This reflective practice session, designed for direct service practitioners, will offer support and reinforcement to become intentional and purposeful in the application of the Touchpoints™ Approach in practice.
Fathers and father figures play vital roles in the lives of children beyond that of supporting the mother-child relationship. However they are “often marginalized or ignored by a system of services that has grown to communicate with mothers as the primary advocates for children” (Brazelton Touchpoints Center®, 2007). Through observation of videotapes, group discussion, and role-plays, participants will deepen their knowledge and skill in the Touchpoints™ Approach. By using the principle of valuing and understanding the relationship between you and the caregiver, providers can support fathers and father figures’ involvement with their children.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Participants are encouraged to present case examples for group discussion on applying the Touchpoints™ principles and assumptions to specific cases.
Pre-requisite: Touchpoints™ Individual Level Training
This 2-hour session fulfills one of the three requirements for reflective practice in the Healthy Beginnings Program.