Professional Development Offerings for Home Visitors

Touchpoints Individual Level Training: Enhancing Early Childhood Social-Emotional Development and Family Mental Health

Brazelton Touchpoints training and reflective mentorship provide practical, relational techniques for competent, caring home visitors, early educators, pediatric healthcare providers, and other professionals who respect families as equal partners in shared care-giving relationships.

Touchpoints-informed practice offers opportunities for providers to support parents in understanding and responding to their child’s behavior and strengths. This enhances family-child relationships, which is critical to a child’s social-emotional development and the mental health of the family.

Fee for training at Boston Children’s Hospital: $1200 per person—includes six months of ongoing mentoring.

On-site training: We can come on-site and deliver training to you. Please contact Mai Nguyen at mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu.

 

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO): Enhancing Social-Emotional Development and Family Mental Health from the Start

The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) is an evidence-based, structured set of 18 neurobehavioral observations that identify the capacities and behavioral repertoire of infants 0-12 weeks of age. With the NBO, the home visitor and parent together explore the baby’s competencies and vulnerabilities, gain a deeper understanding of how s/he communicates, and the kind of support the baby needs for optimal growth and development. The NBO supports the parent-child relationship right from the start, creating an optimal environment for the social-emotional development of the child.

Fee for training at Boston Children’s Hospital: $595 per person—includes three months of ongoing mentoring.

On-site training: We can come on-site and deliver training to you. Please contact Mai Nguyen at mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu.

 

Family Connections: Mental Health Consultation and Professional Development

Family Connections provides an evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development. This model:

  • builds professional capacity
  • promotes mental health and social-emotional wellness in young children, their families, and providers
  • deepens professionals’ understanding of families facing depression and other adversities

Fee for training at Boston Children’s Hospital: $500 per person

On-site training: We can come on-site and deliver training to you. Please contact Mai Nguyen at mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu.

 

For current training dates and locations, please visit our calendar.