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Touchpoints professional development: An overview of Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement


Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based child and family engagement approach. This professional development program strengthens relationship based and developmentally informed practice for providers who work with young children and their families. It focuses on implementing a set of strength-based practices such as careful observation of children’s behavior and parents’ strengths to improve parent-provider and parent-child relationships that promote family health and wellness. It also provides the common language that can be used between and among providers as they work to create a partnership that supports seamless care for families. This practice-strengthening approach is intended to be embedded in the work that staff already do, rather than to add more time commitments and tasks to their work. The virtual Touchpoints: The How of Child & Family Engagement training includes nine interactive learning modules. In each module there is a 90 minute live, synchronous, session and 60-90 minutes of asynchronous, online, activities (video presentations, online discussions). The training also includes six months of reflective practice calls for one hour per month following the initial nine modules. (author abstract)

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