Event Calendar

Sep
13
Tue
Touchpoints: Facilitating the Parenting Program
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beginning September 13, 2022

The Touchpoints Parenting Program is a practical, preventive curriculum designed to meet the needs of today’s families with the goal of supporting positive parent-child relationships. The curriculum consists of a series of parenting modules that early childhood program leaders can facilitate in their program to come alongside parents as they learn about their children and address issues facing their families.
The Touchpoints Parenting Program meets the Head Start Program Performance Standard for Parenting Curriculum.


The Parenting Program Modules include:

  • Parenting Your Unique Child: Joys and Challenges
  • Understanding Your Child’s Development
  • Nurturing and Caring for Your Children: Keeping Your Children Safe and Healthy
  • Exploring Your Family’s Culture and Language
  • Discipline: Your Role as Parents Over Time — Teacher and Guide

Course Format:
This course teaches participants how to facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program in their program. The course is delivered virtually via Zoom during four 4-hour live sessions on September 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2022, from 12 to 4 PM ET. These training sessions are followed by six monthly 1-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live sessions and at 4 of the 6 reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

# of hours:
22 total hours that includes 16 training hours and 6 hours of reflective practice

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children and currently facilitate or are interested in implementing parenting programs or groups.

What you will learn?:

  • Strategies for engaging parents in conversations about their children’s development using Touchpoints-informed practice within a group
  • Strategies for supporting parental mastery as parents practice new skills within a group
  • Group facilitation techniques, including how to use the Touchpoints Approach with a group

 

Pre-requisite:
To participate in this training, providers must have previously completed this Brazelton Touchpoints Center training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Click Here

 

Number of participants:
Minimum of 15
Maximum of 18

Price:
$625

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $600.
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

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 specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Sep
15
Thu
Touchpoints: Facilitating the Parenting Program
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beginning September 13, 2022

The Touchpoints Parenting Program is a practical, preventive curriculum designed to meet the needs of today’s families with the goal of supporting positive parent-child relationships. The curriculum consists of a series of parenting modules that early childhood program leaders can facilitate in their program to come alongside parents as they learn about their children and address issues facing their families.
The Touchpoints Parenting Program meets the Head Start Program Performance Standard for Parenting Curriculum.


The Parenting Program Modules include:

  • Parenting Your Unique Child: Joys and Challenges
  • Understanding Your Child’s Development
  • Nurturing and Caring for Your Children: Keeping Your Children Safe and Healthy
  • Exploring Your Family’s Culture and Language
  • Discipline: Your Role as Parents Over Time — Teacher and Guide

Course Format:
This course teaches participants how to facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program in their program. The course is delivered virtually via Zoom during four 4-hour live sessions on September 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2022, from 12 to 4 PM ET. These training sessions are followed by six monthly 1-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live sessions and at 4 of the 6 reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

# of hours:
22 total hours that includes 16 training hours and 6 hours of reflective practice

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children and currently facilitate or are interested in implementing parenting programs or groups.

What you will learn?:

  • Strategies for engaging parents in conversations about their children’s development using Touchpoints-informed practice within a group
  • Strategies for supporting parental mastery as parents practice new skills within a group
  • Group facilitation techniques, including how to use the Touchpoints Approach with a group

 

Pre-requisite:
To participate in this training, providers must have previously completed this Brazelton Touchpoints Center training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Click Here

 

Number of participants:
Minimum of 15
Maximum of 18

Price:
$625

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $600.
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

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 specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Sep
19
Mon
Families in Recovery: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginning September 2022

This training will explore how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers create and nurture collaborative partnerships with parents living with substance use disorder (SUD) and their children who have experienced prenatal exposure.

