"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

Oct
13
Mon
8:00 am Touchpoints Community Level Trai... @ Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Touchpoints Community Level Trai... @ Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Monday, October 13, 2014 – Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM   We offer the Touchpoints Community Level Training program for teams in[...]
Oct
16
Thu
all-day Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Boston Children's at Waltham
Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Boston Children's at Waltham
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
This session of Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) training is designed specifically for Early Intervention professionals working with parents and at-risk infants. We are pleased to announce that three Continuing Education Units will be awarded through[...]
Oct
17
Fri
all-day Brazelton Touchpoints Center Fal... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Brazelton Touchpoints Center Fal... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Family Connections Training Program for Touchpoints Trained Providers & Leaders Join us for this exciting professional development opportunity! The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is offering a two-day training program as a resource for Touchpoints trained mental[...]

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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.