"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

2:00 pm A View from All Sides: Perspecti...
A View from All Sides: Perspecti...
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 2:00 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 families.[...]
3:00 pm LGBTQ2+ Families Then and Now
LGBTQ2+ Families Then and Now
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LGBTQ2+ Families Then and Now
April 11- June 20. Every other Monday Through conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQ2+ at different stages of family life (from those with young children to those whose children have[...]
2:00 pm Choosing Your Attitude: Using St...
Choosing Your Attitude: Using St...
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 2:00 PM ET Providers’ assumptions and emotions can sometimes get in the way of effective engagement with families. For example, when a family doesn’t follow through on a recommendation, the provider[...]

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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