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Faculty, staff, and National Facilitators at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center represent a multi-disciplinary team of change agents, early child development educators, psychologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and other early child development and behavior experts, professional development trainers, project directors, program evaluators, statisticians, community engagement professionals, and more. Similarly, our Touchpoints Training sites hail from 33 states and over 100 communities, from urban to rural, and everything in between.

Eva Rivera, MSW

National Facilitator


Team: National Facilitators


MSW, University of Nebraska Omaha

BA, Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara


Eva has been a certified National Facilitator of the Touchpoints Approach since 2015. She currently serves as the Policy Director for Early Childhood Development at The Children's Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy and research organization in California.

From 2017 to 2022, Eva was a Professional Development Program Manager at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. In that role, she supported the creation of new methods, strategies, and projects to respond to the emerging needs of BTC’s partners and the communities they serve. Eva utilized her Social Work background along with her knowledge of human-centered design and quality improvement to inform program design and content development.

Prior to joining BTC, Ms. Rivera served in various positions in early childhood fields working on program development and design, outcomes measurement and quality improvement, coaching and facilitation, and project management. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Areas of Interest:

Family Engagement
Child Development
Mental Health

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