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Devereux Center for Resilient Children launches ‘Building Your Bounce’ online adult resilience course


Merritt Lutz, Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II, Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Leah Yaw, and Wynton Marsalis

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children has launched a new online learning course, titled “Building Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience.” This course is designed to help child-serving professionals discover ways to nurture their resilience.

Villanova, PA – April 15, 2024 – The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) today announced the launch of a new online learning course, titled “Building Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience.”

This self-paced course is designed to help teachers and other child-serving professionals who educate, and care for, young children (birth through preschool) discover ways to nurture their resilience and manage stress more effectively. The course offers evidence-based strategies to strengthen relationships, promote healthy self-regulation, increase initiative and teach participants how to be kinder to themselves.

“This course discusses the topic of adult resilience and how it impacts our overall well-being and ability to care for children. Through a series of challenges, participants learn how the most ordinary moments in the day can transform how we engage with others, talk to ourselves and discover happiness and joy,” said DCRC Director Susan Damico. “We all want to be the best version of ourselves. By increasing our resilience, we are better equipped to cope, recover and learn from any challenge life throws our way.”

Strengthening your resilience

The goal of the learning course – which includes six sessions and takes approximately 2 1/2 to three hours to complete – is to help child-serving professionals:

  • Recognize the positive impact of four key protective factors (characteristics, people and supports that assist you in navigating life’s challenges): 1) healthy relationships; 2) positive internal beliefs; 3) initiative; and 4) self-control.
  • Practice strengthening the four key protective factors through simple exercises that focus on using thoughts, behaviors and actions that contribute to resilience.

Place your order today!

To order your online access to “Building Your Bounce: Promoting Adult Resilience” – and start improving your resilience – visit https://centerforresilientchildren.org/bybcourse/.

Once purchased, you will have access to the course for one year and, because promoting resilience is a life-long commitment, you can revisit sessions and use the course “challenges” as ongoing resilience-building tools. To learn more about the course, watch a video message from DCRC Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer Nefertiti Poyner, Ed.D., and try out a free demo prior to purchasing. You also can participate in a free live demo and Q&A session with Dr. Poyner on Monday, April 22 at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Visit https://centerforresilientchildren.org/bybcourse/ to learn more.

About the Devereux Center for Resilient Children

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) mission is to promote social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build skills for school and life success in children birth through preschool, as well as to promote the resilience of the adults who care for them. DCRC accomplishes this by providing resources and delivering professional development opportunities to individuals working in child-serving settings. DCRC is part of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare. www.centerforresilientchildren.org

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations, providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912, Devereux operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. The organization’s unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement.

With nearly 6,500 employees working in programs across the country, Devereux is a trusted partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and foster care. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. www.devereux.org


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