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Location: Brattleboro

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 33

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Michelle Rovnak
(802) 656-9195

Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement Benjamin Rackliffe

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
Instructor: 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. This Seven-module course is presented in seven 1.5-hour sessions live via Zoom and 1.5-hours of asynchronous work online, followed by six monthly one-hour reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required for all sessions; sessions are not recorded. 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 In-Person Training in Brattleboro This course is presented in three 7-hour in-person sessions (includes multiple breaks) Followed by six monthly one-hour reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required for 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
April 5, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
April 19, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 3, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information

One hour per month live reflective practice sessions via Zoom from June 2024 – November 2024 Training location: Winston Prouty Campus, Holton Hall, 130 Austine Dr., Brattleboro, VT