"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

Aug
21
Mon
9:00 am Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Ballard Room 503
Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Harvard Medical School, Countway Library of Medicine, Ballard Room 503
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – Aug 22 @ 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[...]
Sep
15
Fri
all-day Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Lowell Community Health Center
Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Lowell Community Health Center
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
Note: This training will run for a half day on Friday (5pm-9pm), and all day Saturday (9am-5pm). The Brazelton Institute is a training institute for clinicians and researchers, which provides training on the Neonatal Behavioral[...]
Sep
23
Sat
8:00 am Neonatal Behavioral Assessment S... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1st floor, Room BY 151,
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment S... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1st floor, Room BY 151,
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 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 NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is[...]

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.