What is Touchpoints?

Touchpoints is an evidence-based theory of child development, based upon more than 60 years of research by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and his colleagues at Children’s Hospital in Boston and in communities around the world.

Touchpoints is a way of looking at child development that can make parent-child relationships stronger, starting before a child is born and continuing through early childhood. Touchpoints is a chance for parents and other caring adults to help each other understand children’s behaviors and how they learn. Doctors, nurses, early educators, case managers, and others can use Touchpoints to help support families.

NEW Research:
Read here to learn about how to recognize and address the psychological and behavioral impact of trauma on preschoolers.

Our Vision:
To develop the Syracuse Touchpoints site into a successful multidisciplinary group dedicated to building family partnerships and sustaining the Touchpoints approach.

Our Mission:
To strengthen parent-child relationships through a child-centered system of care.

For more information about Touchpoints or to schedule a training, click here.

The Syracuse Touchpoints site is a collaboration of the Onondaga County Health Department, Child Care Solutions, SUNY Empire State College, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and United Way of Central New York.