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.

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: May, and July 2022! Click here to learn more and register.

Price: $750/participant and attendance is limited to 18 participants.

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $725 (Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

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Continuing Education Credits

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.

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.

Social Workers:
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 20.25 ACE CE continuing education credits.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. This course has been approved for 20.25 continuing education credits.