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Introducing… our newest team member Rose Marie Paul, HMG-LI Bilingual Family Resource Specialist

Rose Marie Paul joins Docs for Tots as a Bilingual Family Resource Specialist for Help Me Grow — Long Island. She received her Bachelor of Science from Queens College in 2017, where she studied Psychology. In her previous position, Rose …
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Docs for Tots Becomes a Think Babies National Campaign Partner

ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies campaign is designed to bring national attention to what babies and families need to thrive, including quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong physical health …
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The Allied Foundation’s Long Island Diaper Bank – A Community Partner Meeting a Crucial Need

by Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots Director of Programs When Docs for Tots launched Help Me Grow – Long Island (HMG-LI) in 2018, we were trying to meet an identified need: families need help in supporting their child’s development. We …
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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 about how Docs for Tots supports screening in pediatric practices, and connects families to resources on …
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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 into a learning collaborative aiming to implement ACEs screening into practice. We are excited to present …
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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 Me Grow-Long Island (HMG-LI). HMG-LI helps families with young children achieve optimal growth in all domains …
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Help Me Grow – Long Island Breakfast Briefing a Success Despite Impending Snow

Docs for Tots co-hosted the first ever Breakfast Briefing for Help Me Grow – Long Island on Thursday, November 15th. The goal of the briefing was to introduce Help Me Grow – Long Island to community partners and hear from …
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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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Docs for Tots 15th Anniversary Celebration

We want to thank our participants, donors, and supporters for making our 15th anniversary celebration a success. Because of donors like you, we are able to advance our vision of a healthy and successful society where all families have the …
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Liz Moore and the Rauch Foundation Write Brief About Docs for Tots’ Work.

We wanted to share with all of you a brief that was written by Liz Moore for the Rauch Foundation. “Minding the Gaps. How One Doctor-Led Nonprofit is Strengthening The Safety Net For Long Island Children” highlights our achievements across …
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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