"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

3:00 pm Learning to Listen: Meeting the ...
Learning to Listen: Meeting the ...
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learning to Listen: Meeting the Challenges Facing Our Children and Youth
Meeting the Challenges Facing Our Children and Youth Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT In this first conversation of BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change Fall series, Geoffrey Canada, Founder[...]
3:00 pm Somos Latinx Families
Somos Latinx Families
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Somos Latinx Families
This free webinar series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Latinx families. All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations! Exploring what it means to be[...]
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[...]

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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