"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

2:00 pm WEBINAR: Focus on Father Involve...
WEBINAR: Focus on Father Involve...
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar will explore the positive impact of fathering and co-parenting on child and family development, and how the Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) model supports fathers as equal partners in parenting. The presenters will introduce[...]
2:00 pm WEBINAR: Taking Care of Yourself...
WEBINAR: Taking Care of Yourself...
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are experiencing an unprecedented time in the world. Many providers are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and unsure as programs and settings are determining when to re-open and how the work will be done in the[...]

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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