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Child Development

Touchpoints Training: The How of Child and Family Engagement (DEC 2024)

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

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Touchpoints Training for Mental Health Clinicians and Developmental Services Providers (JAN 2025)

This course is an adaptation for clinicians working with families and children with developmental and/or mental health challenges.

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Touchpoints Training: The How of Child and Family Engagement (Sept 2024)

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BTC’s Dr. Dewana Thompson on Bringing Touchpoints to School-age Settings

M. Dewana Thompson, PhD, always knew she wanted to work with children and families. She attributes much of her interest to her mother, who taught for 30 years in New York City’s public schools. “She always brought a sense of understanding to her family, that children were part of a larger system,” Dr. Thompson recalls. 

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The Expanded Child Tax Credit: A Pediatrician’s Perspective and Call to Action

“Tengo hambre,” (I’m hungry), my 4-year-old patient cried from her pregnant mother’s lap. I called the food pantry, but it was closed on a Saturday. 211, the hunger emergency line, yielded a busy tone. Would the 4-year-old eat dinner that night? How would the mother’s skipped meals impact the health of her growing fetus?

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Touchpoints in Schools

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) offers two professional development trainings for professionals who work with children in grades K–6, both in school and in out-of-school time settings. Participants learn strategies to build strengths-based and culturally responsive relationships with families that last.

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Inside a Child’s Mind (Sept 2024)

Learn how you can enter into each child’s world, understand what they are experiencing, and best support their unique developmental process.

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Remembering Robie Harris: Educator, Children’s Book Author, and Freedom Fighter

Berry Brazelton’s next-door neighbor, good friend, and colleague, Robie Harris — the celebrated children’s book author, educator, and fighter for freedom of expression — died at the age of 83 on January 6, 2024. Robie was best known for her best-selling and most frequently banned of all books for children about reproduction, sexuality, and sexual health.

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Seven New Touchpoints Training Sites Join the BTC Learning Network

The BTC Learning Network has welcomed seven new Touchpoints Training Sites this year. Touchpoints Training Sites are organizations or systems of care that BTC prepares to deliver Touchpoints training and mentoring in their own communities.

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Understanding Family Engagement Outcomes: Research to Practice Series

As part of their work leading the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, BTC researchers and staff developed a Research to Practice Series on Understanding Family Engagement Outcomes.

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