Facilitating the Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting Curriculum Training

Pre-requisite: Must have completed an ILT

 

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Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

This three-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!

Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

This three-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!

FREE WEBINAR Helping Families Achieve Their Housing Goals

The Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) are committed to improving your program’s efforts to help families become more financially independent and strong. In this issue, we explore housing goals and economic mobility.

Access to affordable and stable housing can have a major impact on economic mobility for families. In this webinar, explore the relationship between housing stability and economic mobility. Learn how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can play a key role in connecting families to resources and opportunities to help them achieve their housing goals. This webinar is part of the Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM) webinar series

The Relationship Between Housing and Economic Mobility

Stable housing is critical to child development and family well-being. For young children, a stable home provides a positive environment for engaging in nurturing relationships with parents and other family members. For parents, a stable place to live ensures that they can devote their attention to their family rather than worry about housing. Parents are also better able to find and maintain steady employment to provide for their families.

Yet, for many families, stable and affordable housing is out of reach. Many families with low incomes struggle with the cost of housing. This can result in frequent moves, substandard housing conditions, or even homelessness. Housing uncertainty is often a large source of stress that over the long term poses risks to child and family well-being.

With more and more families renting in already tight rental markets, housing assistance programs can provide critical support. Some programs subsidize the cost of housing or provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness. Others help families finance the purchase of a home. Families that receive housing assistance are also more likely to enroll in more programs that offer benefits to further support families’ well-being.

There are many things that all programs can do to support their families to reach their housing goals, although specific services may vary by community. For example, Head Start staff can learn more about available housing supports and eligibility requirements for their families. The Helpful Links section below is a great place to start. Program staff can identify sources of support and resources in their community. They can also develop relationships with community partners to help Head Start families access what they need to find and maintain stable housing.

Join us for the next BFEM webinar, Helping Families Achieve Their Housing Goals, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to learn more about the connection between housing and economic mobility.

Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training

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 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. 

Making a Difference: Maternal Depression (Webinar)

Maternal depression encompasses a range of conditions that can affect women at any time, and occurs most often during pregnancy and in the first year postpartum.  Having a depressed mother can have a negative impact on young children’s behavior and social/emotional development. Home visitors and early childhood professionals are often best positioned to support very young children and their families. Infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) consultants can help home visitors and early care and education (ECE) providers learn the skills needed to support children and families who are experiencing the effects of maternal depression.

This webinar will explore the role of IECMH consultants in building staff capacity to identify maternal depression and support mothers and their young children through screening, support, and linkages to evidence-based prevention and treatment services. After attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how maternal depression affects infants and toddlers.
  • Understand how IECMH consultants can help ECE providers and home visitors identify maternal depression in the families they serve.
  • Identify strategies to address maternal depression in ECE and home visiting settings.

Who Should Attend? This webinar is for program directors in infant and early childhood mental health consultation, early care and education, Early Head Start and Head Start, and home visiting, as well as federal, state, tribal, and community maternal and child health agency workers.

Please forward this invitation to anyone who may be interested in attending.

Presenters: 

  • Deborah Perry, Expert Mentor with the Center of Excellence for IECMHC, and Director of Research and Evaluation and a Research Professor at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
  • Cathy Ayoub, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Director of Research and Evaluation at Brazelton Touchpoint Center
  • Debra Sosin, Program Manager for Family Connections at Brazelton Touchpoint Center

Please register by March 26, 2018 to receive webinar login information.

Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

This three-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!

2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum: Celebrate the Legacy, Empower the Future

The 2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum: Celebrate the Legacy, Empower the Future is truly unique and special as we celebrate Dr. Brazelton’s 100th Birthday with two exciting days of knowledge sharing and learning.

 

To learn more and register for the event visit: www.brazeltontouchpoints.org/nationalforum

 

Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training

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. 

Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

This three-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!