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.
- 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.