"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

Aug
13
Thu
2:30 pm WEBINAR: Building Resilience whi...
WEBINAR: Building Resilience whi...
Aug 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Social isolation can have a profound impact on parental mental health and resilience, affecting both parents and their children. This webinar will explore the similarities between isolation and depression, paying close attention to the distinct[...]
Aug
17
Mon
12:00 pm ONLINE COURSE: Touchpoints: The ...
ONLINE COURSE: Touchpoints: The ...
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm
Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach to building strong family-child relationships from before birth through age 5. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early[...]
Aug
19
Wed
2:00 pm WEBINAR: Providing Staff Support...
WEBINAR: Providing Staff Support...
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are physically distanced right now, but staff members continue to need support and supervision. Effective staff support requires regular contact, time for reflection, connection with other team members, and continuous feedback. This webinar will[...]

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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