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The DECA-C is a standardized, norm-referenced behavior rating scale that evaluates behaviors related to social and emotional resilience and concerns in preschool children ages 2 through 5. It is designed to support early intervention efforts to reduce or eliminate significant emotional and behavioral concerns in preschool children. The DECA-C can be used to (1) guide interventions, (2) identify children needing special services, (3) assess outcomes, and (4) help programs meet IDEA, Head Start, and similar requirements. This webinar will focus on using the DECA-C as part of the DECA Program as well as its use as a stand alone tool.
webinar is designed to help participants:
Explore concepts related to resilience and social-emotional health
Review the DECA-C definition, uses and psychometrics
Identify the DECA-C scales and related items
Information covered in Session #2:
Review a 5 Step Approach to using the DECA-C in a comprehensive system
Understand how to interpret DECA-C results
Be able to develop strength-based plans for children, teachers, caregivers and
Review how to check progress and adjust plans
Level-B User Requirements:
Participants need to meet qualifications of a Level-B user in order to purchase and use the DECA-C. If a participant does not meet this criteria, they can attend this webinar and complete a competency assessment with 90% accuracy in order to qualify to use the DECA-C. Please click on the following link -- Level B User Qualifications -- for more information on Level-B user qualifications.
Devereux has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Devereux is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a pre-approved provider of continuing education courses and programs for social workers and clinical social workers in Pennsylvania under 049 Pa. § Code 47.36. Social workers attending the entire program and completing the program evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Participants from other states are encouraged to talk with their state board to determine if this event meets requirements for continuing education credit for social workers.
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