Facilitating the Touchpoints Parenting Program

What Is the Touchpoints Parenting Program?

The Touchpoints Parenting Program is a practical, preventative curriculum designed to meet the needs of today’s families with the goal of supporting positive parent-child relationships. The curriculum is a series of parenting modules designed to enable facilitators to come alongside parents as they learn about their children and address issues facing their families.

Parenting Modules include:

  • Parenting Your Unique Child: Joys and Challenges
  • Understanding Your Child’s Development
  • Exploring Your Family’s Culture and Language
  • Nurturing and Caring for Your Children: Keeping Your Children Safe and Healthy
  • Discipline: Your Role as Parents Over Time — Teacher and Guide

This course meets the Head Start Program Performance Standard
for Parenting Curriculum

What Do Providers Learn?

  • Strategies for engaging parents in conversation about their children’s development using Touchpoints informed practice within a group
  • Strategies for supporting parental mastery as parents practice new skills within a group
  • Group facilitation techniques based on the Touchpoints Approach

How Do Providers Learn?

  • Two days of interactive, learner-centered training
  • Role playing and group work facilitated by Touchpoints National Trainers
  • Six reflective practice sessions after training that reinforce the strategies and tools learned
  • Small class sizes that enhance learning outcomes

Pre-requisite: To participate in this training, providers must have completed Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement

Cost: $925 includes facilitator’s guide with parent resources

For additional information: Email touchpoints@childrens.harvard.edu 

What are people saying about this course?

“I came to this training a little skeptical about my ability to get together the logistics to start community parenting groups. I feel now that I have grabbed on to some ideas and concepts that I will be able to use.”
—Course participant

“This course was a perfect connection to my work and spoke to a need to have more concerted efforts to have more substantial time with parents to dig deeper into the constructs of being a parent. I am grateful for the structure and yet looseness of the modules to make it adaptable to a variety of parenting groups.”
—Course participant