"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

8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
May 8 @ 8:00 am – May 10 @ 4:30 pm
This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework,[...]
8:00 am Touchpoints Individual Level Tra...
Touchpoints Individual Level Tra...
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm
Registration Opening Soon! Contact Mai Nguyen with any questions.
all-day Family Connections Fall Institut...
Family Connections Fall Institut...
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Registration opening soon! Contact Mai Nguyen with any questions.
all-day Facilitating the Touchpoints Par...
Facilitating the Touchpoints Par...
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day
Registration opening soon. Contact Mai Nguyen for more information and any questions.

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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