversity (Everly, 2012). Adults who dedicate themselves to caring for young children and managing systems of care and education know this to
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What’s New at DCRC? (Fall 2016)

Building Your Bounce Adult Professional Development Learning Series – In this newest resource, the importance of adult resilience is brought to life with Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner serving as moderator, teacher, and inspirational coach! If you are looking for new ways to help your sta
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In this summer 2016 edition…

What’s New at DCRC– Read the full story here. Highlights are below. -Use FLIP IT for Effective Parent Training, Says a Recent Study -DCRC Assessments Featured on Edutopia -DECA Pilot Program in Texas Considered for Expansion -DESSA & Evo Social-Emotional Win National A
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Social and Emotional Skills & Giftedness

By Paul LeBuffe Research by DCRC and others has shown the strong relationship between social and emotional skills and academic achievement.  For instance, in our work with the Allentown School District in PA we found that for students in grades 3 through 5 who had “typical” or “streng
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