"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 Touchpoints in Libraries: Unders...
Touchpoints in Libraries: Unders...
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Touchpoints in Libraries focuses on understanding a child’s developmental process from birth to 6 years, and connecting with families through strengths-based interactions. Library staff can apply knowledge and skills learned from this course to strengthen[...]
11:00 am Innovating Partnerships with Fam...
Innovating Partnerships with Fam...
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Please join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center for its first virtual National Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 11 am – 5:30 pm ET / 8 am – 2:30 pm PT,[...]
1:00 pm Nurturing the Nurturers: Self-ca...
Nurturing the Nurturers: Self-ca...
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm
In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others.[...]

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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