In 2010, Devereux Arizona began working with staff from the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) toward the goal of becoming a satellite Center for Resilient Children. Through close collaboration, consultation and training of staff, Devereux Arizona has successfully incorporated several DCRC resources within many of our existing programs. Expert staff at the national Devereux Center for Resilient Children continue to mentor, coach and train the appropriate Devereux Arizona staff to stay abreast of new resources and trainings that will assist in promoting the mission of DCRC within the state of Arizona. This national staff has and will continue to support efforts within Arizona.
DCRC's Mission is to promote social and emotional development, foster resilience and build skills for school and life success in children birth through school-age, as well as to promote the resilience of the adults who care for them.
DCRC programs and resources that are utilized with Devereux Arizona include:
The Devereux Students Strengths Assessment used together with the DESSA and DESSA-mini is a comprehensive system that supports universal screening, assessment, intervention planning, progress monitoring, and outcome evaluation in the social-emotional domain. It has been designed to help schools meet emerging social-emotional learning standards. Currently, Devereux Arizona uses the DESSA in Therapeutic Foster Care and Outpatient Counseling.
Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure
Devereux Arizona has incorporated the strategies and activities in Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure to provide foster parents, parent educators, teachers and parent aides with the tools they need to help families and children become socially and emotionally healthy for life.
Building Your Bounce
Devereux Arizona is utilizing Building Your Bounce with our foster families, parent educators, and parent aides. This tool provides our program staff with a resource for caregivers by providing reflective readings, activities, journaling, and written responses, which assist caregivers in uncovering strategies for strengthening relationships, initiative, internal beliefs and self-control.
Devereux Arizona has sent staff to become trained to utilize Flip It within our programs. Flip It has been used in Arizona with direct care staff, foster parents, parent educators and parent aides. This resource is designed to support all adults who interact with young children and provides caregivers with four simple steps to transform challenging behavior in young children, 3 through 8 years old. Teachers and parents can help children learn about their feelings and gain self-control by using the mnemonic: Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts