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Finding Help for Kids 0-5 and Their Families

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Pediatricians have incorporated developmental screening into their well child visits, but are often confused about the next steps. This Chapter Chat will address the various options we have for getting help for our patients and their families when developmental, behavioral or family concerns are detected. Please join us.






Larene Paré (Moderator) – Program Manager, Medical Home Project, Help Me Grow Alameda County & Government and Community Relations, Stanford Children’s Health

Larene has spent 8 years at SCH training pediatric providers and their staff with developmental screening, TA, and resource information for children with complex medical needs. Larene is a wife and mother of three children, one of whom has a disability and has spent more than 20 years as an advocate on behalf of her daughter and families of children with complex medical needs. She holds a BA in Communications from SFSU and has  held an extensive career in PR and media. Her passions include health and social justice issues, music, dancing, and the great outdoors.



Renee C. Wachtel MD – Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF & Chair, AAPCA1 Committee on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Dr. Wachtel is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. She has worked with the pediatric community to recognize the important role of pediatric providers in the screening of children in their practices for developmental delays and behavioral issues that impact the child and their family. She has worked with many vulnerable and at-risk populations and has many years of experience with community supports for children and their families.




Parent Panel



In collaboration with Medical Home Project (MHP) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.