Over the course of the ACEs Screening Learning Collaborative, Docs for Tots implemented universal ACEs screening in three sites in partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness – a private practice, a federally qualified health center, and a large academic institution. There is a plan to expand to the remaining Long Island Federally Qualified Health System in Nassau County, including three school-based centers, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center affiliated with NYU.
Community Spotlight Interview Series Docs for Tots interviewed physicians, mental health providers, and community partners about their work with ACEs Feride Castillo, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island Dr. Richard Honigman, Central Nassau Pediatrics
ACEs Connection Community We created an ACEs Connection Community intended to be an online platform for child health providers, child care providers, mental health professionals, and community-based organizations to come together to promote a more trauma-informed community on Long Island.
Highlights of Statewide Advocacy Efforts by Docs for Tots Critical decisions and allocations are made in Albany that affect our ability to change systems . . . Read More
Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.
Docs for Tots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization led by pediatricians to promote practices, policies, and investments that will enable young children to thrive. Docs for Tots creates linkages between doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders to ensure that children grow up healthy. As doctors, we are action-oriented and deeply committed to improving the lives of young children and their families.