Trainer’s Day and Brazelton Day at WAIMH World Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland

When:
June 12, 2014 – June 13, 2014 all-day
Where:
Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK

The 14th World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) World Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Congress will take place June 14-18, 2014.

Prior to the Congress, on June 12 will be an International NBAS/NBO Trainers Day; this event is open to all NBAS and NBO trainers from around the world. For further information, please contact natasha.antoniak@childrens.harvard.edu or kevin.nugent@childrens.harvard.edu.

On June 13, all NBO and NBAS trainees, and anyone else interested in these approaches, are invited to join us for Brazelton Day. This one day, pre-congress program entitled Understanding the Baby and Supporting Parents Using the NBO and the NBAS: International Perspectives is devoted to an exploration of the uses of the NBO and NBAS by participants from a range of clinical and research settings from around the world. All participants will be invited to exchange their ideas and clinical and research experiences with colleagues in poster presentations, round-table discussions, and oral presentations.

For more information on Brazelton Day and the NBAS/NBO Trainers Day, visit the Brazelton Institute website.

For more information on the 14th WAIMH World Congress, visit the World Association for Infant Mental Health website.

 

Free Webinar! Power Up Story Time by TALKING: Reading with Toddlers and Preschoolers in Small Groups

When:
March 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From babyhood through school age, books play important roles in children’s lives. They support language and concept development, provide information and entertainment, deepen adult-child relationships, support creativity and the arts, foster social-emotional growth and the development of resiliency, and prime children for later school and life success.

For a young child, a book can be a familiar friend — or a door to an exciting new world. But all of these potentials can only be realized when we choose books well, share them in small groups or individually, and use them as springboards for enriching conversations.

Presenters:

Betty Bardige, Author, A Wealth of Words and Chair, Brazelton Touchpoints Foundation

Date: March 19, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

In this webinar, given jointly by a developmental psychologist and a children’s librarian, participants will explore:

• What children at different ages (from 6 months to 3 or 4 years) do with books.

• What books children like at different ages and why.

• How to generate interest and engagement with different kinds of books.

• Using books as conversation starters and conversation extenders.

• Sharing books in multi-aged groups.

• Supporting teachers to create and make the most of book-sharing opportunities, at circle time and beyond.

• Engaging families to build their children’s love of books and a shared “culture of reading”.

Read more and register at Early Childhood Investigations.

Special Session! Pre-Conference Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Training

When:
May 1, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where:
Marriott Courtyard Downtown, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, USA

This year, we are offering a one-day pre-conference training opportunity at a special discount for Brazelton Touchpoints National Forum attendees:  Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO).

 

The NBO is a clinical relationship-building tool, designed for pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, early intervention providers, home visitors and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language. Watch the NBO in action and you’ll witness the moment a parent and a baby fall in love.

 

In conjunction with the 17th Annual Brazelton Touchpoints National Forum, the NBO is available at a special price of $150 for Forum attendees, which will cover the cost of the book, kit, and food for the daylong training.

   

This session is currently full, and registration has closed.

 

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Pricing:

2014 Forum participants: $150

Pre-Conference NBO only: $325

 

Touchpoints Early Care and Education Training Program

When:
November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am – November 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Where:
Boston Children's Hospital Garden Conference Room, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

The Brazelton Touchpoints in Early Care and Education Initiative offers a two-day professional development opportunity designed to prepare professionals in the field of early child care and education to incorporate the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their shared care giving with parents within their early childhood setting.

Objectives

The Touchpoints Early Care and Education Training Program will:

  • Present the Touchpoints theoretical framework. The focus will be the Touchpoints developmental and relational frameworks, particularly the elements of parent-child-provider relationships in the first six years of a child’s life.
  • Illustrate particular Touchpoints practices through presentations, videotaped encounters, parent quotes, case vignettes and interactive exercises.
  • Discuss how the Touchpoints approach can be used to benefit the child, the parents and the educator (e.g., how early childhood educators can use the Touchpoints Approach to help parents deepen their understanding of a child’s behavior and establish a more successful system of relationships for all involved).