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based, developmental-relational practice that builds collaborative family-provider partnerships in service of strong, healthy family-child relationships from before birth throughout early childhood. Touchpoints applies a deep understanding of children’s behavior as the primary family engagement strategy by anticipating known periods of increased stress in family functioning that are associated with developmental processes. Touchpoints builds strong, trusting partnerships between families and providers that can then effectively manage concerns that might arise about a child, or a family in recovery. Building relationships with families in recovery and their children who might have had prenatal exposure presents its own unique challenges.

All providers who work with families of young children can benefit from learning about Touchpoints. If you work with young children and families who live in the context of SUD, this professional development offering will help you apply a strengths-based approach to supporting yourself, children, and families all affected by the substance use and recovery process.

Course Format:
This course consists of six modules. Each module will be facilitated in a 4-hour live, interactive webinar format, beginning on May 3, 2022. These modules are then followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live training sessions and reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

Live webinar dates/times:
Monday, September 19, 12 pm–4 pm EST
Friday, September 23, 12 pm–4 pm EST
Friday, September 30, 12 pm–4 pm EST
Tuesday, October 4, 12 pm–4 pm EST
Friday, October 7, 12 pm–4 pm EST
Tuesday, October 11, 12 pm–4 pm EST

Click Here for Brazelton Touchpoints Center Virtual Learning Readiness Checklist

# of hours:
28

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

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children, including pediatric health care providers, mental health practitioners, early care and educators, home visitors, early interventionists, recovery coaches, recovery counselors, 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

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $725
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

Somos Latinx Families
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This free webinar series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Latinx families. All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations!

Exploring what it means to be a parent as part of the Latinx community, raising Latinx children while navigating U.S. mainstream cultures, and connecting Latinx cultural identities to physical and mental health. Join us as we create a Latinx parent community of mutual learning and support.

The six-part series begins on Monday, September 19, 2022, and will be held every other Monday, from 3 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 to 1:30 PM PT, through November 28, 2022.

All webinars are 1 hour followed by a NEW 30-minute Q&A session with our panelists. You are invited to attend any and all episodes that interest you!

Each webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes a Q&A session with our panelists. 

  • Monday, September 19: What does it mean to be Latinx and a Latinx parent in 2022?
  • Monday, October 3: Embracing our Latinx Identities and Parenting Our Children to Know Who They Are
  • Monday, October 17: Becoming Allies for our Latinx Children who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Monday, October 31- Latinx Parenting: Our Emotional Health and Well-Being
  • Monday, November 14- Latinx Parenting: Our Children’s Emotional Health and Well-Being
  • Monday, November 28- Looking Forward: Hopes and Dreams for Our Latinx Children

 

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Registration Fee: FREE

Where: Online 

Live Spanish translation and closed captioning are available.

Sep
20
Tue
Touchpoints: Facilitating the Parenting Program
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beginning September 13, 2022

The Touchpoints Parenting Program is a practical, preventive curriculum designed to meet the needs of today’s families with the goal of supporting positive parent-child relationships. The curriculum consists of a series of parenting modules that early childhood program leaders can facilitate in their program to come alongside parents as they learn about their children and address issues facing their families.
The Touchpoints Parenting Program meets the Head Start Program Performance Standard for Parenting Curriculum.


The Parenting Program Modules include:

  • Parenting Your Unique Child: Joys and Challenges
  • Understanding Your Child’s Development
  • Nurturing and Caring for Your Children: Keeping Your Children Safe and Healthy
  • Exploring Your Family’s Culture and Language
  • Discipline: Your Role as Parents Over Time — Teacher and Guide

Course Format:
This course teaches participants how to facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program in their program. The course is delivered virtually via Zoom during four 4-hour live sessions on September 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2022, from 12 to 4 PM ET. These training sessions are followed by six monthly 1-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live sessions and at 4 of the 6 reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

# of hours:
22 total hours that includes 16 training hours and 6 hours of reflective practice

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children and currently facilitate or are interested in implementing parenting programs or groups.

