"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 National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

Upcoming Events

3:30 pm WEBINAR: The Power of Observatio...
WEBINAR: The Power of Observatio...
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Connecting with families of young children can be challenging. They are busy, the children are busy, and providers are busy. When providers share with families specific details of what they notice about their child—such as[...]
3:00 pm WEBCAST: Marriage Equality and S...
WEBCAST: Marriage Equality and S...
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kris Perry, Deputy Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency and Senior Advisor to Governor Newsom on Implementation of Early Childhood Development Initiatives, talks with BTC’s Joshua Sparrow, MD, about both the marriage equality lawsuit she and[...]
3:30 pm WEBINAR: Valuing Passion: Connec...
WEBINAR: Valuing Passion: Connec...
Jun 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Families show us a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative, as they navigate through their ever-changing experiences (e.g., routines, new skills, discipline, feeding) with their child. The negative emotions that families sometimes show[...]

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 experience the joy of nurturing 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.

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