Event Calendar

Sep
17
Thu
Brazelton Touchpoints Trainer Boosters — Durham, NC @ Durham, NC
Sep 17 all-day

 We are no longer accepting registrations for this event.

 

Need a Touchpoints Trainer refresher?

Many of you have asked for boosters. In response, we have scheduled three boosters.  This one-day training provides opportunities to refresh your knowledge and skills and find out what’s new in Touchpoints training.

Three of our Brazelton Touchpoints communities are hosting the boosters in various parts of the country for your convenience.*

Hosted by: Durham’s Partnership for Children

Fee: $350 per person (includes lunch)

Here is what we will cover in the booster:

  • Conveying the Key Elements of Touchpoints
  • Observing and Practicing Touchpoints – facilitating Role Plays and Greek Chorus
  • Anticipatory Guidance – includes a new exercise to integrate the approach
  • Mentoring and Reflective Practice

Facilitated by Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Training Team

 

 

 

Sep
22
Tue
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) — Two Day Training @ Little Company of Mary Hospital
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – Sep 23 @ 3:30 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 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, cesarean section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

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.

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

Sep
24
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) – Two Day Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – Sep 25 @ 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 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, cesarean section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

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.

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

 

 

Oct
15
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) for Early Intervention Professionals @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm

This session of Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) training is designed specifically for Early Intervention professionals working with parents and at-risk infants.

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, cesarean section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

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.

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

Oct
16
Fri
A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training Program @ Boston, MA
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training Program

Brazelton Touchpoints Center Training Institute

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is offering a two-day training program as a resource for mental health practitioners, educational and family service worker supervisors, directors, program managers and others working with young children and their families to implement Family Connections into practice in community settings.

 Objectives:
• Explore how Family Connections further enhances mental health consultation services to young children, their families, and early childhood staff.• Explore how Family Connections supports further professional development for early childhood staff.

• Present the Family Connections practice framework, goals, objectives, and outcomes.

• Illustrate Family Connections and Tell Me A Story training modules for providers and parents through presentations, case vignettes, and interactive exercises. Brazelton Touchpoints principles and assumptions will be highlighted to illustrate the power of using these tools to implement the Family Connections intervention and training.

Family Connections provides an evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development specifically focused on supporting providers, promoting mental health in young children, and working with families facing depression and other adversities. It was developed with the support of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start Innovation and Improvement Grant to Boston Children’s Hospital.
Oct
24
Sat
Brazelton Touchpoints Early Care and Education Training @ Boston Children's Hospital, Garden Conference Room
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Brazelton Touchpoints Early Care and Education training 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.

Register today!

Nov
5
Thu
Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm

This two-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.

Register now!

RESCHEDULED Brazelton Learning Network (BLN) Webinar: The Power of Resilience @ Webinar
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Rescheduled to November 5, 2015! 

What is resilience?  How can we help children to be more resilient? How can we support parents and providers in their efforts to be more resilient?  Today’s world presents many stressful situations for us all. Resilient children and adults are better equipped to face adversity.

Join us as we explore this relevant topic, review the current research, and learn how Family Connections, a Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model and the Brazelton Touchpoints approach can support caregivers in understanding and developing resiliency.

Register today!

 

*Not a member of the Brazelton Learning Network? Learn more and enroll today!