Event Calendar

Jun
22
Tue
WEBINAR: Partnering with Families in Culturally Responsive Ways During Challenging Times
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Culturally responsive relationships affirm all families’ strengths, cultures, and commitment to their child’s learning and well-being. These relationships are especially important for families who are experiencing challenges to their well-being. When we are culturally responsive, families see our programs and community partners as a source of support. Staff can partner with parents in culturally respectful ways to address concerns related to housing, health, mental health, finances, or family and child safety.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn strategies for engaging in conversations about sensitive topics related to housing, finances, health, mental health, or child and family safety
  • Explore tools such as reflective practice and reflective supervision to support relationship-building with families experiencing challenges
  • Review ways to advocate for and support families by strengthening community partnerships
  • Learn about resources to support engagement with families in difficult times

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

Price:
$30/webinar or $100 for all 4 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $95 for all 4
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

This webinar is a part of Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from ERSEA to Transition Series.

Building relationships with families is one of the most important things we can do to support the best outcomes for children and families. Understanding families’ cultures–and our own– is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities.

This new four-part webinar series will focus on building and nurturing culturally responsive relationships with families. Participants will learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program–from ERSEA through to the child’s transition out of the program. We will draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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Jun
24
Thu
WEBINAR: Hope in the Face of Adversity: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Building relationships with parents living with substance use disorder (SUD) and their children who have experienced prenatal exposure can often be challenging. This webinar will explore how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers create and nurture strong, trusting partnerships with families affected by SUD. The Touchpoints Approach is an evidence-based, relational practice that builds collaborative family-provider partnerships in service of strong, healthy family-child relationships from before birth throughout early childhood. If you work with young children and families who live in the context of SUD, this professional development offering will introduce you to concrete strengths-based and relational strategies you can use to support yourself and the families with whom you work.

Course Format:
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Noon ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
Providers who work with families living with substance use disorder (SUD) who also have young children, including health care providers, mental health and recovery counselors, early educators, family child care providers, home visitors, early interventionists, and more.

What you will learn:

  • Key concepts essential to understanding substance use disorder as a medical disease
  • How to apply a developmental and relational framework to your work with families of young children in which the parents are living with substance use disorder
  • Strategies for applying a strengths-based mindset to supporting yourself, children, and families affected by the substance use and recovery process

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$30
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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WEBINAR: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others. This webinar will explore self-care practices for early care professionals and the families they work with. You will be introduced to a variety of self-care strategies, and learn why we all need self-care, particularly during extremely stressful times. You will learn how to make the oftentimes difficult shift from nurturing others to nurturing yourself first.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children, including child care educators, family child care providers, home visitors, pediatricians, early intervention educators, and more.

What you will learn:

    • Why self-care is important, particularly now
    • Strategies for self-care that you can use yourself and share with families

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

This course is a part of the Supporting Everyone’s Mental Health Webinar Series. As we confront the dual crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we are all experiencing stressful and unfamiliar situations on a daily basis. As early care professionals working with families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of our families. This webinar series will offer family-facing providers strategies they can use in their work that honor everyone’s experiences, build resilience, and nurture self-care.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs.
Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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Jun
29
Tue
WEBINAR: Using Culturally Responsive Practices During Transitions
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Each family experiences transitions in their own way that is shaped by their cultures, traditions, past, and expectations. Families may see transitions — to and from early childhood programs — as both an opportunity and a challenge. Through culturally responsive relationships, staff can strengthen child and family outcomes before, during, and after a child’s transition.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
This series is designed for all professionals who work with families of young children in early childhood programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and other child care settings.

In this session, participants will:

  • Reflect on families’ experiences and cultural perspectives about the transition process
  • Learn about strategies that support cultural responsiveness during the transition process
  • Review steps programs can take to strengthen their relationships with community partners to best serve families with their transition into and out of the program
  • Explore resources to facilitate a smooth transition for all families

Number of participants:
Maximum of 1000

Price:
$30/webinar or $100 for all 4 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $95 for all 4
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

This webinar is a part of Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families from ERSEA to Transition Series.

