Study on the Effectiveness of the Your Journey Together Curriculum
The Devereux Center for Resilient Children was awarded funding for a research project to study the effectiveness Your Journey Together (YJT) curriculum – a curriculum designed to promote the social and emotional well-being and resilience of vulnerable children and their families. Funding was granted by The Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW) an initiative based out of Florida State University (FSU). Through its first grant-making period, FICW provided funding for just 10 projects in the State of Florida. The Devereux Center for Resilient Children is proud to have proposed one of the 10 funded projects! The proposal was written in collaboration with Dr. Ana Leon of the University of Central Florida (UCF) who will serve as one of the Principal investigators working alongside DCRC’s Research Associate Gabriel Smith, and Deborah Alleyne, Primary Author of the YJT Curriculum. The study uses a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design (nonequivalent control group design) to collect data from caregivers of children ages birth through five years who are referred by the Division of Children and Families to participating agencies. A number of Florida-based Child Welfare agencies will collaborate with us on this project.
Joan Sherman Program for Resilient Children
Stay tuned for upcoming studies using the DECA for Infants and Toddlers (DECA-I/T) and the DECA-I/T Program!