Devereux Assessments (DECA, DESSA)

Everyone faces adversity at some point in life and the Devereux Center for Resilience develops high quality, research-based tools and strategies to promote protective factors like self-regulation, initiative, and attachment in children and the adults who support them. The DECA programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers strengthen resilience through assessment and planning.  The DESSA measures the social and emotional learning of students in grades K-8.   

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DECA Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers - DECA-I/T - Kit
DECA Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers - DECA-I/T - Kit
Item: 16139
Status: In Stock
$229.95
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers is a premier tool for assessing protective factors and screening for potential risks in the social and emotional development of very young children. It includes 50 record forms (20 Infant and 30 Toddler), Strategies Guide, User Guide, Set of 5 reproducible Parent Teacher Masters, 20 Parent Strategy Guides (For Now & Forever), 3 Adult Resilience Journals (Building Your Bounce) and Forms CD. This assessment is standardized, norm-referenced,… More »
DECA-I/T Infant Record Forms
DECA-I/T Infant Record Forms
Item: 13844P
Status: In Stock
$19.95
For use with DECA-IT kit for children ages 1 month up to 18 months. Available in English or Spanish. Set of 20.
DECA-I/T Toddler Record Forms
DECA-I/T Toddler Record Forms
Item: 13845P
Status: In Stock
$29.95
For use with DECA-IT kit for children ages 18 months up to 36 months. Set of 30.
DECA-I/T User's Guide
DECA-I/T User's Guide
Item: 13846
Status: In Stock
$39.95
User's Guide for the DECA-IT kit.
DECA-I/T Strategies Guide
DECA-I/T Strategies Guide
Item: 16138
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This guide provides research-based, simple, easy to use social and emotional strategies for the home and child care setting. Included are reproducible forms and checklists to help programs reflect on overall social and emotional quality of early care and education settings.
DECA-I/T Parent/Teacher Profile Masters - Set of 5
DECA-I/T Parent/Teacher Profile Masters - Set of 5
Item: 14016
Status: In Stock
$12.95
For use with DECA-IT kit. Includes 4 infant and 1 toddler parent/teacher profile masters.
Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You - 2nd Edition
Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You - 2nd Edition
Item: 29023
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Uncover simple strategies that will help you bounce back from life?s ups and downs! The book contains a 23-item reflective checklist designed to help you gain valuable insights about your personal strengths. As you reflect on your strengths, the journal will help you establish goals and uncover strategies that will strengthen your relationships, increase initiative, support internal beliefs, and maintain self-control. In today?s world, we all face risk. Spend time offsetting that risk by reflecting… More »
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever (Infant/Toddler) - Set of 20
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever (Infant/Toddler) - Set of 20
Item: 28684P
Status: In Stock
$32.95
"Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers", Second Edition supports families in understanding what social and emotional health of infants and toddlers is, how to recognize key behaviors, and how to support children's social/emotional health in the home setting in simple ways every day. Set of 20. Available in English and Spanish.
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Preschool Program, 2nd Edition (DECA-P2)
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Preschool Program, 2nd Edition (DECA-P2)
Item: 29026
Status: In Stock
$229.95
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Preschool Program, 2nd Edition, is a strength-based assessment and planning system designed to promote resilience in children ages 3 through 5. The kit includes the nationally standardized, strength-based assessment (DECA-P2), along with strategy guides for early childhood educators and families. The DECA-P2 Preschool Program kit includes: DECA-P2 Record Forms (set of 40); DECA-P2 User?s Guide and Technical Manual; Promoting Resilience in Preschoolers:… More »
DECA-P2 Record Forms
DECA-P2 Record Forms
Item: 29025P
Status: In Stock
$39.95
The DECA-P2 Record Forms are strength-based, nationally standardized, reliable, valid, and easy-to-use! These sets includes 40 assessment forms and a pad of 40 individual child profile forms. Sets available in English or Spanish.
DECA-P2 User's Guide and Technical Manual
DECA-P2 User's Guide and Technical Manual
Item: 29022
Status: In Stock
$49.95
This guide provides early childhood professionals with the directions they need to use and interpret results of the DECA-P2. The manual also provides research information related to the development and standardization of the DECA-P2, including information about the instrument's reliability and validity.
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever (Preschool), 2nd Edition - Set of 20
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever (Preschool), 2nd Edition - Set of 20
Item: 26173P
Status: In Stock
$32.95
These guides offer families simple strategies to support young children?s healthy social and emotional development. Filled with suggestions of everyday activities that families can enjoy together and promote three key protective factors: initiative, self-regulation, and attachment/relationships. Booklets (40 pages) are available in English or Spanish in sets of 20. Copyright 2013.