Building relationships with families is one of the most important things we can do to support the best outcomes for children and families. Understanding families’ cultures–and our own– is essential to building respectful partnerships with families. This is especially true during challenging times for families and communities.

This new four-part webinar series will focus on building and nurturing culturally responsive relationships with families. Participants will learn strategies for partnering with families during their time in the program–from ERSEA through to the child’s transition out of the program. We will draw on foundational concepts from the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement.

You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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Jul
12
Mon
Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) Training Program
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm
The Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) is an infant-focused, family-centered relationship building tool designed to sensitize parents to their baby’s competencies, challenges, and individuality with the goal of fostering the development of a positive parent-infant relationship from the very beginning. The NBO system consists of a set of 18 neurobehavioral observations, which describe the newborn’s capacities and behavioral adaptation from birth to the third month of life. The 18 NBO items include observations of the infant’s:

    • the quality of motor tone and activity level
    • capacity for self-regulation (including crying and consoling)
    • response to stress (indices of the infant’s threshold for stimulation)
    • visual, auditory and social-interactive capacities (degree of alertness and response to both human and non-human stimuli)

Importantly, the NBO is NOT an assessment but rather a structured set of shared observations designed to help the clinician and parent learn together about the infant’s behavioral capacities and identify the kind of support the infant needs for optimal growth and development. The NBO is therefore inherently interactive and family-centered, so that parents are involved as partners in the NBO session.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinars July 12 & 13, 2021 9 AM – 5 PM ET Each Day
This course includes 11.5 hours of live online training workshop. Workshops include a combination of lectures, interactive video case study sessions, small group breakout discussions, and hands-on practice with dolls. Following the workshops, two mentoring sessions will be offered at 1 month and 3 months after the live workshops. To obtain certification in the NBO, trainees submit 5 NBO Recording and Parent Summary Forms for review and critique by their faculty.

# of hours:
NBO training is approved for 11.5 hours CME/CEU credit across many disciplines.

Audience:
Professionals who work with infants in first months of life including medical staff (nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, pediatricians, neonatologists, physical/occupational/feeding therapists, lactation consultants, doulas) as well as mental health workers (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, parenting coaches, home visitors).

Number of participants:
Maximum of 25

Price:
$650 for non-physicians
$750 for physicians

Tuition includes:

  • access to pre-training activities and all materials
  • NBO kit
  • two full-day or three partial-day interactive Zoom live online training workshop
  • post-training follow up reflective practice/mentoring sessions with faculty at 1 and 3 months post training
  • ongoing access to faculty and other participants through our online discussion forum
  • faculty review and individualized feedback of certification materials
  • NBO training completion certificate
  • CME/CEU credit

Understanding Newborn Behavior and Early Relationships: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook is highly recommended for all trainees. The handbook is readily available through online booksellers or the publisher, Brookes Publishing or can be purchased HERE for an additional $47 (Incl. US shipping!).

Contact us today for more information and additional payment options: institute@childrens.harvard.edu

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Jul
15
Thu
Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Jul 15 all-day

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach to building strong family-child relationships from before birth through 5. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development.

Course Format:
This course includes nine weekly online modules, including a 1-hour live introduction/orientation and eight 1.5-hour live sessions. The modules begin on Thursday, July 15, at 4 pm ET, and continue weekly through September 9. Each module includes the live, synchronous webinar session, online discussion, and reflection activities. The modules are followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at live sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

Click here for Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s Virtual Learning Readiness Checklist.

# of hours:
28

Audience:
All professionals who work with families of young children, including child care educators, family child care providers, home visitors, pediatricians, early intervention educators, and more.

