English 1A - 08/02/2011 08:00 am
Touchpoints are periods during which a child’s spurt in development results in pronounced disruptions in the family system. The goal of the Touchpoints Model is to change individual practice and cause a shift in the larger system around the care of families by combining relationship building and child development into a framework that service providers can use to enhance their work with children and families.
Learning objectives of this training include:
·Understand the Touchpoints developmental and relationship-based framework of service delivery.
·Understand the Touchpoints model within the context of disorganization in a child’s development.
·Learn how to apply anticipatory guidance in supporting parents during periods of vulnerability
·Apply elements of the Touchpoints Model as a way to reflect on work with children, families, and other service providers.
·Enhance observation and interview techniques through watching and listening to a skilled Touchpoints practitioner.