Event Calendar

Sep
23
Sat
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) – Two Day Training @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1st floor, Room BY 151,
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

The Brazelton Institute is a training institute for clinicians and researchers, which provides training on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system. The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It used by researchers to study the effects of wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, cesarean section and other pre- and perinatal variables.

 

For further information visit the Brazelton Institute’s website.

Please contact Mai Nguyen-Kim for more information or to register.

 

 

Oct
5
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations — Two-day Training @ Harvard Medical School
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm

The Brazelton Institute is a training institute for clinicians and researchers, which provides training on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) systems.

The NBO is a clinical relationship-building tool used by pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, physician and occupational therapists, social workers, early intervention providers, home visitors, and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language and promote a positive relationship between parent and child from the very beginning.

The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It is used by researchers to study the effects of a wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, cesarean section, and other pre- and perinatal variables.

Register today!

Oct
16
Mon
Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training @ Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm

 

We offer the Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training program for teams in communities that have made the commitment to become a Touchpoints Site.

The Touchpoints Community Level Program is a five-day intensive training offered to communities that want to bring Brazelton Touchpoints to their family care system. A team of three or more providers from each community complete Touchpoints training in Boston and one year of ongoing mentor-ship that includes monthly contact, a site visit and a follow up meeting. This team delivers training to other professionals in their community in the Touchpoints Approach, with the support of Brazelton Touchpoints Center faculty.

For existing Touchpoints sites, we offer additional training to add or replace existing Touchpoints Team members. Participants must have completed Individual Level or Early Child Care and Education Training.

Please contact Mai Nguyen-Kim for registration information. 

Oct
26
Thu
Touchpoints Parenting Program Training @ Tosteson Medical Education Center Room 446
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm

The Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting Program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to implement and facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program, a practical, skills-based curriculum that supports positive parent-child relationships.  Participants will learn how to use the Developmental Framework and the Touchpoints Relational Strategies as a way of engaging parents in conversation about their children, provide anticipatory guidance and ways to support parental mastery.  Group discussion will include various structures for parent groups, group dynamics, and facilitation techniques.  Participants will engage in interactive exercises and reflective practice throughout the training.

The Touchpoints Parenting Program is designed to meet Head Start Program Performance Standards.  Prior completion of the Touchpoints Individual Level Training is required.  All participants receive a Parenting Program Facilitator Guide, and engage with our National Trainers post-training for three individual coaching sessions.  

Can’t attend the training in Boston on October 26 and 27th?  No worries – we can come to you!

Questions?  Contact Marlies Zammuto at marlies.zammuto@childrens.harvard.edu or 978.886.9041.

Ready to register?  Follow this link to reserve your spot in the October training!

Nov
9
Thu
Newborn Behavioral Observations — Two-day Training @ Harvard Medical School
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm

The Brazelton Institute is a training institute for clinicians and researchers, which provides training on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) systems.

The NBO is a clinical relationship-building tool used by pediatricians, nurses, infant mental health specialists, physician and occupational therapists, social workers, early intervention providers, home visitors, and other allied health professionals, to help parents understand their baby’s language and promote a positive relationship between parent and child from the very beginning.

The NBAS, now in its fourth edition, is the most comprehensive examination of newborn behavior available to researchers today. It is used by researchers to study the effects of a wide range of perinatal variables such as prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and other drugs, low birth weight, environmental toxins, cesarean section, and other pre- and perinatal variables.

Register today!

Nov
17
Fri
A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training Program @ Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm

A Systemic Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training Program

Brazelton Touchpoints Center Training Institute

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is offering a two-day training program as a resource for mental health practitioners, educational and family service worker supervisors, home visitors, directors, program managers and others working with young children and their families to implement Family Connections into practice in community settings.

Objectives:

  • Explore how Family Connections further enhances mental health consultation services to young children, their families, and early childhood professionals.
  • Explore how Family Connections supports further professional development for early childhood professionals.
  • Present the Family Connections practice framework, goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Illustrate Family Connections and Tell Me A Story training modules for providers and parents through presentations, case vignettes, and interactive exercises.

Family Connections provides an evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development specifically focused on building professional capacity, promoting the mental and social-emotional well-being of young children, their families, and providers, and understanding and supporting families facing depression and other adversities. It was developed with the support of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start Innovation and Improvement Grant to Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dec
5
Tue
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Harvard Medical School
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm

This two-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework, systems theory, relational framework, cultural sensitivity and reflective practice.

Register today!