"When we strengthen families, we ultimately strengthen the community. Our goal is that parents everywhere work with supportive providers, feel confident in their parenting role, and form strong, resilient attachments with their children. To help achieve this, providers must be responsive to parents, knowledgeable about child development, and eager to see every parent succeed."

-T Berry Brazelton, MD

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center was founded in 1996 by T. Berry Brazelton, MD, and colleagues and is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Together with families, providers and communities, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness and serving as a resource for proven practices. More About Us

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is also home to the Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

Upcoming Events

8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Community ... @ Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway
Brazelton Touchpoints Community ... @ Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 20 @ 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[...]
8:00 am Touchpoints Parenting Program Tr... @ Tosteson Medical Education Center Room 446
Touchpoints Parenting Program Tr... @ Tosteson Medical Education Center Room 446
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm
The Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting Program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to implement and facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program, a practical, skills-based curriculum that supports positive parent-child relationships.  Participants will learn how to use the[...]
9:00 am Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Harvard Medical School
Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Harvard Medical School
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 10 @ 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[...]

Our Vision

The vision of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center is that all children grow up to be adults who can cope with adversity, strengthen their communities, constructively participate in civic life, steward our planet’s resources, and nurture the next generation to be prepared to do the same. Read More

A Voice for Babies & Young Children

Dr. Brazelton on the importance of early learning, starting from birth.

Contribute to Our Work

If you are interested in making a donation to support the work of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, please consider making a contribution to the Brazelton Touchpoints Foundation.