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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Professional Development Spotlight – Building Your Bounce

From Debi Mahler, LCSW, Director of Professional Development And there it was. Cleaning out her backpack after a long week, I see my fifth grade daughter’s spelling assignment. Ouch! PREOCCUPIED…my child speaks the truth. Until that moment, I didn’t realize that SHE
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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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