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FLIP ITFLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior »
2012 National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Winner!
Socially Strong, Emotionally SecureSocially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Strategies to Promote Resilience in Young Children »
Winner of the 2012 Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
Building Your Bounce Building Your Bounce »
Building Your Bounce: Adult Resilience Journal
Comprehensive DECI Resource List
Comprehensive DECI Resource List »
The Devereux Early Childhood Program is a continuum of strength-based assessments and planning systems designed to promote resilience in young children.
Devereux Student Strengths AssessmentThe Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) »
Challenging Moments DVD Trainer Guides
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Facing the Challenge & Classroom Moments; Two exciting new DVDs just released on ways to work with children who use Challenging Behaviors.
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Devereux Early Childhood Free Resources
Attachment Building Strategies »
 Try these strategies to further build strong and nurturing relationships with young children.
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 Helping all children develop resilience.
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Learn how the DECA Program compliments various curricula, assessments and standards via our crosswalks.
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DECA-P2 Scoring Tutorial Now Available

Paul LeBuffe, author of the DECA-P2, has recorded a 20 minute tutorial that takes participants through the process of scoring the new DECA-P2 assessment. This webinar is designed for those who have used the first edition of the DECA as well as new users to the DECA-P2. Click here to view this webinar.

2012 DCRC National Professional Development Calendar

  • Click here for a 1-page flyer that lists the DCRC national professional development events, including dates and locations for 2012.

  • Click here for a brochure that lists the DCRC national professional development events, including titles, descriptions, dates and locations for 2012.

  • Click here for more information or to register for a DCRC national professional development event.

Blogging On Social and Emotional Health and Resilience

Take a look at these insightful blog entries written by Karen Cairone, a DCRC staff member and co-author of some of our resilience-building resources.

DESSA in the News!

The DESSA and DESSA-mini, our newest strength-based screening and assessment tools designed for school age children, were referenced in The Daily Herald, a publication of the greater Chicago area. To read the full article, click here!

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Click here to participate in the Spanish translation study for the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA)

 

marla himmeger

Click the links below to read or listen to the interview with one of our nation's leaders in children's mental health and learn from her many years of experience working to improve our nation's mental health systems.

 

flip it 2

FLIP IT is four supportive steps that are designed to help young children (ages 3-8) learn about their feelings, gain self-control and reduce challenging behavior. This online course helps learners delve into the four steps in the FLIP IT mnemonic which stands for F-Feelings, L-Limits, I-Inquiries, and P-Prompts. FLIP IT offers a simple, kind, strength-based, commonsense and effective four-step strategy for day-to-day challenges and challenging behaviors from children. . This on-line learning course has a running time of 2.5 hours. Upon completion of the course, 0.5 CEUs are offered (5 hours) factoring in time for the interactive pieces, reflection, application of the skill, and learning assessment. The course can be completed over time and not in just one sitting. For more information or to take this course, go to www.netsmartu.com/FLIPIT.

 

Upcoming Webinar Sessions

1 Hour DECA Preschool Program Second Edition Webinars for New Users (professionals who have not used any of the DECA Preschool Resources in the past)

  • Monday, October 15, 2012, 1-2pm East Coast Time — To register, click here.
Click here to download a handout packet for the DECA-P2 New User Webinar.

1 Hour DECA Preschool Program Second Edition Webinars for Existing Users (professionals who have used the first edition of the DECA Preschool Program and want to learn more about the second edition)

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 1-2pm East Coast Time — To register, click here.
Click here to download a handout packet for the DECA-P2 Existing User Webinar.

1-hour free introductory webinars on FLIP IT®! Join us for one of the free upcoming webinars on an introduction to FLIP IT, offered to you by the Author, Rachel Sperry!

  • Friday, October 19, 2012, 1-2pm (East Coast Time) — To register, click here.
  • Friday, November 16, 2012, 1-2pm (East Coast Time) — To register, click here.

Join Paul LeBuffe, Co-Director of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, national trainer, and researcher, as he presents free, informational webinars on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) and the DESSA-mini. Together, these tools provide a comprehensive system for assessing and monitoring the social-emotional strengths and needs of children, Kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 1-2pm (East Coast Time) — To register, click here.
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012, 1-2pm (East Coast Time) — To register, click here.

Webinar sessions

Click here to view a 1-Hour Webinar on Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Young Children:  The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (Birth Through Five) delivered on November 9, 2010.  Presenters include Paul LeBuffe and Linda Likins, Co-Directors of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, Joyce Kilmer, Administrator of the Washington State Department of Early Learning, and Suzanne DiLillo, Assistant Director of the Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau in California.

To view 1-hour recorded webinar sessions of the DECA Preschool Program for New Users, the DECA Preschool Program for Existing Users, the DECA for Infants and Toddlers, the DECA-C, or the DESSA, click here!


EHS & DECA-I/T
Click here for information about how the DECA-I/T can be used to support Early Head Start programs including a crosswalk with the Performance Standards, implementation guidance, pricing information and more.

The DECA-I/T Program Meets Early Head Start Performance Standards »
Click here for a crosswalk providing more information on working to promote resilience in infants and toddlers. The DECA-I/T Program will help Early Head Start programs meet required performance standards and Part C regulations.

Starting Point Celebrates Resilience
Starting Point Celebrates Resilience »

Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education, Northeast Ohio's early care and education resource and referral agency, received the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative's (DECI) Program of Excellence Award at a May 9 event, A Celebration of Resilience, at Cleveland's Holiday Inn Select.

View the Resilience Magazine video feature: Starting Point Celebrates Resilience: Helping children bounce back.View the "Resilience Magazine" video feature: Starting Point Celebrates Resilience: Helping children bounce back (Video)
 
 
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