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Adelphi University Institute for Parenting Welcomes Dr. T. Berry Brazelton on October 18, 2007
Garden City, NY
September 4, 2007

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Dr. T. Berry

Adelphi University’s Institute for Parenting is proud to host Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, who will present a parent community forum, “Stresses and Supports for Today’s Families,” on Thursday, October 18, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Adelphi University’s Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The forum will be followed by an interactive Q&A session focusing on parenting and child development issues. Free childcare will be offered for parents who wish to attend.  Pre-registration for child care is required.

Dr. Brazelton is a pioneer in the field of child development. He has published 40 books on pediatrics and child development, including the best-selling “Brazelton Way” series comprising of Sleep, Discipline, Calming Your Fussy Baby, Feeding Your Child, Toilet Training, Understanding Sibling Rivalry, and Mastering Anger and Aggression, and Touchpoints Three to Six, among many others. He is most recognized for his Emmy-Award winning show What Every Baby Knows that provided guidance in raising children. In 2002, Dr. Brazelton was awarded the World of Children Award for his achievements in child advocacy.

Dr. Brazelton has worked to improve childcare support for all working parents and founded the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children’s Hospital Boston in 1993 to further his work. In 1998, he established the Brazelton Touchpoints Project, Inc., a non-profit organization, to support the Center’s programs and other work with children and families.

Dr. Brazelton’s foremost achievement in pediatrics is his Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), called “The Brazelton.” It is used worldwide, clinically and in research, to assess the physical and neurological responses of newborns, their emotional well being and their individual differences. Currently, he is clinical professor of pediatrics emeritus at Harvard Medical School and professor of psychiatry and human development at Brown University. In 1995, Harvard Medical School established the T. Berry Brazelton Chair in Pediatrics.

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About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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