May-June, 2013


Are you someone's buddy? Be a 

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 for someone else.







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"Children need the freedom and time to play.  Play is not a

luxury. Play is a necessity."


~Kay Redfield Jamison



In this edition, you will find...


What's New at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC)?  Learn about our newly revised preschool assessment and strategies guide; Visit our new You Tube Channel with many archived webinars and other videos on our mission and resources; See us at the Professional Development NAEYC Conference; Learn about new e-DECA 2.0 (electronic assessment) happenings; and more!

New happenings here... 


Devereux Scales Go International!  We're now on every continent, except Antarctica that is! 

Read our exciting news here... 


Preservice and Professional Development Opportunities  Planning your preservice or inservice trainings for summer or even the next school year?  We have a variety of topics from Adult Resilience to Challenging Behaviors to Social and Emotional Activities and Strategies. 

Find all topics here... 


Building Your Bounce: Got Hobbies?  National trainer and author, Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, shares her new hobby that helped her through her busy first year of marriage, while also finishing her doctorate.  Oh, and she has a full time job with DCRC too!

Read about how she Builds her Bounce here... 


Useful Resources on Resilience and Mental Health  Some of our favorites recently posted on our Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) Facebook Page and on Twitter @BuildURBounce. 

See a sample of recent resources here... 


FREE Informational Webinar on Building Your Bounce  Take the time to attend this webinar for YOU.  Encourage staff and families to take the time to attend.  It is only 1 hour, and it will allow you to reflect, get motivated, and remember to take care of YOU!

All webinars listed here...  


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Karen B. Cairone, DCRC National Newsletter Editor 


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