Public Event

Early Childhood Convening: Pediatric Parent Engagement


February 28, 2020

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor,  Boston


Please join us for the Boston Foundation’s first Early Childhood convening of 2020! Our discussion will highlight the importance of partnerships between pediatricians and parents/caregivers of young children. More than 90 percent of families—across every demographic group—attend well-child pediatric visits with their new baby. This creates an opportunity to meet families where they are, and to provide them with the information and resources they need to support their child’s healthy development. Integrating supports, including behavioral and mental health services, into regular pediatric visits helps to ensure that children have access to what they need to thrive and counteract the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Stephanie Doyle will share effective practices used by innovative primary care sites, from her recent publication Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: Common Threads to Transform Everyday Practice and Systems. Genevieve Daftary and Michelle Sanchez will then share information about how Codman Square Health Center and Epiphany School collaborate across their respective organizations to promote healthy child development.

Keynote Speakers
Stephanie DoyleSenior Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Genevieve DaftaryPediatrics, Codman Square Health Center
Michelle SanchezPrincipal, Epiphany School

Panel Discussion
Jennifer BronsdonProgram Coordinator, MGH Revere Health Care Center
Genevieve Daftary, M.D.Pediatrics, Codman Square Health Center
Stephanie DoyleSenior Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Brian GoldEarly Childhood Program Officer, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Michelle Sanchez, Ed.D.Principal, Epiphany School
Michael Tang, M.D., MBA, Chief Behavorial Health Officer , The Dimock Center

For additional information, please contact Brian Gold at