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Using Culturally Responsive, Trauma-Informed Practices to Partner with Families and Communities During COVID-19
with Dr. Joshua Sparrow

As we transition back from quarantine and move ahead in a time of economic and human rights emergencies, we must ask how can we help?  Never has it been more important to maintain reasonable expectations for young children and use trauma-informed and equitable approaches to healing. Examine the research and recommendations from the larger field of practice to learn leadership strategies in supporting your ability to remain focused on providing the best possible child-centered services.

In this webinar, Dr. Sparrow will address the following pressing questions:

•What are we learning about leadership?

•When will it be safe to come out?

•What are our safety tools?

•How does trust build safety?

•What does science have to say about practice?

•How is children’s development impacted?

•How can we help?: Trauma-informed, culturally-grounded, equitable approaches to healing



  • Reasonable expectations for very young children transitioning back from quarantine 

  • Trauma and healing centered and culturally responsive supports for home visitors, child care centers, social service, and child-serving organizations

  • Recommendations from the larger field of practice

About Joshua Sparrow

Dr. Sparrow is the executive director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he also holds an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. He is a co-principal investigator for the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, ACF, HHS), and is part-time associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


The vision of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center is that all children grow up to be adults who can cope with adversity, strengthen their communities, constructively participate in civic life, steward our planet’s resources, and experience the joy of nurturing the next generation to be prepared to do the same.

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center provides professional and leadership development, organizational learning and change, and research and evaluation for family-facing professionals in pediatrics, early childhood, infant mental health, children's libraries and museums, home visiting, and child welfare. The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is home to the Touchpoints Approach, the Brazelton Institute (the Newborn Behavioral Observation and the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale), Family Connections, and the BTC Research and Evaluation team.



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