"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

Oct
26
Thu
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[...]
Nov
9
Thu
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[...]
Nov
17
Fri
8:00 am A Systemic Mental Health Consult... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
A Systemic Mental Health Consult... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training Program Brazelton Touchpoints Center Training Institute The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is offering a two-day training program as a resource for mental health practitioners, educational and[...]

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.