Event Calendar

Feb
18
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations — Two-day Training @ TBA
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – Feb 19 @ 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) systems.

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 is used by researchers to study the effects of a 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.

Registration is closed for this event. Please see our calendar for more opportunities!

 

Mar
7
Mon
Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

 

We offer the Brazelton 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 Brazelton 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 is now full. Please see our calendar for upcoming opportunities!

Apr
11
Mon
Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Harvard Medical School
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton 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 today!

Apr
22
Fri
Newborn Behavioral Observations — Two-day Training @ TBA
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – Apr 23 @ 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) systems.

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 is used by researchers to study the effects of a 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.

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

May
6
Fri
A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training Program @ TBD
May 6 @ 8:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Jun
23
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations — Two-day Training @ TBA
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 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) systems.

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 is used by researchers to study the effects of a 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.

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

Jul
8
Fri
Newborn Behavioral Observations for Early Intervention Professionals — Two-day Training @ TBA
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 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) systems.

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 is used by researchers to study the effects of a 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.

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

Jul
22
Fri
Brazelton Touchpoints Center 2016 National Forum: Celebrating 20 Years of Touchpoints @ Omni Providence Hotel
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

We have very exciting news!

As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration, we are having our Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum this year and the focus is on OUR NETWORK!

Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum:
Celebrating 20 Years of Touchpoints

When:
July 22 & 23, 2016

Where:
Omni Providence Hotel in Downtown Providence, RI

Focus:
Brazelton Touchpoints Network of trainers and training teams

Register before April 1st at the early bird rate, and save $50!

Details about the agenda and travel and hotel information will be available soon!

Aug
1
Mon
Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am – Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton 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!

Oct
17
Mon
Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

 

We offer the Brazelton 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 Brazelton 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.

To register, please contact Mai Nguyen, mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu.