Kicked Out of Kindergarten
April 2, 2009
Why Early Childhood Development?
Healthy early childhood development is influenced by early detection of behavioral and emotional issues; recent studies have demonstrated the growing importance of creating continuity and collaboration in early systems of pediatric and mental health care.
His personal and professional experience has taught him the importance of consumer and family involvement, building local community-based services and supports, and focusing on prevention and early intervention. Charlie has lived in Vermont for the past 30 years and is married with four children.
His vision led to the creation of Help Me Grow, a statewide initiative to promote the early detection of children with developmental and behavioral problems. Dr. Dworkin has authored more than 130 journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the fields of developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. His interests are at the interface among child development, child health services, and child health policy and his research has focused on the value of developmentally-oriented anticipated guidance, the role of developmental surveillance and screening in the early detection of at-risk children, and the value of care coordination in the linkage of children and families to programs and services. Dr. Dworkin's honors include teaching awards, visiting professorships, and named lectureships.