"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

Sep
27
Thu
3:00 pm WEBINAR: Partnering with Communi...
WEBINAR: Partnering with Communi...
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Hosted by: National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Location: Online Accessing community college services can help families enhance their job skills as they work toward education goals and increased wages. Learn how Head Start and[...]
Oct
10
Wed
9:00 am Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Harvard Medical School - Conference Room 333
Newborn Behavioral Observations ... @ Harvard Medical School - Conference Room 333
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm
For more information on the NBO training, please contact Mai Nguyen-Kim at mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu
Oct
11
Thu
3:00 pm WEBINAR: Exploring the Relations...
WEBINAR: Exploring the Relations...
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Hosted by: National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Location: Online Family services professionals play a critical role in supporting family well-being. This four-part webinar series focuses on the Relationship-Based Competencies (RBCs)—knowledge, skills, and individual practices—early[...]
Oct
18
Thu
8:00 am A Systemic Mental Health Consult... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center - 1st floor BY151
A Systemic Mental Health Consult... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center - 1st floor BY151
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm
Learn more and register here.

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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