Brazelton Touchpoints 16th National Forum, May 3-4, 2013
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Marriott Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
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Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Larry Edelman, MS, Senior Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As an ongoing consultant to the Colorado Department of Education and the California Department of Education’s Desired Results access Project, he assists with the development of approaches to child and family outcomes measurement, professional development, technical assistance, and dissemination. Currently, a strong focus of Larry’s work is on the use of digital video and other technology to enhance early childhood services and supports. Larry has consulted with hundreds of early childhood, educational, and health agencies in more than 45 states and abroad on issues related to service delivery, professional development, performance support, and organizational development. He has written, edited, and produced hundreds of professional development programs, materials, and videos that have been adopted throughout the United States and internationally.
National Forum Overview:
The Touchpoints National Forum promotes knowledge development and networking for providers who serve children and families. This highly regarded annual event draws multi-disciplinary providers from communities and organizations across the United States and the world Participants represent public health, social work, early intervention, child protective services, home visiting, therapeutic services among others. The Forum is open to all who share a commitment to supporting families to ensure that all children have the best start in life and optimal opportunities to succeed.
Dynamic workshops, plenaries and discussions showcase cutting edge research in child and family development. Presenters and participants share best practices, new strategies, and challenges for building partnerships and strengthening families. The Touchpoints National Forum is an important venue to exchange ideas with leading thinkers and researchers.
A primary focus of the Forum is to share knowledge and resources to support providers learning to integrate the Touchpoints Approach into their work with children and families. Participants who have completed Touchpoints Professional Development programs take advantage of opportunities to:
- enhance skills and knowledge for integrating the Touchpoints Approach in practice, programs, and organizations;
- network and share the successes and challenges of working with families with other Touchpoints-trained professionals;
- engage in the community of practice of Touchpoints providers that embodies best values and practices of the Touchpoints Approach;
- explore new applications of the Touchpoints Approach in individual practice and in community settings.
15th Annual Touchpoints National Forum – May 4-5, 2012
Nurturing the Next Generation of Leaders in Early Childhood
It was wonderful to have many of you at our 15th National Forum. As promised, below you will find the materials and handouts from keynote presentations and workshops. We do not have permission to share materials from all presentations but have made available all that we can. Should you be seeking something we are not authorized to share, please let us know and we will notify you if something changes. You can email Sarah.Tiber@childrens.harvard.edu
Thank you and please check back soon for next year’s date!
Betsy Myers, Founding Director, Center for Women & Business, Bentley University and Author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You
Leadership Empowerment Action Program (LEAP), an Intentional Leadership Development Program dedicated to building the advocacy and policy skills of early childhood practitioners.
Amy O’Leary, MPA, Early Education for All Campaign Director at Strategies for Children.
Rosemary Hernandez Garcia, MBA, MS, Program Manager Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc.
Touchpoints, NBO and Infant Mental Health
Step by Step NBO
New Touchpoints Module: Understanding Children’s Behavior using the Touchpoints Developmental Framework
Developmental Module Key Concepts
Touchpoints & Inpatient Nursing Pilot
Family Resource Centers: Models for Family Empowerment, Family Strengthening and Family Engagement
LAVC Family Resource Center
Bringing the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework to Your Organization
The Meaning of Derailment in Touchpoints
Derailment (no pictures)
Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s Evaluation: Review of Recent Key Findings and Lessons Learned
Community Wide Systems Integration: Key Elements & Findings
Touchpoints in Reflective Practice
Update/Overview of Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s New Initiatives
Narrative & Culture: How do we understand our own stories in relation to our work with children and families?
What infant & toddler research teaches us about buffering family risks, supporting parent engagement, supporting parent-child interactions, and enhancing positive child outcomes: The Example of Early Head Start
Past Conference Themes
- Families, Providers, & Communities under Stress: Strengthening Vulnerable Systems 2009
- Advancing Child and Family Development 2008
- Touchpoints Turns Ten: Making Change for Decades to Come 2007
- Strengthening Families… Building Bonds … Forming Alliances 2006
- Strategies for Empowering Families, Caregivers & Communities 2005
- Marian Wright Edelman, JD, Children’s Defense Fund
- Barry M. Lester, PhD, Author of Why Is My Baby Crying?: The Parent’s Survival Guide for Coping with Crying Problems and Colic
- Kyle D. Pruett, MD, Author of Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care
- Jack P. Shonkoff, MD, Co-Editor of From Neurons to Neighborhoods
- Geoffrey Canada, MEd, Harlem Children’s Zone
- Joan Lombardi, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
- Judy Langford, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC
- Daniel Stern, MD, Author of The Motherhood Constellation: a unifying view of parent-infant pyschotherapies
- Vivian Paley, MA, Author of The Boy Who Would be Helicopter
- Alvin F. Pouissant, MD, Professor of Pyschiatry, Harvard Medical School