What you will learn:

  • Strategies for building partnerships with parents that promote family strengths
  • A framework to understand why children’s behavior can sometimes be challenging and confusing
  • Techniques for talking with families about child development concerns
  • How to actively listen to families and collaboratively solve problems related to child development or a child-family relationship

Number of participants:
Minimum of 10
Maximum of 18

Price:
$750

CEUs:
This course is approved for 20.35 Continuing Education Credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists. Click here for more details.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? Our facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

Supporting Young Children and Families in the Return to Early Learning Settings
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Young children, families, and professionals in early education settings are all feeling the particular stress of “returning to normal” after the past year of virtual and hybrid learning formats. Many have also experienced loss and upheaval during this period. Children, families, and providers might have mixed feelings about returning to in-person learning. Children may need extra academic support. Many will also need particular sensitivity and attention to their social-emotional state. Learn how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers support young children returning to early learning settings and partner with families in their children’s learning and development.

Course Format:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 1 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!

# of hours:
1 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
Parents of young children, and professionals who work with children and families who will be returning to in-person learning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Professionals may include early educators, family child care providers, family engagement advocates, home visitors, early interventionists, teachers, and more.

In this session, participants will:

  • Consider how young children and their families might have been impacted during the past year in subtle or invisible ways
  • Learn strategies to partner with families to better understand parents’ and children’s strengths and needs for the transition
  • Explore resources to boost their own and their staff’s capacity to support children and families as they return to early learning settings

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$30
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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Jul
27
Tue
Applying A Developmental-Relational Framework to Building Children’s Early Emotional Health
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How do children cope with traumatic experiences? A traumatic response might appear in the way children behave with their peers or as they transition from one activity to another. Professionals who work with children can learn to recognize and be sensitive to the various ways that children respond to trauma. These might include behavioral challenges, or sadness and withdrawal. In this webinar, you will learn how to partner with families and caregivers to support children’s healing and the building of resilience.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
This series is designed for professionals who work with families of young children interested in supporting children and families who have experienced trauma. Professionals may include early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.
This series will benefit family-facing providers who are new to the Touchpoints Approach as well as those who have been trained in Touchpoints. The series will also benefit providers who have varying familiarity with trauma-informed care.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the ways children might process a traumatic experience through their behavior
  • Consider ways to support children’s optimal development through partnerships with their families and caregivers

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

This webinar is a part of Beyond Trauma-Informed Care: A Developmental-Relational Framework for Engaging Adults and Children in Healing and Resilience Series.

This three-part webinar series will explore strengths-based foundational concepts and actionable strategies related to trauma, adaptation, healing, and resilience. Family- and child-facing providers will learn about a developmental-relational framework that will deepen their understanding of the individual and systemic impact of trauma and support their work with children and families. We will explore identification and intervention strategies that can enhance relationship-based, developmentally informed practices to support healthy development and promote healing and resilience for both children and their adult caregivers. Participants will learn to better understand and respond with empathy to behavior displayed by children and adults who have experienced trauma, while also supporting their development of a greater sense of trust and safety. Key concepts and strategies from the Touchpoints Developmental and Relational Frameworks will be woven throughout the series.

You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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Aug
3
Tue
Applying A Developmental-Relational Framework in Working w/ Adults Who’ve Experienced Trauma
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How do adults cope with traumatic experiences? When someone experiences a traumatic event, it might influence them immediately, or the impacts of the event might appear later in life. Professionals who work with families who have experienced trauma sometimes experience stress or relive their own traumatic histories while doing this work. In this webinar, you will learn about the ways that adults cope with trauma – both as it happens, and later in life – and strategies you can use to support healing and resilience when working with adults and caregivers dealing with current trauma or traumatic histories.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

# of hours:
1.5 – clock hour certificate will be provided

Audience:
This series is designed for professionals who work with families of young children interested in supporting children and families who have experienced trauma. Professionals may include early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.
This series will benefit family-facing providers who are new to the Touchpoints Approach as well as those who have been trained in Touchpoints. The series will also benefit providers who have varying familiarity with trauma-informed care.

