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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 33

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Michelle Rovnak
(802) 656-9195

Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement Deb Norris

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Instructor: Breena Holmes, MD, FAAP and Rachel Wallace-Brodeur, MS, MEd, CPHQ

The Touchpoints Approach is an evidence-based method for building strong family-child relationships from before birth through age five. This intensive training program provides a practical, preventive approach that supports professionals in forming strengths-based partnerships with families. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning, healthy development and family engagement. What you will practice: • Strategies for building partnerships with parents that promote family strengths • A framework to understand why children’s behavior can sometimes be challenging and confusing • Techniques for talking with families about child development concerns • How to actively listen to families and collaboratively solve problems related to child development and family relationships Topics covered in the courses include: • Newborn, 9-month and Toddler Touchpoints of a child’s development • Being culturally responsive • Touchpoints principles of relationship-based practice • Providing anticipatory guidance This five-module course is presented in five 4-hour live sessions via Zoom, followed by six monthly one-hour reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required all sessions; sessions are not recorded.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
February 5, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
February 12, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
February 26, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
March 4, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
March 11, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
March 18, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
March 25, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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