What you will learn?:

  • Strategies for engaging parents in conversations about their children’s development using Touchpoints-informed practice within a group
  • Strategies for supporting parental mastery as parents practice new skills within a group
  • Group facilitation techniques, including how to use the Touchpoints Approach with a group

 

Pre-requisite:
To participate in this training, providers must have previously completed this Brazelton Touchpoints Center training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Click Here

 

Number of participants:
Minimum of 15
Maximum of 18

Price:
$625

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $600.
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

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 specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Sep
21
Wed
Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) Training Program
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

September 21 & 22 (W & Th) 9 AM – 5 PM ET Each Day

COURSE FULL

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 infants’:

    • 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 21 & 22 (W & Th) 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 with course faculty. In addition, the Brazelton Institute offers monthly open mentoring sessions to all NBO trainees. 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 the 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 23

Price:
$685

Tuition includes:

  • access to pre-training activities and all materials
  • NBO kit
  • understanding Newborn Behavior and Early Relationships: The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook
  • 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
  • access to Brazelton Institute monthly open mentoring sessions
  • 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

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

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Sep
22
Thu
Touchpoints: Facilitating the Parenting Program
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beginning September 13, 2022

The Touchpoints Parenting Program is a practical, preventive curriculum designed to meet the needs of today’s families with the goal of supporting positive parent-child relationships. The curriculum consists of a series of parenting modules that early childhood program leaders can facilitate in their program to come alongside parents as they learn about their children and address issues facing their families.
The Touchpoints Parenting Program meets the Head Start Program Performance Standard for Parenting Curriculum.


The Parenting Program Modules include:

  • Parenting Your Unique Child: Joys and Challenges
  • Understanding Your Child’s Development
  • Nurturing and Caring for Your Children: Keeping Your Children Safe and Healthy
  • Exploring Your Family’s Culture and Language
  • Discipline: Your Role as Parents Over Time — Teacher and Guide

Course Format:
This course teaches participants how to facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program in their program. The course is delivered virtually via Zoom during four 4-hour live sessions on September 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2022, from 12 to 4 PM ET. These training sessions are followed by six monthly 1-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at all live sessions and at 4 of the 6 reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

# of hours:
22 total hours that includes 16 training hours and 6 hours of reflective practice

Audience:
Professionals who work with families of young children and currently facilitate or are interested in implementing parenting programs or groups.

What you will learn?:

  • Strategies for engaging parents in conversations about their children’s development using Touchpoints-informed practice within a group
  • Strategies for supporting parental mastery as parents practice new skills within a group
  • Group facilitation techniques, including how to use the Touchpoints Approach with a group

 

Pre-requisite:
To participate in this training, providers must have previously completed this Brazelton Touchpoints Center training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
Click Here

 

Number of participants:
Minimum of 15
Maximum of 18

Price:
$625

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $600.
Click Here for more information on the BTC Learning Network

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

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 specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Sep
26
Mon
Parenting While Rising to Child Developmental Challenges
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This free, 6-episode virtual conversation series offers a warm and inviting opportunity to connect with other parents and families of children with differences in or challenges to their development. Through a series of conversations with parents of children with developmental differences, challenges, or disabilities, we will explore the unique and common experiences of loving and raising children whose developmental process and journey is delayed or atypical. We will discuss the challenges and joys of family life with children with a wide array of ways of being in the world.

Over the six conversations, we will cover topics near and dear to the hearts and experiences of families as we all learn from each other about how to best support and advocate for our children, the whole family, and our communities.

The six-part series begins on Monday, September 26, 2022, and will be held on Monday, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5  and December 19 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 to 1:30 PM PT. All webinars are 1 hour followed by a NEW 30-minute Q&A session with our panelists. You are invited to attend any and all episodes that interest you!

Each webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes a Q&A session with our panelists. 

