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Post-Inauguration Thoughts: Circle the Wagons or Stay the Course?

In a recent Advancing Kids blog post, Help Me Grow National Center founding director Paul Dworkin, M.D., considersthe challenges ahead for early childhood system-builders, providers, and advocates — and how we can best respond.

Dr. Dworkin writes, “We must be vigilant in protesting devastating cutbacks that will do harm to children and families. However, I also believe that we must pledge to best continue our forward movement, going beyond the role of vocal oppo...

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Forum 2017: Where Affiliates Connect

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Help Me Grow Replication Is A Nonpartisan Issue

The mission of Help Me Grow does not fall exclusively within either the liberal or conservative mainstream. Political beliefs can’t predict whether states and their leadership and policymakers will support early childhood system-building and early detection of vulnerable children at risk for adverse developmental and behavioral outcomes.Instead, we have found that when states, leaders, and communities share a strong commitment to the strength of families, then they are more likely to devote resources to supporting early childho...

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Standardized developmental screening

The study is the largest to date to confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of standardized developmental screening in urban primary care settings. Three key findings from the study include standardized developmental screening is feasible in a busy, urban primary care practice; standardized developmental screening is effective in identifying developmental delay; standardized developmental screening is not sufficient to ensure children’s receipt of needed services.The study is the largest to date to confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of standardized developmental screening in urban primary care settings. Three key findings from the study include standardized developmental screening is feasible in a busy, urban primary care practice; standardized developmental screening is eff...

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PolicyLab Releases Data from Translating Evidence

The study is the largest to date to confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of standardized developmental screening in urban primary care settings. Three key findings from the study include standardized developmental screening is feasible in a busy, urban primary care practice; standardized developmental screening is effective in identifying developmental delay; standardized developmental screening is not sufficient to ensure children’s receipt of needed services. The study is the largest to date to confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of standardized developmental screening in urban primary care settings. Three key findings from the study include standardized developmental screening is feasible in a busy, urban primary care practice; standardized dev...

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