Celebration of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s Life

Dear members of the MassAIMH community,

It is with such a heavy heart that I post the news of our loss of our dear Berry Brazelton, who so encouraged and contributed to our mission and goals here at MassAIMH. We are grateful for the fact that his was a peaceful death at home. Since his passing on Tuesday, March 13th, there has been an outpouring of expressions of grief and gratitude from the infant and early childhood mental health and related fields across the world. If you haven’t already, you can read more about his wondrous life and contributions in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post, and listen/watch NBC Nightly News (video clip starts at 0:28) and National Public Radio.

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center here in MA will proceed with the planned celebration of Berry’s life on Monday, April 23rd with the Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium and Celebration honoring his life and legacy.

When: Monday, April 23rd, 2018
What: Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium, Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 9 am-4 pm, $200 per ticket
What: Dr. T. Berry Brazelton: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy, Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 6 pm, $100 per ticket
Where: Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

More information about the event can be found at www.brazeltontouchpoints.org/honor or by contacting Michael Accardi.

Yours in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health,


Jayne Singer
Past and Acting President, MassAIMH

P.S.: Many of you have asked about how you can honor Dr. Brazelton and celebrate his life:

Jack Shonkoff – Leveraging 21st Century Science to Advance Social Justice

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.

Leveraging 21st-Century Science to Advance Social Justice

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5 p.m., Leo Weinstein Auditorium

Smith College
Fort Hill
28 Lyman Road
Northampton, MA 01063

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., is founding director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, whose mission is to bring credible science to bear on public policy affecting young children. He also chairs the JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress, which is developing new ways to assess the biological, bio-behavioral and health consequences of excessive stress. In 2011, he launched Frontiers of Innovation to support the lifelong health of young children and families experiencing significant adversity. Shonkoff is a chaired professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the Graduate School of Education; he also is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.