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Location: Brattleboro

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 19.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Tonya Kangas
(802) 257-2101

Touchpoints Individual Level Training Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development
Instructor: Mary Coogan and Nancy Witherill

The Touchpoints Model, developed by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, emphasizes the importance of relationships in supporting the development of children, families and practitioners. This training introduces an approach to our work with families that departs from the traditional medical and helping models by combining knowledge and perspectives of child and family development with a family-centered, relationship based practice. Touchpoints training is based upon the following concepts: Using child behavior as a language with parents toward the goal of promoting optimal child outcomes; Valuing each parent's strengths to promote parental competence, confidence and self-advocacy skills; Strengthening families through specific communication and relationship building techniques and strategies for providers; Establishing and sustaining therapeutic alliances with families.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Families & Communities
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
October 4, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
November 1, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
November 15, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information

Location: Winston Prouty Center Holton Hall, 209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro. Closed the public