Webinars: Strategies for Using Conscious Discipline with eDECA

Conscious Discipline has teamed with Devereux Center for Resilient Children to offer a system to assess children’s social-emotional health and resilience, monitor progress and customize helpful strategies for growth. The Conscious Discipline and e-DECA Assessment and Planning System allows early childhood professionals and families to screen, assess and promote protective factors associated with resilience and the healthy social-emotional development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.


The comprehensive assessment and planning system supports creating strong attachment, developing self-regulation, building initiative and reducing problematic behaviors by using Conscious Discipline strategies that are integrated within the assessment tool.


This web-based computer application allows for ratings to be entered online, completes all scoring, generates reports and stores the data in a secure database. It provides immediate access to reports, including individual ratings, rater comparisons, pre- and post-comparisons, strategy reports and group profiles. Users can also generate a report that provides aggregate information across an entire program, and can download or export the data.

Webinar Outline

  • 00:35 Welcome by Rudee Abello
  • 01:06 Housekeeping items
  • 03:03 Welcome & introductions by Nefertiti B. Poyner
  • 05:20 Poll: Who is attending the webinar live?
  • 08:15 Overview of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children by Nefertiti B. Poyner
  • 09:30 Overview of Conscious Discipline by Sue Dierks
  • 11:34 Primary goals of the Conscious Discipline and e-DECA Assessment and Planning System
  • 14:15 Resilience model
  • 15:22 Overview of the e-DECA platform, including assessment tools available and protective factors assessed
  • 18:02 Overview of an Individual Profile: What does the report tell you?
  • 20:15 Sample screening of a 2-year-old
  • 28:45 Sample Group Profile Report: What does the report tell you?
  • 30:55 Choosing Conscious Discipline strategies
  • 35:45 Raquel Palacio, Family Services Supervisor for Broward County Public Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, FL shares how her program uses the e-DECA with Conscious Discipline
  • 42:55 Relationship between protective factors and challenging behaviors
  • 44:15 Sue Dierks, Director at Western Egyptian Head Start in Steelville, IL, shares how her program uses the e-DECA with Conscious Discipline to reduce challenging behaviors and connect with parents
  • 50:15 Understanding the mechanics of the web platform

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