Brazelton Touchpoints Center Fall Training Institute: Family Connections Training Program for Touchpoints Trained Providers & Leaders

October 17, 2014 – October 18, 2014 all-day
Brazelton Touchpoints Center
1295 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Debra Sosin

Family Connections Training Program for Touchpoints Trained Providers & Leaders

Join us for this exciting professional development opportunity!

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

Family Connections, developed with the support of a US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start Innovation and Improvement Grant to Boston Children’s Hospital, provides an evidence-based model for mental health consultation and professional development specifically focused on supporting providers, promoting mental health in young children and working with families facing depression and other adversities.

Objectives of the Family Connections Training Program

  • Present the Family Connections practice framework, goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Illustrate the Family Connections and Tell Me A Story training modules for providers and parents through presentations, case vignettes and interactive exercises. Touchpoints principles and assumptions will be highlighted to illustrate the power of using these tools to implement the Family Connections intervention and training.
  • Explore how blending Family Connections and Touchpoints further enhances mental health services to young children, their families and early childhood staff.
  • Explore how blending Family Connections and Touchpoints supports further professional development for early childhood providers.


What participants are saying about the training program:

“Touchpoints gave my ideas and feelings a voice and meaning. Entering the classrooms with the children and teachers has been a joy. But, I have been wondering about direction and methods to be effective with mental health consultation. Thank you for providing exactly those.”

“You have brought me hope, tools & refreshed my enthusiasm to cope with/help in the one area I get most questions around Touchpoints: But what do I do when there are real mental health issues? This has been powerful for me and I can’t wait to share it with others as I know it will help them in the difficult challenges that they face on a daily basis.”

Location: Brazelton Touchpoints Center – Boston, MA

Fee: $500 includes two-day training and three post-training group consultation calls; Optional $100 for printed manuals (or available online at no additional cost)

Prerequisite: Touchpoints training

Registration: Register here. Attendance is limited to 20 participants. For additional information contact: