Every Child Matters Honors Dr. Brazelton

On Thursday, November 10th,  Every Child Matters will honor two legendary children’s champions – our own world renowned pediatrician, author, and teacher T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and former U.S. Senator and now Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America Chris Dodd

Every Child Matters is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to make investments in children a national political priority.  Given the real threat posed to vital children’s programs by proposed federal budget cuts, the interests of children need to be heard.  ECM is working on several fronts to make that happen. 

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OHS Family Engagement Framework and Webcasts Now Available

Ther Office of Head Start (OHS) has launched the Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. The Framework is a road map for progress in achieving the kinds of outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families.  This research-based framework was created in collaboration with the OHS National Center for Parent, Family and Community Engagement awarded to the Brazelton Touchpoints Center and 4 partner organizations.  Visit the OHS Early Learning Center to download the Framework, access a series of webcasts and listen a national conference call to learn more about PFCE Framework.

These webcasts include the voices of parents, program directors, and staff discussing what the PFCE framework would look like in programs.  Topics included:

The PFCE Framework and School Readiness

Parent and Family Engagement Outcomes

Program Leadership and Family Engagement:

Children’s Learning and Development and Family Engagement



New Publication: Nurturing Children and Families, Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton

Nurturing Children and Families
Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton
Edited by Barry M. Lester and Joshua D. Sparrow

For more information, to request an examination copy, or to order, visit www.wiley-blackwell.com or call 1-800-225-5945.

 This volume celebrates the work and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s foremost pediatricians, by bringing together contributions from researchers and clinicians whose own pioneering work has been inspired by Brazelton’s foundations in the field of child development.
August 2010 • 416 pages • 978-1-4051-9600-0 • HB • $119.95
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