Supporting Young Children and Families in the Return to Early Learning Settings

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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Trauma & Healing When Working with Adults & Children: The Developmental-Relational Perspective

What do we mean when we say that someone has experienced trauma, or that trauma has affected adult or child development? Individuals experience stressful or traumatic events differently. Stress can occur on a continuum from healthy to toxic varieties. In this webinar, you will learn about the impact of toxic stress and traumatic events on the interactions between and among adult family members, children, and providers.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, July 20, 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:

  • Learn how stress occurs on a continuum from healthy to toxic levels
  • Understand the different ways individuals might respond to, cope with, and adapt to traumatic experiences
  • Reflect on how to engage in strengths-based interactions with children and adults 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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Applying A Developmental-Relational Framework in Working w/ Adults Who’ve Experienced Trauma

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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Applying A Developmental-Relational Framework to Building Children’s Early Emotional Health

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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WEBINAR: Hope in the Face of Adversity: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder

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: Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health

When working with families, especially within today’s current crises, it is important that everyone’s experience of a situation is heard and understood. This requires reflecting on all points of view: one’s own, the child’s and that of their family members. In this webinar, you will learn how to adapt and apply reflective practice and perspective-taking to your virtual work with children and families.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, June 10, 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 early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

What you will learn:

    • How to use perspective-taking to consider each person’s individual experience of situations and crises
    • How to use reflective practice to take perspective

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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WEBINAR: Building Resilience while Social Distancing: Parental Depression & Coping

Social isolation can have a profound impact on parental mental health and resilience, affecting both parents and their children. This webinar will explore the similarities between isolation and depression, paying close attention to the distinct needs and behaviors of parents suffering from depression and anxiety. You will learn coping skills you can share with parents to address the effects of isolation in the short and long terms. You will also learn when to consult with mental health professionals in your work with families.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Thursday, June 17, 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 early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

What you will learn:

    • The similarities and differences between isolation and depression
    • Coping skills parents can use to address the effects of social distancing
    • When and how to engage mental health professionals in your work 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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WEBINAR: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents

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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WEBINAR: Using Culturally Responsive Practices During Transitions

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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WEBINAR: Partnering with Families in Culturally Responsive Ways During Challenging Times

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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