DESSA Kit
DESSA Kit
Item: 27951
Status: In Stock
$120.00
Grades K - 8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a behavior rating scale completed by parents, teachers, and after school staff, which assesses skills related to social-emotional competence, resilience, and academic success. The DESSA kit includes the manual, norms reference card, and 25 hand-scorable paper record forms in a vinyl portfolio. The DESSA Scoring Assistant program provides on-line administration, scoring, and interpretation. A classroom/group profile, which identifies… More »
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Clinical - DECA-C - Kit
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Clinical - DECA-C - Kit
Item: 98817
Status: In Stock
$149.95
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 is a 62-item scale that can be completed by either teachers or parents in about 15 minutes. The DECA-C contains all of the strength-based resilience items and scales found on the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers,… More »
FLIP IT!® Transforming Challenging Behavior - Paperback
FLIP IT!® Transforming Challenging Behavior - Paperback
Item: 22603
Status: In Stock
$14.95
This resource outlines a four-step, supportive strategy to transform challenging behavior by helping children learn about their feelings and gain self-control. Paperback. 88 pages.
Facing the Challenge DVDs
Facing the Challenge DVDs
Item: 14069P
Status: In Stock
$88.95
These instructional, interactive DVDs provide teachers with strategies for working with preschool children who display challenging behaviors. In addition to rich video footage, each DVD comes with a comprehensive facilitator?s guide filled with activities and guidance for using the videos for staff professional development. Disc One covers: What is Challenging Behavior?; Developmentally Appropriate Behavior; Why Do Kids Misbehave?; Parents as Partners; Skill Development Study #1. Disc Two covers:… More »
Classroom Moments: Video Clips
Classroom Moments: Video Clips
Item: 14072
Status: In Stock
$88.95
This DVD is an instructional, interactive DVD developed by Devereux. It includes 28 video clips from actual early childhood classrooms in these six categories: Prevention in Action, Positive Guidance in Action, Learning Opportunities, Developing Observation Skills, Case Study Pre-Intervention, and Case Study Intervention. Training guide is downloadable and printable directly from the DVD.
e-DECA Assessment & Planning System 2.0
e-DECA Assessment & Planning System 2.0
Item: 16701P
Status: In Stock
$1.00 - $299.95
E-DECA is the web-based application in which all Devereux Early Childhood Assessments can be entered online by both teachers and parents. The e-DECA completes all scoring, generates reports, suggests research-based strategies for both school and home settings, and stores your data in a secure database. Select to receive research-based strategies that support the Conscious Discipline methodology OR that align with the Head Start Learning Outcomes Framework. Features: score record forms quickly and… More »
DESSA Norms Reference Card
DESSA Norms Reference Card
Item: 16143
Status: In Stock
$7.00
The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a 72-item, standardized,norm-referenced behavior rating scale that assesses the social-emotional competencies that serve as protective factors for children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Standard scores can be used to calibrate each child?s competence in each of the eight dimensions and guide school/program-wide, classwide, and individual strategies to promote those competencies. Nationally normed on 2,500 children, the DESSA continues… More »
DESSA-SSE Record Forms
DESSA-SSE Record Forms
Item: 20398
Status: In Stock
$27.00
The DESSA-SSE (Second Step Edition) is a 36 item assessment based off of the full DESSA and ties in with the Second Step Curriculum for K-5. It can be used as a pre and post measure. Set of 25 paper record forms.
DESSA-mini Kit
DESSA-mini Kit
Item: 27952
Status: In Stock
$110.00
Grades K-8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Mini (DESSA-mini) is a series of four, equivalent, 8-item behavior rating scales accompanied by an innovative Ongoing Progress Monitoring Form. The DESSA-mini can be used to screen for and monitor progress in the acquisition of social-emotional competencies. The DESSA-mini can be completed by teachers or staff at schools and child-serving agencies, including after-school, social service, and mental health programs. Includes: DESSA-mini manual;… More »
DESSA Record Forms - Set of 25
DESSA Record Forms - Set of 25
Item: 27955
Status: In Stock
$42.00
Grades K-8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a behavior rating scale that assesses skills related to social-emotional competence, resilience, and academic success. It is designed to be completed by parents, teachers, and after school staff. The DESSA Record Forms are hand-scorable. One set contains 25 paper record forms.
DESSA-mini Forms
DESSA-mini Forms
Item: 27956P
Status: In Stock
$9.00
The Devereux Students Strengths Assessment-Mini (DESSA-mini) is a series of four, equivalent, 8-item behavior rating scales. Each scale is designed to be used alone as a baseline needs assessment or as part of a universal system that supports screening, progress monitoring, intervention planning and outcome evaluation across the social-emotional competencies. Each pack includes 25 paper record forms.
DESSA-mini Progress Monitoring Form
DESSA-mini Progress Monitoring Form
Item: 27960
Status: In Stock
$9.00
Pad of (25) 8-item form.