"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

Apr
23
Mon
all-day 2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Cente... @ Boston Marriott Newton
2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Cente... @ Boston Marriott Newton
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
The 2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum: Celebrate the Legacy, Empower the Future is truly unique and special as we celebrate Dr. Brazelton’s 100th Birthday with two exciting days of knowledge sharing and learning.   To[...]
Jun
20
Wed
8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Harvard Medical School - Tosteson Medical Education Center
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Harvard Medical School - Tosteson Medical Education Center
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm
This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework,[...]
Jun
25
Mon
8:00 am A Systemic Mental Health Consult... @ Tosteson Medical Education Center Building, Harvard Medical School
A Systemic Mental Health Consult... @ Tosteson Medical Education Center Building, Harvard Medical School
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
Register Here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=izu8rpdab&oeidk=a07ef8j878heec5b7e9 This is an open program, all are welcome to attend.
Aug
1
Wed
8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Little Company of Mary Hospital
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Little Company of Mary Hospital
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm
This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework,[...]

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.

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