2019 Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA - I/T) Training

The Michigan Department of Education is the lead agency for Early On®. It is responsible for the general administration, supervision, and monitoring of early intervention programs and activities within the Early On system. All Early On activities are conducted, however, in conjunction with the Department of Community Health (Public Health and Mental Health Divisions) and the Department of Human Services, through the auspices of the state\'s interagency agreement. Other key players in Early On® include families, hospitals, other health care providers, universities, private service providers, advocacy organizations, parent groups, and community organizations.

Families are involved at every level of Michigan\'s early intervention system. Families play a collaborative role by working together with professionals in all aspects of individualized family service delivery, as well as in program and policy development and implementation.

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Program for Infants and Toddlers (DECA I/T) is strength-based and designed to promote the protective factors central to social and emotional health and resilience in our youngest children. The program offers a systematic approach to understanding, assessing, summarizing and planning to support children s social and emotional growth.

DECA-I/T One Day-Training

In this training participants will:

  • Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting infant and toddler resilience,
  • Learn how to administer, score and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for infants and toddlers.
  • Discuss how these results can be used to support outcome measurement within the Early On system and the Community Mental Health system.
  • Gain experience with planning for individual children s social and emotional health using DECA-I/T program resources.
  • Learn strategies that are developmentally appropriate, fun and easy to do within home and group settings (for example, child care, play groups, etc.) using DECA- I/T program resources.

For currently scheduled training, please see the table below.

Who Can Attend?

Attendees can include Early On staff who 1) complete assessments as a regular part of their job and/or 2) persons that are currently writing IFSPs and/or providing service coordination to families on a regular basis and 3) Early On Coordinators or those who support Early On staff regularly. Attendees can also include CMH staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.).

DECA-I/T Resources


Any questions, please call Julie Helmer at helmerj@michigan.gov.

January 2019

Devereux Infant Toddler (0-3) Assessment Training Webinar: FULL
January 07, 2019
Webinar

In this webinar, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the tools Learn how to effectively administer and interpret the DECA Infant and Toddler results. Use the DECA 0-3 as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to develop social and emotional well-being and to reduce risk in young children If you have any questions contact Mary Mackrain at 248/594-3250 or mackrainm@michigan.gov Webinar Connection: Connec... More

Devereux Clinical (3-5) Training Webinar: FULL
January 17, 2019
Webinar

In this webinar, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the DECA-C Effectively administer and interpret the DECA-C, including analysis and advanced interpretation Use the DECA-C as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children If you have any questions contact Mary Mackrain at 248/594-3250 or mackrainm@michigan.gov Webi... More

March 2019

Devereux Infant Toddler (0-3) Assessment Training Webinar
March 06, 2019
Webinar

In this webinar, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the tools Learn how to effectively administer and interpret the DECA Infant and Toddler results. Use the DECA 0-3 as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to develop social and emotional well-being and to reduce risk in young children If you have any questions contact Mary Mackrain at 248/594-3250 or mackrainm@michigan.gov Webinar Connection: Connec... More

Devereux Clinical (3-5) Training Webinar
March 11, 2019
Webinar

In this webinar, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the DECA-C Effectively administer and interpret the DECA-C, including analysis and advanced interpretation Use the DECA-C as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children If you have any questions contact Mary Mackrain at 248/594-3250 or mackrainm@michigan.gov Webi... More

May 2019

Devereux Infant Toddler (0-3) Assessment Training Webinar
May 06, 2019
Webinar

In this webinar, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the tools Learn how to effectively administer and interpret the DECA Infant and Toddler results. Use the DECA 0-3 as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to develop social and emotional well-being and to reduce risk in young children If you have any questions contact Mary Mackrain at 248/594-3250 or mackrainm@michigan.gov Webinar Connection: Connec... More

Devereux Clinical (3-5) Training Webinar
May 20, 2019
Webinar

In this webinar, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the DECA-C Effectively administer and interpret the DECA-C, including analysis and advanced interpretation Use the DECA-C as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children If you have any questions contact Mary Mackrain at 248/594-3250 or mackrainm@michigan.gov Webi... More

Early On & CMH Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA I/T) Training
May 20, 2019
Wexford-Missaukee ISD - General Education Building, Cadillac

Lunch will NOT be served.                 The DECA Infant Toddler Program is a strength-based assessment and planning system for children ages 4 weeks up to 36 months. Based on resilience theory, this comprehensive system is made up of a 5-step approach designed to support early childhood teachers, mental health professionals, home visitors and families in their goal of helping children develop healthy social/emotional skills and reduc... More

September 2019

Early On & CMH Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA I/T) Training
September 16, 2019
Washtenaw ISD, Ann Arbor

Lunch will NOT be served.                 The DECA Infant Toddler Program is a strength-based assessment and planning system for children ages 4 weeks up to 36 months. Based on resilience theory, this comprehensive system is made up of a 5-step approach designed to support early childhood teachers, mental health professionals, home visitors and families in their goal of helping children develop healthy social/emotional skills and reduc... More