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Location: Burlington

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 Touchpoints at the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program
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 practic, 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 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 24, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
May 1, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
May 8, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
May 15, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
May 22, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Additional Information

In addition to the trainings listed there will be 6 reflective practice sessions held once a month for 6 months (June-November 2023). The dates and times will be determined by the cohort.