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May 5, 2017
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health from birth, which is essential to a child’s healthy development. The theme for 2017 is “Finding Help, Finding Hope.” The focus is on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth, and young adults who experience mental or substance use disorders.
Through our professional development program offerings—Family Connections, Touchpoints, and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO)—BTC empowers both “Help and Hope.”
Family Connections is an early childhood mental health consultation and professional staff development program of Boston Children’s Hospital that supports early childhood and home visiting programs in their outreach to families facing mental health challenges, particularly parental depression.
BTC also offers a blend of both Family Connections and the Brazelton Touchpoints approach to working with children and families to support social and emotional development and well-being and relationship building.
Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO), provided through the Brazelton Institute, housed at BTC, supports children’s mental health from the day of birth.