Search Results for: Adverse Childhood Experience

Are We, as Early Childhood Professionals, Asking the Right Questions?

The other day I was asked by a 4-year-old boy: “Have you ever been to prison? My daddy’s been to prison.” Jay and his family live in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Around the time Jay’s 2-year-old brother was born, his …
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Pioneers in Maternal Depression Screening in Pediatric Practices

Maternal depression has become an issue of growing importance and awareness. Two national organizations recently released guidelines that address the same key point: maternal depression has a huge impact on the health and welfare of a growing child. The American …
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Maternal Depression Screenings – 2018 Highlights

Docs for Tot’s Well Moms, Well Tots: Maternal Depression Education, Screening, and Referral project has been addressing a critical issue in the developmental well-being of young children: the missed opportunities to identify and treat maternal depression in the first year …
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Champion Spotlight: Denise Henderson

Our practice champions are the key to making sure screening initiatives are both successful and sustainable. This week, we are highlighting one of our champions, Denise Henderson. Denise works is an RN at the Long Island FQHC’s Roosevelt Family Health …
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Long Island Screenings of the movie Resilience The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Each evening will feature a screening of the film Resilience followed by a panel discussion by experts from across Long Island who are working to address Adverse Childhood Experiences and build resiliency in our communities. Panelists will be announced shortly. The event …
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Medical Educators

Current medical students and residents are training in an unprecedented time of change and opportunity. Knowledge on early brain and child development and the profound influence of early childhood on lifelong health will – and must – alter the practice …
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Elizabeth A. Isakson, MD, FAAP Executive Director liz@docsfortots.org Dr. Isakson is the Executive Director of Docs for Tots. She is a pediatrician and public health practitioner with decades of experience with Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the National Center for Children in …
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The NonProfit Voice! A radio interview with Liz and Melissa

Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, and Executive Director, Liz Isakson, spoke to Allison Brecher of The Nonprofit Voice!   Listen to their interview . . .
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Long Island ACEs Screening Learning Collaborative – 2018 Highlights

This year Docs for Tots, in partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness, was able to bring together four pediatric practices across Long Island . . .
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Help Me Grow – Long Island — 2018 Highlights

Thanks to your support last year, Docs for Tots was able to bring together early childhood professionals from across Long Island to form Help . . .
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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate