Touchpoints in the Context of Developmental Challenges

July 26, 2021 all-day
Autumn Strausbaugh

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach to building strong family-child relationships from before birth throughout childhood. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development.

Touchpoints is a developmental-relational approach that applies a deep understanding of children’s behavior as the primary family-engagement strategy by anticipating known periods of increased stress in family functioning that are associated with developmental processes. Touchpoints builds strong, trusting partnerships between families and providers that can then effectively manage concerns that might arise about a child. Building relationships with families of children with special medical and developmental needs presents its own unique challenges.

This training will explore how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers create and nurture collaborative partnerships with families, including families affected by children’s special needs. If you work with young children and families, 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:
This course consists of six modules. Each module will be facilitated in a live, interactive webinar format. The course is followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at live sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

Live webinar dates/times:
Monday, July 26, 1-5pm EST
Thursday, July 29, 9am-12pm EST
Monday, August 2, 1-5pm EST
Thursday, August 5, 9am-12pm EST
Monday, August 9, 1-5pm EST
Thursday, August 12, 9am-12pm EST

Click here for Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s Virtual Learning Readiness Checklist.

# of hours:

Professionals who work with families of young children, including pediatric health care providers, mental health practitioners, early care and educators, home visitors, early interventionists, and more

What you will learn:

  • Strategies for building partnerships with parents that promote family strengths
  • A framework to understand why children’s behavior can sometimes be challenging and confusing
  • Techniques for talking with families about child development concerns
  • How to actively listen to families and collaboratively solve problems related to child development or a child-family relationship

Number of participants:
Minimum of 10
Maximum of 18


BTC Learning Network Member Price: $725
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This course is approved for 20.35 Continuing Education Credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists. Click here for more details.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? Our facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: