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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 33

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Michelle Rovnak
(802) 656-9195
michelle.rovnak@med.uvm.edu

Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement Benjamin Rackliffe

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Vermont Child Health Improvement (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 This five-module course is presented in five 4-hour sessions live via Zoom, followed by six monthly one-hour reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required for all sessions; sessions are not recorded.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Families & Communities
Focus
Session Dates
Session Times
April 4, 2024
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
April 11, 2024
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
April 18, 2024
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
May 2, 2024
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
May 9, 2024
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Additional Information

A $750 value FREE when you attend all sessions