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Karen B. Cairone, M.Ed. is 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-author and co-producer of the Facing the Challenge 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 nation's largest nonprofit educational and behavioral health care organization. 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 nation. In 2009, the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) was created to advance Devereux's commitment to primary prevention and promotion of resilience of all children. The DCRC encompasses the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative (DECI) as well as the emerging focus on school-age children.