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Meet Mayra E. Alvarez: Advocate for Child Health Equity

September 1, 2023

Mayra E. Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy organization in California, spends every working hour, and many non-working ones, fighting for policies that will improve the health and well-being of children across her home state.

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Seven New Touchpoints Training Sites Join the BTC Learning Network

September 1, 2023

The BTC Learning Network has welcomed seven new Touchpoints Training Sites this year. Touchpoints Training Sites are organizations or systems of care that BTC prepares to deliver Touchpoints training and mentoring in their own communities.

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Celebrating the Remarkable Dr. Kevin Nugent in Dublin

August 15, 2023

Development needs relationship. This is a central theme at the Brazelton Institute, and for its founder, Dr. Kevin Nugent, this is not just an academic concept, but a way of being and a way of leading.

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The Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative Institute: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Core Funding for Sustainability & Expansion

August 1, 2023

The Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative (IELC), led by First Light Education Project and the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, announces a grant of $400,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for core funding to establish the IELC Institute.

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Massachusetts Partners with BTC to Bring Touchpoints to Providers Across the State

June 7, 2023

Nearly 200 family-facing professionals across Massachusetts are participating in Touchpoints trainings, thanks to a renewed partnership between the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (MA EEC).

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Meet Brian Rosenberg: Helping Gay Men Become Fathers

June 5, 2023

When Brian Rosenberg and his husband, Ferd van Gameren, decided to start a family over 15 years ago, it was very difficult for them to find information about how gay men can become dads.

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Dr. Lise Johnson, the Brazelton Institute’s New Director, on the Power of the Earliest Interactions

May 1, 2023

Listening is a powerful tool. For Lise Johnson, MD, just as it was for Berry Brazelton, listening is at the center of her work with children and their families, and a key pathway for building critically important relationships right from the start.

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Biases About Gender and Masculinity and Adolescent Boys’ Dreams, Wishes, and Fears

March 30, 2023

When systems of care constrain men to stereotypes that deny the strengths that grow out of their vulnerabilities, what message are the boys in these systems being sent about how they will grow and who they will become?

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Honoring Dr. T Berry Brazelton (May 10, 1918 – March 13, 2018)

March 13, 2023

Five years ago today, Dr. Brazelton walked on from this life at the age of 99, leaving behind an enduring legacy of listening to children and families, and supporting the professionals and communities that protect and nurture them. Watch a memorial video honoring and celebrating him.

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Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative Premieres Documentary Film

January 12, 2023

In many Indigenous cultures, winter is the season of storytelling: to educate, to remember, and to share with the next generations. Honoring traditional cultural cycles in our practices, the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative is telling its story in this winter season, through the creation of a project website, publication of written reports, and the release of a documentary film.

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