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 way to visualize the relationships between the program’s activities and the outcomes it hopes to achieve.
The DCRC Logic Model is an illustration of the guiding theory that supports our approach to promoting resilience in children and in the adults who care for them. The resilience of children lies at the very center of our model, and at the center of the work that we do. DCRC promotes resilience by providing strategies, resources, and guidance to support the activities on the “left side” of the logic model, including the integration of quality programming, family partnerships, intentional skill development, and adult social/emotional competence. In supporting these activities, we hope to promote the positive child and adult outcomes on the “right side” of the logic model, including strengthened protective factors, decreased challenging behaviors, increased school readiness, and happiness. Check out an excerpt from the Resilience: The Science and The Strategies webinar to hear Paul LeBuffe, co-author of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessments, break the simplified Logic Model down!