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The Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) provides professional and leadership development, organizational learning and change, and research and evaluation services for family-facing professionals working in pediatrics, early childhood care and education, infant mental health, children’s libraries and museums, home visiting, early intervention, child welfare, and other fields.

BTC is home to the Touchpoints Approach, the Brazelton Institute (Newborn Behavioral Observations system and Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale), the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative Institute, Family Connections, the Family-to-Family Real Talk Series, and the BTC Research and Evaluation team. At BTC, we are dedicated to creating a lasting community in which equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and access thrive. View our mission and vision.

BTC is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s leading children’s hospital (US News and World Report) and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

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The Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) provides professional and leadership development, organizational learning and change, and research and evaluation services for family-facing professionals in pediatrics, early childhood, infant mental health, children’s libraries and museums, home visiting, child welfare, and other fields.

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Babies and children, families and communities do the research on what it takes for them to flourish. Listen with us to what they’ve been learning. Watch a webinar. Check out the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative. Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center Learning Network. Join the conversation.

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