"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

Oct
26
Mon
1:00 pm WEBINAR: Building Resilience whi...
WEBINAR: Building Resilience whi...
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Social isolation can have a profound impact on parental mental health and resilience, affecting both parents and their children. This webinar will explore the similarities between isolation and depression, paying close attention to the distinct[...]
Oct
28
Wed
3:00 pm WEBINAR: Fighting Immigration Po...
WEBINAR: Fighting Immigration Po...
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mayra Alvarez, President of the Children’s Partnership, will discuss current immigration policies and their harmful effects on children and families. Register
Nov
2
Mon
1:00 pm WEBINAR: Nurturing the Nurturer:...
WEBINAR: Nurturing the Nurturer:...
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others.[...]

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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