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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 – 2020

Final update 8.19.2020Please contact organizations directly for current hours and any service updates. 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 …
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Happy 2nd Birthday to Help Me Grow – Long Island!

It’s been two years since we launched Help Me Grow – Long Island. Just like watching a child grow, it is remarkable how much can change in such a short period of time. And like children our age, we spent …
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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 Help Me Grow – Long Island Highlights

Help Me Grow – Long Island expanded and improved how it served families in 2019. Here are some brief highlights on how we did: 400+ unique families served in 2019 via the Help Me Grow – Long Island Centralized Access …
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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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ACEs Community Spotlight Series: Dr. Richard Honigman, Central Nassau Pediatrics

By Maggie Wayne, Health Liaison For our second community spotlight interview, I spoke with Dr. Richard Honigman, a pediatrician at Central Nassau Pediatrics in Levittown and infant mental health advocate. We discussed the importance of addressing childhood adversity and the …
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ACEs Community Spotlight Series: Feride Castillo, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island

by Maggie Wayne, Docs for Tots Health Liaison For our first Community Spotlight, I interviewed Feride Castillo, Director of Advocacy and co-founder of Empower LI to discuss the incredible work she is doing with trauma-informed care within the criminal justice …
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Learning Collaboratives Prepare Child Care Providers to Offer Developmental and Social Emotional Screens to Children in Their Care

2020 Highlights For the families that use them, child care providers play a major role in children’s lives. A child who attends child care . . .
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Help Me Grow – Long Island 2020 Highlights

2020 in Numbers Expanded Partnerships in 2020 With support from Help Me Grow National, we strengthened our relationship with the Stony Brook Hospital Women, . . .
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Addressing Basic Needs and COVID Challenges

2020 Highlights 2020 has presented challenges for many families with young children worldwide. Docs for Tots has been fortunate to be able to continue . . .
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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