Facilitating the Touchpoints Parenting Program (JUL24)

$675.00 / Seat

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Start Date: July 16, 2024
Contact Hours: 22

Learn how to implement the Touchpoints Parenting Program to engage, honor, and lift up family voice and strengths.

Month/year of Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement *

Purchasing 2 or more seats? You are considered a group and will have access to features that allow you to manage your group.

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The Touchpoints Parenting Program is a strengths-based, practical parenting curriculum designed to support healthy parent-child relationships. Through a series of facilitated parent groups, the program explores the impact of child developmental processes on the stress and relationships experienced within families, with the goal of promoting family well-being and preventing levels of stress that can be harmful to family functioning. This 22-hour intensive, online course provides experiential learning opportunities for participants seeking to facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program with groups of parents and other family caregivers in their agencies.

The Touchpoints Parenting Program meets the Head Start Program Performance Standard for Parenting Curriculum.

To participate in this training, providers must have previously completed this Brazelton Touchpoints Center training: Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement

Course format:
This course teaches participants how to facilitate the Touchpoints Parenting Program in their program. The course consists of 22 training hours, including four 4-hour virtual live sessions and 6 hours of monthly reflective practice. Attendance is required at all live sessions and at 4 of the 6 reflective practice sessions. Sessions are not recorded.

Session dates and times:

Live sessions are on the following days, 12-4 pm ET / 9-1 pm PT each day:

  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Thursday, July 25

What you will learn:

  • Strategies for engaging parents in conversations about their children’s development using Touchpoints-informed practice within a group
  • Strategies for supporting parental mastery as parents practice new skills within a group
  • Group facilitation techniques, including how to use the Touchpoints Approach with a group

The Parenting Program Modules include:

  • Parenting Your Unique Child: Joys and Challenges
  • Understanding Your Child’s Development
  • Nurturing and Caring for Your Children: Keeping Your Children Safe and Healthy
  • Exploring Your Family’s Culture and Language
  • Discipline: Your Role as Parents Over Time — Teacher and Guide

Number of participants:
Minimum of 15
Maximum of 20

Professionals who work with families of young children and currently facilitate or are interested in implementing parenting programs or groups.


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