Dr. Lieser Addresses Crisis & Building Resilience in Early Childhood Settings at the Just In Time Conference!
Dr. Dina Lieser, MD and Co-Director of Docs for Tots was among the panelists at the Just in Time: Building Bright Futures for Children Dealing with Crisis Conference on November 12th, presented by Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn and the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics District II. Dr. Lieser highlighted the importance of primary care and how primary care has unparalleled access to our young children and families. Utilizing this access is key to promoting early learning and safe, nurturing relationships.
The Panel was facilitated by Ms. Nancy Kolben, Executive Director of Center for Children’s Initiatives. Among the panelists were Evelyn Blank, LCSW of New York Center for Child Development, Hallie Gadon, LCSW of Northside Center, and Dr. Lieser. The panel described the current partnership between child care and children’s mental health, pediatrics and community organizations. The discussion highlighted several models of health and mental health services in the child care setting. Dr. Lieser discussed the opportunities for screening, assessing, and treatment for mental and physical health for children in child care and early learning settings.
Docs for Tots plays an important role in helping primary care providers support childhood development!
Photo of Dr. Lieser (right) and Melissa Passarelli, Project Director for Docs for Tots (left)