  • Monday, September 26 – The Whole Child
  • Monday, October 24 – The Day We Found Out
  • Monday, November 7 – Getting What You And Your Child Need From The Professionals
  • Monday, November 21 – What Developmental Differences Mean Where I Come From
  • Monday, December 5 – Siblings Of Children With Developmental Differences
  • Monday, December 19 – The Long View: What Will Happen To My Child When…?

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Registration Fee: FREE

Where: Online 

Live Spanish translation and closed captioning are available.

Sep
28
Wed
Learning to Listen: Meeting the Challenges Facing Our Youth
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Episode I: Meeting the Challenges Facing Our Youth

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT

In this first conversation of BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change Fall series, Geoffrey Canada, Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, will share with us what he is learning with children, parents, and teachers about the many ways in which the pandemic continues to disrupt children’s learning, development, and wellbeing, and his call to action – for all of us.

Geoffrey Canada is a leading advocate for children and an innovator in the field of education. Canada grew up in one of the most devastated communities in the United States, the South Bronx, raised by a single mother. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, and eventually went on to earn a master’s degree at Harvard University. He vowed to help children who grew up in disadvantaged circumstances to succeed through education.

Canada created the Harlem Children’s Zone, a birth-through-college network of programs that today serves more than 13,000 low-income students and families in a 97-block area of Central Harlem in New York City.

The unprecedented success of the Harlem Children’s Zone has attracted the attention of the media and leaders around the world. In 2011, Canada was named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine in 2014. President Barack Obama created the Promise Neighborhoods Initiative to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone model across the country,

Canada has been profiled extensively in the media, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal60 MinutesThe Oprah Winfrey Show, and Forbes, among others. He was featured in the documentary about the dire state of American education Waiting for Superman and has received more than 25 honorary degrees including ones from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania.

He has also influenced a new generation of education reformers through his writings, having published essays in The New York TimesThe New York Daily News, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy as well as two critically acclaimed books on poverty and violence: Fist Stick Knife Gun and Reaching Up for Manhood.

After 30 years with the organization, Canada stepped down in 2014 as Chief Executive Officer of the Harlem Children’s Zone but continues to serve as President.

In June 2020, Canada founded The William Julius Wilson Institute (WJW), which will serve as the national platform to help communities impacted by poverty across the country design and implement their own place-based programs —and its first initiative will be to combat the devastation of COVID-19 in the Black community.

Thank you to our sponsor!

 

To view recordings of the entire Learning to Listen series, visit our YouTube channel.

Questions? Contact Michael Accardi

 

Support from our community of donors makes Learning to Listen possible! Every gift of any size helps BTC offer free and accessible programming throughout the entire year!

 Sponsorship opportunities are also available for Learning to Listen. Contact Michael Accardi today to learn more!

Oct
3
Mon
Somos Latinx Families
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This free webinar series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Latinx families. All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations!

Exploring what it means to be a parent as part of the Latinx community, raising Latinx children while navigating U.S. mainstream cultures, and connecting Latinx cultural identities to physical and mental health. Join us as we create a Latinx parent community of mutual learning and support.

The six-part series begins on Monday, September 19, 2022, and will be held every other Monday, from 3 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 to 1:30 PM PT, through November 28, 2022.

All webinars are 1 hour followed by a NEW 30-minute Q&A session with our panelists. You are invited to attend any and all episodes that interest you!

Each webinar is 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes a Q&A session with our panelists. 

  • Monday, September 19: What does it mean to be Latinx and a Latinx parent in 2022?
  • Monday, October 3: Embracing our Latinx Identities and Parenting Our Children to Know Who They Are
  • Monday, October 17: Becoming Allies for our Latinx Children who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Monday, October 31- Latinx Parenting: Our Emotional Health and Well-Being
  • Monday, November 14- Latinx Parenting: Our Children’s Emotional Health and Well-Being
  • Monday, November 28- Looking Forward: Hopes and Dreams for Our Latinx Children

 

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Registration Fee: FREE

Where: Online 

Live Spanish translation and closed captioning are available.