2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum

The 2018 Brazelton Touchpoints Center National Forum: Celebrate the Legacy, Empower the Future is truly unique and special as we celebrate Dr. Brazelton’s 100th Birthday with two exciting days of knowledge sharing and learning.

Day One, Monday, April 23, 2018

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The first day of the 2018 National Forum is the Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium, featuring speakers working on the frontlines of social justice:

Geoffrey Canada, visionary thought leader, education advocate, and President of the ground-breaking Harlem Children’s Zone, which has become a national model for empowering families and children
Sandra Gutierrez, Founder and National Director of Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors, the nation’s first evidence-based training program developed by and for Latino parents
Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, President of the PEN American Center, leading LGBT rights activist, and author of the best-selling book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Vice President for Program Initiatives at the American Indian College Fund, the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton 100th Birthday Celebration, 6 p.m.

It’s not every day that people turn 100 years old, especially someone as revolutionary as Dr. Brazelton!  Join us on Monday at 6 p.m. for an evening of celebration, toasts, good food, and much merriment as we honor and thank Dr. Brazelton for a lifetime of transformational impact on children and families the world over!

Day Two, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Touchpoints Site Network Professional Development Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Touchpoints Site Network Professional Development Day brings together Touchpoints team members and individual practitioners from across the country to engage as a learning community in knowledge sharing, networking, and supporting Touchpoints dissemination and integration.

Forum Details

Registration Information
Registration is open – register today!!! Early bird registration rate of $445 ends on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Don’t miss out, register today!

Registration and fees include all three events on both days of the National Forum – the Brazelton Symposium (Monday, April 23, 2018), the 100th Birthday Celebration (Monday evening, April 23, 2018), and the Network Professional Development Day (Tuesday, April 24, 2018).

Venue and Room Rates
The 2018 National Forum will be held at the Boston Marriott Newton (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts, 617.969.1000), centrally located only a few miles west of downtown Boston, easily accessible from Logan International Airport by car, taxi, or rideshare, and immediately off of both the Massachusetts Turnpike and I-95.

A discounted rate for event participants is available through the hotel.  Book your room before March 24, 2018 to receive the discounted rate of $179 per night.  Contact the hotel directly at 617.969.1000 to make your reservation and be sure to mention the Boston Children’s Hospital Brazelton Touchpoints Center room block to secure the rate.


Contact Autumn Strausbaugh at autumn.strausbaugh@childrens.harvard.edu or 617.919.6056 for more information!