In this session, participants will:

  • Consider ways to engage in strengths-based interactions with colleagues and caregivers who have experienced trauma
  • Learn strategies for self-care and compassion when working with families and caregivers who have experienced trauma

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

Price:
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

This webinar is a part of Beyond Trauma-Informed Care: A Developmental-Relational Framework for Engaging Adults and Children in Healing and Resilience Series.

This three-part webinar series will explore strengths-based foundational concepts and actionable strategies related to trauma, adaptation, healing, and resilience. Family- and child-facing providers will learn about a developmental-relational framework that will deepen their understanding of the individual and systemic impact of trauma and support their work with children and families. We will explore identification and intervention strategies that can enhance relationship-based, developmentally informed practices to support healthy development and promote healing and resilience for both children and their adult caregivers. Participants will learn to better understand and respond with empathy to behavior displayed by children and adults who have experienced trauma, while also supporting their development of a greater sense of trust and safety. Key concepts and strategies from the Touchpoints Developmental and Relational Frameworks will be woven throughout the series.

You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

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Sep
15
Wed
High Risk Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) Training Program
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 am
NBO trainings for professionals working with high-risk infants share the same basic curriculum, theoretical content, and certification process as standard NBO trainings. The faculty for the NBO training for high risk infants are both pediatric physical therapists with particular expertise in infants in EI and NICU settings. These trainings are therefore especially suited to professionals working specifically with high-risk infants.

The Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) is an infant-focused, family-centered relationship building tool designed to sensitize parents to their baby’s competencies, challenges, and individuality with the goal of fostering the development of a positive parent-infant relationship from the very beginning. The NBO system consists of a set of 18 neurobehavioral observations, which describe the newborn’s capacities and behavioral adaptation from birth to the third month of life. The 18 NBO items include observations of the infant’s:

    • the quality of motor tone and activity level
    • capacity for self-regulation (including crying and consoling)
    • response to stress (indices of the infant’s threshold for stimulation)
    • visual, auditory and social-interactive capacities (degree of alertness and response to both human and non-human stimuli)

Importantly, the NBO is NOT an assessment but rather a structured set of shared observations designed to help the clinician and parent learn together about the infant’s behavioral capacities and identify the kind of support the infant needs for optimal growth and development. The NBO is therefore inherently interactive and family-centered, so that parents are involved as partners in the NBO session.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinars September 15 & 16, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET Each Day
This course includes 11.5 hours of live online training workshop. Workshops include a combination of lectures, interactive video case study sessions, small group breakout discussions, and hands-on practice with dolls. Following the workshops, two mentoring sessions will be offered at 1 month and 3 months after the live workshops. To obtain certification in the NBO, trainees submit 5 NBO Recording and Parent Summary Forms for review and critique by their faculty.

# of hours:
NBO training is approved for 11.5 hours CME/CEU credit across many disciplines.

Audience:
Professionals who work with high risk infants in first months of life including medical staff (nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, pediatricians, neonatologists, physical/occupational/feeding therapists, lactation consultants, doulas) as well as mental health workers (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, parenting coaches, home visitors).

Number of participants:
Maximum of 25

Price:
$650 for non-physicians
$750 for physicians

Tuition includes:

  • access to pre-training activities and all materials
  • NBO kit
  • two full-day or three partial-day interactive Zoom live online training workshop
  • post-training follow up reflective practice/mentoring sessions with faculty at 1 and 3 months post training
  • ongoing access to faculty and other participants through our online discussion forum
  • faculty review and individualized feedback of certification materials
  • NBO training completion certificate
  • CME/CEU credit

Understanding Newborn Behavior and Early Relationships: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook is highly recommended for all trainees. The handbook is readily available through online booksellers or the publisher, Brookes Publishing or can be purchased HERE for an additional $47 (Incl. US shipping!).

Contact us today for more information and additional payment options: institute@childrens.harvard.edu

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