In This Issue | February 2018
The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is excited to bring you its latest quarterly newsletter, full of interesting news and highlights with an updated and refreshed look! In this edition, we pay tribute to the career and legacy of Ann Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPNP, do a roundup of the interesting resources and information we've posted on Facebook, and share with you our excitement about celebrating Dr. Brazelton's 100th birthday in Boston at the 2018 National Forum - an event not to be missed!
Ann Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPNP - Leaving a Lasting Legacy
Ann Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPNP, knew early in life what she wanted to be when she grew up. As the oldest of four girls, Ann recalls the value placed on family and education, and serving as a strong role model for her younger sisters. “We were an amazing, busy, wonderful family,” Ann says, adding that she learned early on one thing she wanted for herself and her future – to be a mother. 

Her family’s emphasis on education led Ann to another aspiration, that of being a nurse. “I loved the idea of taking care of people,” she says, with that love leading her to many new and unique opportunities throughout her storied career. Starting out as a charge nurse in an emergency room, Ann immediately gravitated to helping families navigate difficult and stressful situations. “I loved the crisis of the ER, and the relational aspect of helping families and taking care of them,” she adds. 

The 2018 National Forum:
Celebrate the Legacy, Empower the Future
Join us in April for the 2018 National Forum: Celebrate the Legacy, Empower the Future, as we celebrate Dr. Brazelton's 100th birthday !
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium, Monday, April 23 rd , 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (registration opens at 8) - $200

The celebration kicks off with a symposium featuring speakers working on the frontlines of social justice, and who are – in their own ways – carrying forward the guiding principles of Dr. Brazelton’s legacy:

  • Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Sandra Gutierrez, Founder and National Director, Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors
  • Andrew Solomon, leading LGBT rights activist and best-selling author
  • Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Vice President for Program Initiatives, American Indian College Fund

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton 100 th Birthday Celebration, Monday, April 23 rd , 6 p.m. - $100

In the evening, we will join together to fete and honor our friend and beloved colleague on this historic occasion of his 100th birthday – truly a party not to be missed!

Special hotel rates available until March 23 rd – reserve today!  
Touchpoints Site Network Professional Development Day, Tuesday, April 24 th

A professional development day for Touchpoints team members and practitioners actively using Touchpoints in their individual or organizational practice. For more information about joining the Network day, please contact Autumn Strausbaugh.  

 Honor and celebrate Dr. Brazelton in a very special way by becoming an event sponsor or a ticket angel! Contact Michael Accardi or click here to learn more .
Upcoming Events
Touchpoints training is hitting the road in 2018 and coming soon to a community near you!

Houston, Texas
April 4th to April 6th
United Way of Greater Houston

Boston, Massachusetts
June 20th to June 23rd
Harvard Medical School  

Chicago, Illinois
August 1st to August 3rd
Little Company of Mary Hospital 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 28th to August 30th
University of New Mexico

Los Angeles, California - DATES COMING SOON
Upcoming FREE Webinar!
Helping Families Prepare for Income Changes Throughout the Year
March 29th - 3:00 P.M. EST
Attend an NBO Training
NBO Certification Training
March 12th and March 13th - Harvard Medical School
Through our partnership with Boston Children's Hospital, you can now earn CME credits at an ILT - anywhere we offer them around the country!
In Case You Missed It...
In case you missed all the action on Facebook (or you aren't yet our Facebook friend!), we've been sharing a bunch of interesting articles and publications that highlight new research and knowledge about early child development, family engagement, and more. Here is just a sampling of some of things we're sharing within our community -  join us on Facebook today !

Notes from the Field
BTC faculty and staff are actively engaged in communities around the country, working to build strong families and responsive systems of care.
BTC Director, Joshua Sparrow, MD , who recently became an International Editor of the Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry, was a course director, co-developer and lecturer at a multi-day training program at the medical school of China's prestigious Shanghai Jiaotong University in December 2017. Additionally, Josh lent his expertise to several convenings, including an early childhood round-table organized by philanthropic partners in Princeton, New Jersey, and a committee organized by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
Cathy Ayoub, RN, EdD, BTC's Director of Research and Evaluation, published clinical and case management guidelines related to Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy that appeared in the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's Practice Guidelines. Cathy is one of the country's leading experts on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a form of medical child abuse in which a caregiver or parent makes up an illness or injury in a child or other person in their care.
Jayne Singer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and BTC Faculty member, retired from her role as Clinical Director of the Child and Parent Program in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children's Hospital in December 2017. Jayne will be transitioning to spend additional time working on projects with BTC's early care and education initiative and the broader Touchpoints community. Join us in congratulating Jayne on her service to the Child and Parent Program - we're looking forward to having her spend more time with us at BTC!

Did you know that Josh, Cathy, Jayne and other BTC faculty members are available to deliver keynote addresses, facilitate workshops, and provide strategic consultation through the BTC Speakers Bureau - learn more today!
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