Update: Allentown Social Emotional Learning Inititaive Featuring DECA and DESSA

by Gabe Smith, Research Associate with DCRC, Becky Guzie and Elissa Sewell, PATHS Coaches with DCRC For the past two years Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) has teamed up with Allentown School District in Pennsylvania to implement a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiati
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“Please help us with Challenging Behaviors!” Train the Trainer Options Available!

  Are you a teacher who is challenged by challenging behaviors? Are you a Director or Supervisor with teachers at their wits end with challenging behaviors? Are you a college professor or trainer of teachers or future teachers seeking more knowledge, strategies, and ideas to share? Ar
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What’s New at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC)?

Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) to be Honored in NYC It is an honor to announce that DCRC will receive the 11th annual Champions for Children award from the Center for Children’s Initiatives (CCI) in New York City on October 21, 2013.   CCI touches the lives of more than
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Building Your Bounce: No Act of Kindness is Too Small

by Susan Damico, Assistant Director of DCRC If you are like me, you have way too many emails to read.  And, if you are like me, you delete as many as possible because it is not possible to find the time to read each one.  The forwarded emails from my well-intentioned relatives go righ
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What’s New at DCRC?

Preschool Assessment and Resources Revision As programs plan for the 2013-2014 program year, we want to make sure you are well-prepared to promote RESILIENCE in the preschoolers in your program.  The second edition of our DECA assessment tool, the DECA-P2, along with our Strategies ma
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Resources on Resilience and Mental Health

Coping after Traumatic Events To help children and families cope after exposure to traumatic events, a new resource was released from Zero to Three: Little Listeners: Helping Young Children Cope after Exposure to a Traumatic Event. This resource is designed to help parents navigate th
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Research Corner: Devereux Scales Go International!

by Paul LeBuffe Throughout the world, there is growing interest in fostering the resilience of children.  As part of this trend, there is also growing interest in the Devereux Scales.  By the end of 2013, the Devereux Scales will be in use in six of the seven continents.  (We still do
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PreService and Professional Development Topics from DCRC

by Debi Mahler It’s that time of year when programs begin to plan for pre-service training for the fall.  The Devereux Center for Resilient Children is offering a wide variety of trainings that can excite, inspire, and educate staff in an effort to start the year off right.  Professio
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Free Informational Webinar: Building Your Bounce!

Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of the end of a busy school year, or just life that has you moving too fast, consider taking an hour to slow down and join us on Monday, June 3, 2013, from 1-2pm East Coast Time, for our free, 1-Hour webinar on Building Your Bounce:  Promoting
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Building Your Bounce: Hobbies Anyone?

by Nefertiti Bruce Poyner As I reflect on the last twelve months of my life, there have been many highs and a few lows. I have been studying for my doctoral degree since 2010 and this weekend I completed the final content course. My studies have been rewarding, challenging and at time
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