Horizons is honored to have been acknowledged by the Brazelton Touchpoints Center for our work improving the lives of homeless children and their families
“Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released a study that found that 1.1 million children had a young parent who experienced homelessness within the past year. These families are experiencing tremendous hardships during critical developmental periods making the need for support and resources all the more crucial. Touchpoints proudly partners with programs working with homeless parents, such as Horizons for Homeless Children, to strengthen families.” said Brazelton Touchpoints Center.
About Brazelton Touchpoints
For over 20 years, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center has collaborated with partners nationwide to establish scalable and sustainable, low-cost, low-tech interventions that propel children’s healthy development and build the internal capacity of – and strengthen the collaborative relationships among – families, parents, caregivers, providers, and communities. With our partners, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center engages in three principal areas of activity that are critical to attaining our long-term vision:
- Professional and Organizational Development
Capacity and Systems Building: to activate and strengthen the intrinsic capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to build and sustain collaborative relationships with and among families, their children, and each other.
- Knowledge Development
- Nationwide Learning Network: to assure a multi-source knowledge base for accumulating and sharing knowledge, strategies, and solutions; and a community of practice to support efforts to expand collective learning.
- Evaluation: to contribute to continuous field-wide practice and policy improvements by evaluating professional practices, programs, and community-wide systems.
- Knowledge: to activate, in partnership with others, the construction, implementation, and dissemination of effective practices and innovative place-based, culturally-affirming, community-wide initiatives in the policy and practice realms.
- Advocacy and Awareness
- Advocacy: to contribute and leverage cogent, credible knowledge to strengthen practices and policies that fosters the health and well-being of the next generation.
- Awareness:to provide a credible voice elevating and explaining the imperative of policies, practices, and investments that foster the health and well-being of the next generation.