Vermont Touchpoints Site

babyinmirrorThe Vermont Touchpoints Site, established in 2021, provides Touchpoints trainings to entities and individuals in the early childhood sector.  The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) runs the program with generous funding from the Vermont Maternal and Child Health Program.

Touchpoints is an evidence-based approach to building strong family-child relationships from before birth through five.  Providers who implement Touchpoints in their practice partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development. 

Touchpoints Training is for professionals who work with families of young children, including childcare educators, family childcare providers, home visitors, pediatricians, early intervention educators, and more. Training includes:

  • Strategies for building partnerships with parents that promote family strengths
  • A framework to understand why children’s behavior can sometimes be challenging and confusing
  • Techniques for talking with families about child development concerns
  • How to actively listen to families and collaboratively solve problems related to child development or a child-family relationship

For more information about the evidence-base for the Touchpoints approach, visit the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.




VT Touchpoints Site Contact:                                                                                            

Rachel Wallace-Brodeur, MS, MEd, CPHQ



Upcoming Touchpoints Trainings

Fall 2022
Mondays, 12:30-4:30 pm
September 19 and 26, October 3, 10, 17
  • Deadline to register is September 9th, 2022
  • Participants are required to commit to full attendance in five 4-hour live sessions online via Zoom (sessions are not recorded), followed by six monthly one-hour reflective practice sessions.
  • Registration is limited to 20 participants
  • Registration Link
  • There is no cost to participants for this training thanks to generous funding by the Maternal Child Health Program.

For more information about upcoming trainings or how to schedule a training for your entity, please contact Michelle Rovnak, VCHIP Project Coordinator.