Family-to-Family Real Talk Series

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The Brazelton Touchpoints Center’s Family-to-Family Real Talk Series creates dialogue and connections that build community between and among affinity groups of parents, and open up safe spaces for honest conversations about challenges and opportunities that matter to their families today.

In 2024, we offer six distinct and free conversation series driven by and for Black, LGBTQ2IA+, Latinx, and Indigenous parents and families, as well as families raising children with developmental delays, disabilities, or severe chronic medical conditions. Each series includes five episodes, each focused on a different topic or issue facing families today. All conversations are one hour, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with our parent panelists, and have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.

All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations! Attend any and all episodes that interest you!

Parenting While Black 
March – June 2024

Parenting While Black offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Black families. In this series, Black parent leaders, advocates, innovators, academics, and entrepreneurs facilitate conversations and opportunities for reflection, sharing, inquiry, and engagement.

This series is moderated by Eurnestine Brown, PhD, Director of Relational Equity and Belonging at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.


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LGBTQ2IA+ Families Then and Now
May – June 2024

LGBTQ2IA+ Families Then and Now provides space for exploring contemporary opportunities and challenges for same-sex parents and families. Through conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQ2IA+ as well as young adults who were raised by LGBTQ2IA+ parents, we explore the changing landscape of LGBTQ2IA+ parenting during the last several decades.

This series is moderated by Laura Benkov, PhD, a clinical psychologist and author of Reinventing the Family: The Emerging Story of Lesbian and Gay Parents (Crown, 1994).


Explore the Spring 2022 series
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Turtle Talk: Collectively Raising Indige-babies
May – October 2024

 Through conversations with families raising Indigenous babies and children, we will think together about what it is like to nurture children in our world today. This series explores the many ways in which families help their children grow their Native identities and connections with land, while navigating diverse systems of care and learning.

This series is convened through the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative (IELC) Institute with Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, EdD, IELC Institute Director, Co-Founder, and Principal Consultant at First Light Education Project. 


Somos Latinx Families 
October – November 202
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Somos Latinx Families offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Latinx families. Participants explore what it means to be a parent as part of the Latinx community, raising Latinx children while navigating U.S. mainstream cultures, and connecting Latinx cultural identities to physical and mental health. Join us as we create a Latinx parent community of mutual learning and support. 

Explore the Fall 2022 series
Explore the Fall 2023 series

Parenting While Rising to Child Developmental Challenges
September – December 202
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Parenting While Rising to Child Developmental Challenges offers a warm and inviting opportunity to connect with other parents and families of children with differences in or challenges to their development. Participants explore the unique and common experiences of loving and raising children whose developmental process and journey is delayed or atypical.

We discuss the challenges and joys of family life with children with a wide array of ways of being in the world. Over the five conversations, we will cover topics near and dear to the hearts and experiences of families as we all learn from each other how to best support and advocate for our children, the whole family, and our communities.

This series is moderated by Jayne Singer, PhD, IECMH-E®, Director of Developmental and Relational Health at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

Explore the Fall 2022 series
Explore the Fall 2023 series

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BTC’s Family-to-Family Real Talk Series creates dialogue and connections that build community between and among affinity groups of parents, and open up safe spaces for honest conversations about challenges and opportunities that matter to their families today.

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