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Docs for Tots: Update on COVID-19

Docs for Tots is committed to continue promoting optimal well-being of young children. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are compiling a list of the most updated resources and agency notifications here and on our social media as they …
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COVID-19 Resources and Activities – Spring 2020

updated 3.30.2020 5:00pm Information collected here has been gathered by Help Me Grow- Long Island staff, Leadership Team members, and supporters. We will continue updating as we receive and verify new information. Please email additional resources or updates to info@hmgli.org. …
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Multi-generational Households, Alternative Caregivers, Childcare, and the 2020 Census

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Over the years, the number of multi-generational households has increased. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof. – The …
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2019 ACEs Learning Collaborative Program Highlights

2019 ACEs Highlights 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 …
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2019 State Level Activities

Highlights of Statewide Advocacy Efforts by Docs for Tots Critical decisions and allocations are made in Albany that affect our ability to change systems that benefit children on Long Island, and across New York. In 2019 we participated in activities …
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Learn The Signs, Act Early Program Ambassador

2019 Highlights Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, was named 2019 CDC Act Early Ambassador for New York State. Learn the Signs, Act Early (LTSAE) is a research-based early childhood public health campaign from the Centers for Disease …
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The Value of Community Partnerships

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts. There are so many reasons why community partnerships are effective. I would like to start with an African proverb: “If you …
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Does Speaking Multiple Languages in the Home Affect a Child’s Language/Speech Development?

by Rose Marie Paul, Help Me Grow — Long Island Bilingual Family Resource Specialist Have you found yourself wondering if you are doing a disservice to your child because multiple languages are being spoken in the home? Feel guilty? Anxious? …
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So You’ve Screened for ACEs… Now What?

by Maggie Wayne, Docs for Tots Health Liaison Docs for Tots has partnered with the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) to bring together diverse pediatric offices across Long Island and assist them in implementing universal ACEs screening. CYW, national experts on ACEs, …
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Well Moms, Well Tots Webinar

Check out the webinar featuring Melissa Passarelli, our Director of Programs to learn about our maternal depression screening project. This webinar part of the follow-up after Docs for Tots’ Well Moms, Well Tots Maternal Depression Program was selected for an Innovative Community Solutions Honorable Mention, presented …
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Docs for Tots: Update on COVID-19

Docs for Tots is committed to continue promoting optimal well-being of young children. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are compiling a list . . .
Read More

COVID-19 Resources and Activities – Spring 2020

updated 3.30.2020 5:00pm Information collected here has been gathered by Help Me Grow- Long Island staff, Leadership Team members, and supporters. We will continue . . .
Read More

Multi-generational Households, Alternative Caregivers, Childcare, and the 2020 Census

by Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Over the years, the number of multi-generational households has increased. In 2016, a record 64 million . . .
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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