Sandra R. Wolkoff, is the former Director of the Marks Family Right from the Start 0-3+ Center, the early childhood mental health site of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. Ms. Wolkoff also developed the Training and Consultation Services at the Center that included curricula for frontline professionals, educators and clinicians working with young children and their families. She is editor of “Raising Young Children Well: Insights and Ideas for Parents and Teachers”. Ms. Wolkoff developed a model of mental health consultation for Head Start centers that was reviewed as one the best models of practice in the country.
Ms. Wolkoff currently supervises the Diane Goldberg Maternal Depression Program and has worked with the Nassau County Perinatal Coalition, Postpartum Resource Center of New York, and the National Parent-Child Home Program, among others, to provide training on the recognition and the treatment of postpartum depression. She is currently chair of the Perinatal Mood Best Practices Task Force of Nassau County.
Ms. Wolkoff has presented to professionals throughout the country on risk factors in child development, social group work issues in the workplace and the recognition of the impact of perinatal mood disorders on families. Ms. Wolkoff has also presented Grand Rounds at metropolitan area hospitals and was chosen as one of the 50 Most Influential Women of Long Island by Long Island Business News.
Ms. Wolkoff has had a regular column in the former Long Island Parents and Children, hosted a parenting show on Cablevision, “Ages and Stages”, and has had her work published in professional journals, magazines and newspapers. In addition, Ms. Wolkoff was a 2007-2009 Fellow in the Leaders of the 21st Century Fellowship with Zero To Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and their Parents in Washington, DC.
Ms. Wolkoff received her BA from CCNY and her Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Social Work at Adelphi University.