Event Calendar

August – November 2014

Aug
6
Wed
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Level II Enrichment Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – Aug 7 @ 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

 

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

 

WEBINAR: An Introduction to a System-wide Mental Health Consultation & Professional Development Model @ Webinar log-in informaiton will be sent to you following registration.
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

An Introduction to a System-wide Mental Health Consultation & Professional Development Model — FREE for Brazelton Learning Network Members 

If you could not attend the session at the Brazelton Touchpoints National Forum, are you interested in learning more about the Family Connections system-wide mental health consultation and training model? Are you considering attending the Brazelton Touchpoints Fall Training Institute on Family Connections, and would like more information?

Join our webinar to learn more!

 Wednesday, August 6, 2014

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

FREE for Brazelton Learning Network members*

$25 for non-members

Register today! 

Webinar log-in information will be sent to you following registration.

Participants in this webinar will gain an understanding of the components of Family Connections, and how the applications of the Touchpoints approach further enhances the implementation of mental health consultation services and staff development.

The webinar will explore implementation of Family Connections at early childhood sites, with specific focus on the application of Touchpoints principles and assumptions to the mental health consultation and training services provided by Family Connections.

  Objectives:
  • Participants will develop a broad understanding of the system-wide mental health consultation and professional development model
  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the application of Touchpoints as it pertains to the practice of Family Connections

This webinar may be of special interest to:

  • Directors and Leadership Staff–Early Care and Education
  • Family Service and Social Workers
  • Mental Health Consultants–Early Care and Education, Elementary and Primary Care

This webinar will be hosted by Debra Sosin, LICSW, Project Director, Family Connections & National Touchpoints Trainer.

*Not a Brazelton Learning Network member? Learn more and become a member today!

Sep
25
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) for Full Term Infants – Two Day Training @ Boston Children's at Waltham
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

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, please visit:  www.brazelton-institute.com.

Oct
13
Mon
Touchpoints Community Level Training @ Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 17 @ 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 mentorship 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!

Oct
16
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) for Early Intervention Professionals – Two Day Training @ Boston Children's at Waltham
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

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

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, please visit:  www.brazelton-institute.com.

Oct
17
Fri
Brazelton Touchpoints Center Fall Training Institute: Family Connections Training Program for Touchpoints Trained Providers & Leaders @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day

Family Connections Training Program for Touchpoints Trained Providers & Leaders

Join us for this exciting professional development opportunity!

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

Family Connections, developed with the support of a US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start Innovation and Improvement Grant to Boston Children’s Hospital, provides an evidence-based 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.

Objectives of the Family Connections Training Program

  • Present the Family Connections practice framework, goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Illustrate the Family Connections and Tell Me A Story training modules for providers and parents through presentations, case vignettes and interactive exercises. Touchpoints principles and assumptions will be highlighted to illustrate the power of using these tools to implement the Family Connections intervention and training.
  • Explore how blending Family Connections and Touchpoints further enhances mental health services to young children, their families and early childhood staff.
  • Explore how blending Family Connections and Touchpoints supports further professional development for early childhood providers.

 

What participants are saying about the training program:

“Touchpoints gave my ideas and feelings a voice and meaning. Entering the classrooms with the children and teachers has been a joy. But, I have been wondering about direction and methods to be effective with mental health consultation. Thank you for providing exactly those.”

“You have brought me hope, tools & refreshed my enthusiasm to cope with/help in the one area I get most questions around Touchpoints: But what do I do when there are real mental health issues? This has been powerful for me and I can’t wait to share it with others as I know it will help them in the difficult challenges that they face on a daily basis.”

Location: Brazelton Touchpoints Center – Boston, MA

Fee: $500 includes two-day training and three post-training group consultation calls; Optional $100 for printed manuals (or available online at no additional cost)

Prerequisite: Touchpoints training

Registration: Register here. Attendance is limited to 20 participants. For additional information contact: Debra.Sosin@childrens.harvard.edu

Nov
15
Sat
Touchpoints Early Care and Education Training Program @ Boston Children's Hospital Garden Conference Room
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – Nov 16 @ 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.

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!

Nov
17
Mon
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.

Click here to register!