Touchpoints in Early Care and Education represents a paradigm shift away from the idea of a child attending childcare, and towards the goal of child care providers joining and supporting every family’s system of care around their child. The Touchpoints approach assists in the creation of these shared care giving partnerships.

Please click here to register!

March Brazelton Learning Network Reflective Case Conference Call – Members Only

When:
March 10, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Have you experienced moments of frustration in forming partnerships with families and embracing the role those partnerships play in your work with young children and their families? Are you struggling with a particular situation? Join your Touchpoints colleagues in a rich and lively discussion about how we can use a shared understanding of what is working and what isn’t working to determine what to do next. We will challenge ourselves to value passion where we find it, even when that is difficult.  Please come with your compelling dilemmas for all to discuss.

Monday, March 10, 2014
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Register now!

Brazelton Learning Network members only; assumes participants have completed Touchpoints training

 Please join Ann Stadtler, DNP, RN, CNP, director of Touchpoints site development and training, for an interactive discussion of the various ways that participants have used Touchpoints to address challenges in forming partnerships with families.

This opportunity is offered FREE to Brazelton Learning Network members. Become a member today!

Free Webinar with Joshua Sparrow, MD, Offered by Early Childhood Investigations

When:
February 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

Early Childhood Investigations is offering a free webinar on Wednesday. February 19, 2014, hosted by Joshua Sparrow, MD, Director of Strategy, Planning, & Program Development, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Join this webinar to learn how to enhance your program’s efforts to empower both families and teachers to promote children’s health, education, and well-being.

For more information, and to register, please visit the Early Childhood Investigations website.

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Level II Enrichment Training

When:
August 6, 2014 @ 8:00 am – August 7, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Where:
Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street Suite 320, Boston, MA 02215, USA

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 used by pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, physician and occupational therapists, social workers, early intervention providers, home visitors, and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language and promote a positive relationship between parent and child from the very beginning.  The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It used by researchers to study the effects of wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, caesarian section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

This training is open to all previously trained NBO practitioners.

August 6, 2014  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
August 7, 2014  8:00 Am to 4:30 PM

For further information and how to register, please visit:  www.brazelton-institute.com.

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Training

When:
February 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am – February 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Where:
Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street #320, Boston, MA 02215, USA

We are pleased to announce that three Continuing Education Units will be awarded through the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Continuing and Professional Education on completion of the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) training program.

All trainees who sign up for the NBO training program are eligible to apply for continuing education credit, which will be awarded upon completion of the program. All trainees also receive a certificate of completion, issued by the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital and signed by faculty members.

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 used by pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, physician and occupational therapists, social workers, early intervention providers, home visitors, and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language and promote a positive relationship between parent and child from the very beginning.  The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It used by researchers to study the effects of wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, caesarian section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

February 22, 2014  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
February 23, 2014  8:00 Am to 12:00 PM

For further information and how to register, please visit:  www.brazelton-institute.com.

 

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) At-Risk Training (for EI Professionals)

When:
July 1, 2014 @ 8:00 am – July 2, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Where:
Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street #320, Boston, MA 02215, USA

We are pleased to announce that three Continuing Education Units will be awarded through the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Continuing and Professional Education on completion of the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) training program.

All trainees who sign up for the NBO training program are eligible to apply for continuing education credit, which will be awarded upon completion of the program. All trainees also receive a certificate of completion, issued by the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital and signed by faculty members.

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 used by pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, physician and occupational therapists, social workers, early intervention providers, home visitors, and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language and promote a positive relationship between parent and child from the very beginning.  The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It used by researchers to study the effects of wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, caesarian section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

July 1, 2014  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
July 2, 2014  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

For further information and how to register, please visit:  www.brazelton-institute.com.

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Training

When:
January 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am – January 24, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
Where:
Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street Suite 320, Boston, MA 02215, USA

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 used by pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, physician and occupational therapists, social workers, early intervention providers, home visitors, and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language and promote a positive relationship between parent and child from the very beginning.  The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It used by researchers to study the effects of wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, caesarian section and other pre- and peri-natal variables.

January 23, 2014  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
January 24, 2014  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

This session is now FULL and we are no longer accepting registrations at this time.