Hope in the Face of Adversity: Touchpoints in the Context of Substance Use Disorder

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
8am - 9:30 am AKDT
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Brazelton Touchpoints Center
to be determined


Contact Hours: 1.50

Training Overview Description

Building relationships with parents living with substance use disorder (SUD) and their children who have experienced prenatal exposure can often be challenging. This webinar will explore how Brazelton Touchpoints can help providers create and nurture strong, trusting partnerships with families affected by SUD. The Touchpoints Approach is an evidence-based, relational practice that builds collaborative family-provider partnerships in service of strong, healthy family-child relationships from before birth throughout early childhood.

If you work with young children and families who live in the context of SUD, this professional development offering will introduce you to concrete strengths-based and relational strategies you can use to support yourself and the families with whom you work.

What you will learn:

  • Key concepts essential to understanding substance use disorder as a medical disease
  • How to apply a developmental and relational framework to your work with families of young children in which the parents are living with substance use disorder
  • Strategies for applying a strengths-based mindset to supporting yourself, children, and families affected by the substance use and recovery process


Providers who work with families living with substance use disorder (SUD) who also have young children, including health care providers, mental health and recovery counselors, early educators, family child care providers, home visitors, early interventionists, and more.

Competencies & Endorsement

This training will cover certain competencies required for Endorsement®. AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-3. For more information about Competencies® & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®, please visit AK-AIMH's website.

Completion Rules

A webinar evaluation will be available after each live session and must be completed for certification.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Visit Project Compass to learn more!

Registration Information

You will need a free account at Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) to access registration. For more information from the training sponsor, visit the training webpage.

Email your questions to btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu.