Founded in 1996, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center® offers innovative, strength-based interventions and practices to equip and engage families, caregivers, and practitioners to successfully support all domains of children’s development essential to successful early learning and lifelong success.
In the early nineties, internationally recognized pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton, MD and a team of colleagues developed Brazelton Touchpoints®, a set of values, principles and practices for professionals committed to creating strong partnerships with families of young children. The approach is supported by an extensive body of evidence, research and evaluation including the research and practice of Dr. Brazelton and his colleagues. For over 60 years, Dr. Brazelton has served and listened to the concerns of over 25,000 parents and children.
Since its founding, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center® has brought Touchpoints principles and strategies to over 130 communities, in 32 states, the District of Columbia, and 8 American Indian Tribes. BTC has also worked with organizations, systems of care, institutions of higher learning, pediatric residency programs, schools of nursing, schools of education, and numerous early childhood education quality improvement programs. Brazelton Touchpoints has been embraced by tens of thousands of providers in early care and education, health care and early intervention, reaching more than one million families across the country.
We believe that the health and prosperity of a community can best be measured by its commitment to create an environment in which all children have the opportunity to thrive, regardless of socioeconomic, family or cultural differences.
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