Event Calendar

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) – Two Day Training @ Boston Children's at Waltham
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm

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.

For further information and to register, visit the Brazelton Institute’s website.

Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 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 theory, relational framework, cultural sensitivity and reflective practice.

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Touchpoints Early Care and Education Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm

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.


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.

Registration coming soon!

Touchpoints Community Level Training @ 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 that have made the commitment to become a Touchpoints Site.

The Touchpoints Community Level Program is a five-day intensive training offered to communities that want to bring Touchpoints to their family care system. A team of three or more providers from each community complete Touchpoints training in Boston and one year of ongoing mentor-ship that includes monthly contact, a site visit and a follow up meeting. This team delivers training to other professionals in their community in the Touchpoints Approach, with the support of Brazelton Touchpoints Center® faculty.

For existing Touchpoints sites, we offer additional training to add or replace existing Touchpoints Team members. Participants must have completed Individual Level or Early Child Care and Education Training.

Registration coming soon!