Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement

What is Touchpoints?

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach to building strong family-child relationships from before birth through age 5. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development.

Touchpoints provides a practical, preventive approach that supports professionals in forming strength-based partnerships with families.

Who should attend this training?

All professionals who work with young children and their families, including child care educators, family child care providers, home visitors, pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners, early interventionists, child welfare workers, and more.

What do providers learn?

  • Strategies to build partnerships with parents that promote family strengths
  • A framework to understand children’s behavior that is 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

How do providers learn?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this training is currently being offered online. 

This course includes eight online modules, followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Each module includes one live, synchronous webinar session per week; asynchronous coursework and discussions; and reflection papers.

Our next offering begins on August 17, 2020. Learn more and register here.

After the training, providers’ impact will be:

  • Increased knowledge of the child development process
  • Reduction in behaviors being identified as challenging
  • Improved accuracy in referrals of children for additional services
  • Increased parental confidence and competence in supporting their child
  • Improved provider-family relationships

Next offering: Begins August 17, 2020; learn more and register here

Cost: $750/participant and attendance is limited to 25 participants.

For additional information, visit our Menu of Professional Development Services or email btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community?

BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu

Continuing Education Credits

We are now offering CMEs to physicians and nurses through Boston Children’s Hospital!

Physicians:
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses: 
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 20.25 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.