"When we strengthen families, we ultimately strengthen the community. Our goal is that parents everywhere work with supportive providers, feel confident in their parenting role, and form strong, resilient attachments with their children. To help achieve this, providers must be responsive to parents, knowledgeable about child development, and eager to see every parent succeed."

-T Berry Brazelton, MD

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center was founded in 1996 by T. Berry Brazelton, MD, and colleagues and is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Together with families, providers and communities, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness and serving as a resource for proven practices. The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is also home to the Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.Read More

Our Vision

The vision of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center is that all children grow up to be adults who can cope with adversity, strengthen their communities, constructively participate in civic life, steward our planet’s resources, and nurture the next generation to be prepared to do the same. Read More

A Voice for Babies & Young Children

Dr. Brazelton on the importance of early learning, starting from birth.

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
May 14 @ 9:00 am – May 15 @ 4:30 pm
The Brazelton Institute is a training institute for clinicians and researchers, which provides training on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system.  The NBO is a clinical relationship-building tool[...]
all-day Brazelton Touchpoints Center Tra... @ Boston, MA
Brazelton Touchpoints Center Tra... @ Boston, MA
May 29 – May 30 all-day
Brazelton Touchpoints Center Training Institute: Family Connections Training Program A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is offering a two-day training program as a resource for mental health practitioners, family service[...]
8:30 am Touchpoints Individual Level Tra... @ Boston, MA (venue TBA)
Touchpoints Individual Level Tra... @ Boston, MA (venue TBA)
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – Jun 3 @ 4:30 pm
This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework, systems[...]

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Contribute to Our Work

If you are interested in making a donation to support the work of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, please consider making a contribution to the Brazelton Touchpoints Foundation.