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Goals of the Devereux Early Childhood Intiative
  1. Devereux Early Childhood InitiativeIdentify and strengthen young children's protective factors and thereby increase resilience.

  2. Support teachers, families, and communities in their efforts to minimize the impact of risk factors that hinder healthy social and emotional development.
Examples of risk and protective factors found in the lives of children and families
Risk Factors Protective Factors
Violence Reducing Behavioral Concerns
Drug/Alcohol Abuse Attachment, Initiative, Self Control
Non-Supportive Family Environment Collaboration with Mental Health Specialists
Poor Medical Care Strong Community Partnerships
Poverty Quality Early Childhood Education
Stress Parent Involvement
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