"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 Neonatal Behavioral Assessment S... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment S... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – Mar 6 @ 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[...]
8:00 am Touchpoints Community Level Trai... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Touchpoints Community Level Trai... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm
Monday, March 16, 2015- Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM   We offer the Touchpoints Community Level Training program for teams in communities[...]
1:00 pm Webinar: The Role of Organizatio... @ Webinar
Webinar: The Role of Organizatio... @ Webinar
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In this webinar we will explore and identify how organizational culture and practices determine how services are actually delivered, and how these must be assessed and aligned with effective relationship based practices to be successful[...]

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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.