Karen B. Cairone, M.Ed. is a Special Projects/Trainer for the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative (DECI), where she is responsible for resource development, serves as editor of the national newsletter, and works on various other special projects for DECI. She is the co-writer and co-producer of the Facing the challenges DVDs, Classroom moments DVD and accompanying training, and the co-author of For now and forever: A family guide for the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers.
Devereux is the US’s largest non-profit educational and behavioural health care organisation. With a focus on promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development and resilience, to date the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative (DECI) has helped more than 3 million children across the US. In 2009, the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) was created to advance Deveruex’s commitment to primary prevention and promotion of resilience of all children.