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Next training

July 26-27, 2019

8 AM - 5 PM


Thomas Berry Brazelton, author and developer of the Touchpoints Approach died March 13, 2018 in Barnstable, MA.

T. Berry Brazelton was born in Waco, TX on May 10, 1918. He was an American pediatrician, author, and the developer of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Brazelton hosted the cable television program What Every Baby Knows, and wrote a syndicated newspaper column. In 1996, he founded the Brazelton Touchpoints Center® (BTC) at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he continues to promote strengths-based, family-centered care in pediatric and early education settings around the world. The Waco Touchpoints Site is one of 80 established Touchpoints sites in the world.

Dr. Brazelton Explains Touchpoints/Touches on Systems Theory

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton reflects on the importance of Early Learning and Development!


The Waco Touchpoints Training Team has trained more than 200 early childhood educators and practitioners since 2012.

The Touchpoints Approach

  • Changes the focus from what’s wrong, to what's right.
  • Doesn’t tell parents what to do, but instead listens to what families need and supports the discovery of what is best for their children.
  • Touchpoints is a practical approach for enhancing the competence of parents and building strong family-child relationships from before birth through the earliest years.
  • This lays the vital foundation for children’s healthy development.
  • Touchpoints offers a training model for practitioners that emphasize the building of supportive alliances between parents and professional around key points in the development of young children.

Waco Touchpoints Goals

  • For parents to strengthen their parenting skills and the parent-child relationship
  • For practitioners to improve in their knowledge and skills in working with children and families.
  • For practitioners to more effectively support and communicate with parents regarding their child’s development
  • For community partners to see the focus on early childhood as for the “common good” and accordingly build stronger networks with one another.

For more information visit the Brazelton Touchpoint Center at

Baylor University’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Child and Family Studies is serving as the lead agency for the Waco Touchpoints Coalition.



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