"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 National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

Upcoming Events

all-day Touchpoints Community Level Trai... @ Residence Inn Boston Back Bay-Fenway
Touchpoints Community Level Trai... @ Residence Inn Boston Back Bay-Fenway
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day
We offer the Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training program for teams in communities that have made the commitment to become a Touchpoints Site. The Touchpoints Community Level Program is a five-day intensive training offered to communities[...]
3:00 pm Learning to Listen: Sherry Turkl...
Learning to Listen: Sherry Turkl...
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sherry Turkle, PhD, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology and Founding Director, Initiative on Technology and Self at MIT, and author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in[...]
all-day Family Connections Fall Institut... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Family Connections Fall Institut... @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Register Today! Contact Mai Nguyen with any questions.
3:00 pm Learning to Listen: Sara Lawrenc...
Learning to Listen: Sara Lawrenc...
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, EdD, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and best-selling author of 10 books including The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other, discussing[...]

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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