WV Brazelton Touchpoints Training

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WV Brazelton Touchpoints Training

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center has certified the IMPACT WV program at the CED as a Brazelton Touchpoints Training Site to make training opportunities available to the state’s community of family-facing providers. Offering the new trainings will help support West Virginia families in recovery and their children who have experienced prenatal exposure. 

Participants can enroll in Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement in the Context of Substance Use Disorder

What is it?

Brazelton Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach for building strong family-child relationships from before birth through the 5. Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development. This course consists of eight modules. Each module will take approximately 3 hours to complete. 

The Touchpoints Training provides a practical, preventive approach that supports professionals in forming strength-based partnerships with families.          

What Do Providers Learn?

  • Strategies to build partnerships with parents that promote family strengths
  • A framework to understand children’s behavior that is challenging and confusing
  • Techniques for talking with families about child development concerns Strategies for active listening, collaborative problem-solving, and relationship building


Sue Workman, BS, CCRP, Touchpoints certified facilitator and site coordinator

Amanda Newhouse, LICSW and assistant professor in the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

Dr. Tina Antill Keener, Assistant Professor with the WVU School of Nursing

This training can be provided for individual organizations who would like to sponsor a cohort of learners. For more information, contact Sue Workman at charlotte.workman@hsc.wvu.edu.