"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

Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Learning to Advocate for Childre...
Learning to Advocate for Childre...
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learning to Advocate for Children and Families
From strategies for organizing like-minded people to methods for communicating messages to a variety of issue stakeholders, this series will teach you everything you need to start making an impact on matters most important to[...]
all-day High Risk Newborn Behavioral Obs...
High Risk Newborn Behavioral Obs...
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day
October 12 & 13 (W & Th) 9AM – 5PM ET Each Day NBO trainings for professionals working with high-risk infants share the same basic curriculum, theoretical content, and certification process as standard NBO trainings.[...]
1:00 pm A View from All Sides: Perspecti...
A View from All Sides: Perspecti...
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 1:00 PM ET When interacting with families, finding common ground is critical. Taking multiple perspectives on a situation can help providers identify a common place where we can join with[...]

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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