IMPLEMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Our flexible implementation allows professionals anywhere to use the Baby TALK Family Engagement Model in their community. Your program may adapt the model in order to address your goals to meet families where they are and “Come Alongside” them as they raise their children.
With the Baby TALK Trustworthy System, families in your community can expect for your program professionals to recognize them as the experts on their own child. Families will be engaged using relationship-based strategies and an approach that creates a strength-based collaborative space guided by the priorities, interests and hopes of the family.
The Baby TALK Learning Institute employs an experienced team to provide regularly scheduled training and both individual and group implementation support. In addition, the Learning Institute is a National Brazelton Touchpoints training center.
We offer tailored opportunities for collaborations as we seek to meet programs where they are. Contact us to talk about what implementation might look like for you and your community.
“I’ve learned how to help parents talk about things that bother them and about different aspects of parenting.”
– Early Head Start Professional
“Very eye-opening, informative, kept audience very engaged. Worth every minute and wished I could have done this sooner!”
– MIECHV Professional
“I learned to be more conscious of the lens I bring in the home when observing the family.”
– Home Visiting Professional
2020 BABY TALK BY THE NUMBERS
BTLI NEWS & EVENTS
In several Illinois programs the Baby TALK model has successfully engaged refugee and immigrant families in home visiting services. This profile first describes the evidence-based family engagement model and then examines its implementation in two communities with refugee and immigrant families, many of whom have experienced trauma.
SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would allow community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees for early childhood education is awaiting consideration before the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Senate Bill 1832, sponsored by Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, D-Chicago, would give Illinois community colleges the option to apply for accreditation to offer a baccalaureate-level early education program.