by Paul Dworkin, M.D.
Founder, Help Me Grow; Executive Vice-President, Community Child Health Director, Office for Community Child Health, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Mar 26, 2013
Informing the National Discourse
On March 5, 2013, Joanna Bogin and I had the honor of representing the Help Me Grow National Center when federal officials came together with community leaders in Washington, D.C., at a meeting hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
The focus of the meeting, titled “Community-Based Assessment, Services and Supports for Young Children,” on community pathways for early identification, referral, and linkage to developmental services and supports for young children led to a lively, productive discussion. While we look Read More >>
May 13, 2013
Finding Inspiration at the 2013 Help Me Grow National Forum
Against a backdrop of majestic mountains and big blue skies, Help Me Grow leaders from all 18 HMG affiliate states gathered in Provo, Utah, in early April with the HMG National team for three days of networking, learning, and planning — and inspiration.
The 2013 National Forum kicked off on Wednesday, April 10, with a welcome dinner and team introductions. The next day, Thursday, April 11, participants met over breakfast and — appropriately for professionals working on behalf of children — colorful building blocks.
“For this activity,” says HMG Utah on its blog, “we played a little game of Jenga, stacking blocks and answering the questions taped to them.” Each table received questions related to different topics, including Family & Community Outreach, Physician Outreach, Collecting & Using Data, and Marketing & Social Media... Read More
April 30, 2013
HMG Orange County Holds Art Auction
On March 13, 2013, Help Me Grow Orange County brought together friends, families and colleagues to increase awareness of Help Me Grow while raising funds for ongoing operations at the first annual "Art of Giving" art and silent auction in Santa Ana, California.
Local artists shared their artwork and over 20 local businesses provided donations for the silent auction items, all contributing to the success of this event. In addition, the children’s artwork provided by 10 different locations was inspiring and reminded us all of the importance of art in the lives of young children and families.
HMG OC thanks all of those who supported our inaugural fundraiser “The Art of Helping” Children’s Art Auction. Room & Board at South Coast Village provided an idyllic venue for the artwork and silent auction items displayed for auction and purchase... Read more