Touchpoints Training Sessions - Monmouth Medical Center

For more information on Touchpoints, visit our website: Google “Touchpoints at MMC” or contact us by email: Martha in the Pediatrics Department: or Dr. Rekedal at or call: 732-923-7250.

Next Training Dates:

  • Monday June 17, 2024 | 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday August 6, 2024  | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday September 4, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Cost for the full two and one-half day course, including meals and continuing education credits is $200.

Please make checks payable to: “MMC Department of Pediatrics”
Write in memo space: “Touchpoints Registration”

Note: Please contact Dr. Rekedal for more information on fee schedules for employees of nonprofit or other charitable organizations.

Continuing Medical Education
The Monmouth Medical Center designates the full two and one-half days’ live activities for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Neither Dr. Deacon, Dr. Katz, Dr. Rekedal, Dr. Verma, nor MMC have any significant financial interest or relationship with any manufacturer of any commercial products discussed in this educational presentation.

Monmouth Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Who We Train
The Brazelton Touchpoints Regional Training Site at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center offers innovative training opportunities for professionals devoted to the care of young children and their parents. The program offerings are designed to meet the varied needs of healthcare, childcare, educators and social service professionals. Providers at all levels are challenged to expand their understanding of families, discover new ways of building sustaining relationships with their families, and rebuild their paradigm of care.

The trainings provide a conceptual framework and a set of skills that can be incorporated into individual practices, across institutions, and at a community level. Training programs include both two and one-half day complete individual training  and reflective supervision sessions for small groups actively implementing the Touchpoints approach.

Individual Level Training
This two and one-half day long intensive symposium is designed for individual healthcare, childcare, early education and social service providers who work with children and families. It is for people who want to incorporate elements of the Touchpoints model, with its emphasis on building supportive alliances between parents and professionals into their individual practices.

The two and one-half days give participants a solid understanding of all Touchpoints elements through intensive small group activities lead by regional site faculty and practitioners who have been trained in the model.

After demonstrations and discussions of the Touchpoints guiding principles, participants experience their application in live encounters with families and children. These live encounters show the progression of families as seen through the Touchpoints model, and offer the opportunity to see the application of the principles and techniques in real time with real people.

In the subsequent sessions participants are encouraged to share their experiences in starting to implement the Touchpoints approach in their own settings. Opportunities are provided to discover what each of us brings to interactions and to appreciate the episodes of disorganization and reorganization that mark a child’s and their family’s developmental progress.

A Word about Touchpoints From Dr. Brazelton 
Touchpoints is a model for preventive care that focuses on the relationship between providers and parents. I believe that establishing, maintaining and valuing this relationship is the basis of preventive care and helps strengthen families, by which we ultimately strengthen the community.

My goal is that parents everywhere work with supportive providers, feel confident in their parenting role, and form strong, resilient attachments with their children. To help achieve this, providers must be responsive to parents, knowledgeable about child development, and eager to see every parent succeed. Touchpoints can help us get there.

The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

300 Second Avenue

Long Branch, NJ 07740

Questions? Contact Martha Salomon

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