Honoring Dr. T. Berry Brazelton (1918 -2018): A Symposium and Celebration

Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center on Monday, April 23rd for a truly unique and engaging celebration of the life and impact of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a revolutionary figure in the fields of pediatrics, child development, and family engagement!

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium

The celebration kicks off on Monday morning at 9 a.m. with the Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium (registration and breakfast open at 8 a.m.), featuring speakers working on the frontlines of social justice:

Geoffrey Canada, 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: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy, 6 p.m.

Dr. T. Berry BrazeltonLater that evening at 6 p.m., join us for a celebration in honor of Dr. Brazelton, and his lifetime of transformational impact on children and families the world over. Join colleagues, providers, practitioners, supporters, and families from around the world for an evening of sharing memories, celebrating a legacy, and in keeping with how Dr. Brazelton would want it, much laughter and merriment!

Event Details

Date and Time

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium, Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $200 per ticket

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy, Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 6 p.m., $100 per ticket


Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
Tel: 617.969.1000

The Boston Marriott Newton is 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.  Parking is free and plentiful.

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Honor and celebrate Dr. Brazelton in a special way by sponsoring the event! Click here to learn more, or contact Michael Accardi at Michael.accardi@childrens.harvard.edu

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Can’t attend? Honor and celebrate Dr. Brazelton by making a gift today!

If you prefer to submit a paper registration please download and complete this form.