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2014 Brazelton Institute Training Workshops

The Brazelton Institute offers 3 types of training workshops:



The Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO)

NBO Training PicThere are three kinds of NBO workshops open to all professionals who have the opportunity to work with infants and their families in both low-risk and high-risk settings across the first three months of life. The one day program may be an appropriate choice for professionals who simply want to learn more about newborn behavior and development or for experienced clinicians in Infant Mental Health Fellowship programs. The one-and- a- half-day and the two-day programs are tailored to meet the needs of different groups of professionals who work in a wide range of clinical settings. See NBO system for more information about The Newborn Behavioral Observations system.

There is also an Advanced Level II NBO training program for people who have already been trained in the NBO and wish to deepen their understanding of this approach and wish to examine clinical and research themes in greater detail.

Target Audience
Workshops are designed for up to 30 practitioners, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, infancy specialists, lactation consultants, home visitors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, early intervention specialists, social workers and other allied health professionals. The NBO workshops are held at Boston Children's Hospital. The Brazelton Institute also offers workshops off-site (please read section on Off-Site NBO Training Workshops).

CEUs Awarded for NBO Training
Three Continuing Education Units will be awarded through the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Continuing and Professional Education on completion of the NBO training program.

All trainees who sign up for the NBO training program are eligible to apply for continuing education credit, which will be awarded upon completion of the program. All trainees also receive a certificate of completion, issued by the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children's Hospital and signed by faculty members.

Objectives of the NBO Training Workshop:

  1. To provide trainees with information on neurobehavioral development.
  2. To teach trainees how to administer the NBO.
  3. To teach trainees essential clinical skills in the use of the NBO system with families.

Faculty:

  • Yvette Blanchard, Sc.D., P.T., Professor, Sacred Heart University, Hartford, Conn.
  • Kristie Brandt, CNM, MSN, DNP, Director of the Parent-Infant & Child Institute, Napa, CA.
  • Nancy S. Deacon, D.O., F.A.A.P, Shore Touch Pediatrics, Toms River, NJ
  • Claudia M. Gold, M.D. Director, Early Childhood Social-Emotional Health program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MA
  • Lise Johnson, M.D., Director Well Newborn Nurseries, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Constance Keefer, M.D., Brazelton Touchpoints Program, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Leslie Kerzner, M.D., Director, Developmental Follow-up Program; Associate Director, Special Care Nursery, Mass General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA.
  • Beth McManus, M.P.H., P.T., Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy, School of Public Health, University of Colorado.
  • Susan Minear, M.D., Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine.
  • J. Kevin Nugent, Ph.D., Director, Brazelton Institute, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Claudia Quigg, B.A., M. Ed., Director, Baby TALK, Decatur, ILL.
  • Kriss Rivera, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Senior Public Health Nurse, San Mateo County, California.
  • Jayne Singer, Ph.D., Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
  • Ann C. Stadtler, DNP, RN, CPNP. Director, Touchpoints Site Development and Training, Boston Children's Hospital

NBO Training Pic2Registration
To register, please complete the NBO Registration Form (see below).

Please send the registration form with full payment to:

The Brazelton Institute
1295 Boylston Street, Suite 320
Boston, MA 02215

NBO Training Fees:
One-day training:
$ 425 for Professionals
$ 325 for Trainees/Students (Medical, EI, Psych, Allied Health)

Two-days training:
$ 595 for Professionals
$ 495 for Trainees/Students (Medical, EI, Psych, Allied Health)

One-and-a-half day training:
$ 475 for Professionals
$ 375 for Trainees/Students (Medical, EI, Psych, Allied Health)

Off-Site NBO Training Fee:
$500/person


NBO Training Registration Form

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Training Dates

2014 Schedule

Pending participant level, training may be rescheduled. BI will confirm dates one month prior to training.

One and a Half Days Training - for professionals working with parents and healthy infants
  • February 22-23, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed

Two-Day Training - for full term infants
  • January 23-24, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed
  • March 6-7, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed
  • July 23-24, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed
  • NEW! September 25-26, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital, in Waltham, MA
  • NEW! November 13-14, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital, in Waltham, MA

Two-Day Training - for EI professionals working with parents and at-risk infants
  • June 15-16, 2014 at Platte Valley Medical Center, Colorado Closed
  • July 1-2, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed
  • NEW! October 16-17, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital, in Waltham, MA

Advanced Level II NBO Training Program - open to all previously trained NBO practitioners
$ 595 for Professionals
$ 495 for Trainees/Students (Medical, EI, Psych, Allied Health)
  • August 6-7, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed
Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

NBO system Training Process:

The NBO training is an interactive learning process. Lectures on newborn behavior and development, live baby demonstrations with families and group discussions are included in the one, the one-in-a-half and two-day sessions. On-site workshops will be conducted at Boston Children's Hospital. The Brazelton Institute offers off-site workshops across the country and abroad*. The NBO Handbook, NBO kits, assessment tools, and reading materials will be provided and are included in the cost.

*Off-Site NBO system Training Program
The NBO Off-Site Training Program is designed for 25-30 participants interested in having Brazelton Institute Faculty members travel to their work setting. The requirements for off-site training are as follows:

  1. There must be 25-30 participants.
  2. The group hosting the training must pay for the travel expenses (including airfare, transportation, and hotel accommodations) of The Brazelton Institute Faculty.
  3. The group of participants must have access to newborn infants.

If you are interested in off-site NBO training, please contact the Brazelton Institute to discuss possible dates.

The Brazelton Institute welcomes questions about the NBO Training Program. Please call 857-218-4354 or email at brazelton.institute@childrens.harvard.edu

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Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) Training Program for 2014

The NBAS is a comprehensive examination of neonatal behavior appropriate to use for infants from birth to two months of age. The NBAS has been used as a reliable research tool around the world to identify individual differences in newborn behavior (Brazelton, 1973, 1985; Brazelton and Nugent, 1995; Brazelton and Nugent, 2011). The NBAS training program is especially designed for researchers, but also appropriate for clinicians and pediatric professionals in training, who would like a thorough foundation in infant development and behavior. Training on the NBAS is arranged on an individual basis. See NBAS for more information about The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale.

Please call 857-218-4354 to schedule training.

Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) Training Dates

2014 Schedule

Pending participant level, training may be rescheduled. BI will confirm dates one month prior to training.

Two-Day Training

  • April 4-5th 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital Closed
Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

 

NBAS Training Registration Form (PDF)


Advanced Level II NBO Training Program

Advanced Level II NBO Training Dates

2014 Schedule

This is open to all previously trained NBO practitioners (Two days Wednesday and Thursday, CEUs pending). Pending participant level, training may be rescheduled. BI will confirm dates one month prior to training.

Two-Day Training
  • August 6-7th 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital
Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

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