Devereux Center for Resilient Children

Social and emotional health is important for children and adults. It helps us get along with others, focus, follow directions, share, solve problems, and care about how people feel.

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) develops research-supported, strength-based resources to support professionals and families in their efforts to enhance children's social and emotional well-being and prevent or reduce challenging behaviors. They value the strengths, happiness, and resilience of all children and promote the well-being of the adults who parent, nurture, and educate children. The DCRC approach, which uses data to inform decisions and track progress, involves families and providers working together as a team to provide consistent, nurturing and developmentally appropriate care. And it results in positive outcomes for children!

Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)

e-DECA Assessment & Planning System 2.0

This web-based application makes it easy to accurately gather, score, and interpret data from the nationally standardized, reliable and valid Devereux Early Childhood Assessments. It provides rich information about children's within-child protective factors related to their behavior and social and emotional health. These types of behaviors are observed over time by adults who play a significant role in supporting the child's development and learning.

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DECA Program for Preschoolers, 2nd Edition

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers, 2nd Edition (DECA-P2) is a nationally standardized, strength-based measure of within-child protective factors. Designed to be completed by adults who play a significant role in supporting the development and learning of children ages 3 through 5, it provides reliable and valid data to promote young children's social and emotional development. Research-based resources for early educators and strategies for families ensure that screening and assessment data is incorporated into planning efforts for home and care settings to strengthen children's resilience.

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DECA Program for Infants and Toddlers

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA-I/T) is a nationally standardized, strength-based measure of within-child protective factors. Designed to be completed by adults who play a significant role in supporting the development and learning of children ages 4 weeks through 36 months, it provides reliable and valid data to promote very young children's social and emotional development. Research-based resources for early educators and strategies for families ensure that screening and assessment data is incorporated into planning efforts for home and care settings to strengthen children's resilience.

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DECA Clinical Form

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Clinical Form (DECA-C) is designed to be used by early childhood mental health consultants and other mental health professionals with select children, ages 2 through 5, who are already showing significant behavioral concerns. The DECA-C contains all of the strength-based resilience items and scales found on the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers, 2nd Edition (DECA-P2), but also assesses social and emotional concerns, including: aggression, attention problems, emotional control problems, and withdrawal/depression.

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Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA)

DESSA

The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a standardized, strength-based measure of the social-emotional competencies that serve as protective factors for children in Kindergarten through the 8th grade. Grounded in resilience theory, the DESSA provides user-friendly, practical tools that meet the highest professional standards. With the DESSA, parents/guardians, teachers and staff at schools and child-serving agencies, including after school, social service, and mental health programs, can assess social-emotional skills related to school and life success.

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DESSA-mini

A short form of the DESSA, the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Mini (DESSA-mini) can be used as a universal screener for social-emotional competence. Four equivalent forms allow for repeated measurement and make the DESSA-mini ideally suited for use in a response to invention (RTI) framework addressing social-emotional competence.

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