Boston Children's Museum Presents Award to T. Berry Brazelton, MD

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Award recipient is one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatrics and child development

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Dr. Brazelton’s accomplishments are unmatched in his field. He is a distinguished champion for children in Greater Boston and around the world, and he exemplifies the spirit and memory of Nan Bennett Kay.

Boston Children’s Museum will present T. Berry Brazelton, MD the Nan Bennett Kay Great Friends to Kids award Monday, October 25 at 6 PM during the Museum’s annual meeting.

The Museum established the Nan Bennett Kay Great Friends to Kids award to honor powerful advocates for children and youth in education, sports, nutrition or the arts, whose values, style and persistence evoke Nan’s spirit and memory. Nan Bennett Kay was an advocate for children and past chair of the Museum’s board. Dr. Brazelton was chosen for this award because of his long-time leadership and dedication to the healthy development of children and families. .

“Dr. Brazelton’s accomplishments are unmatched in his field. He is a distinguished champion for children in Greater Boston and around the world, and he exemplifies the spirit and memory of Nan Bennett Kay,” said Carole Charnow, Boston Children’s Museum President and CEO.

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on pediatrics and child development. Author of over 200 scholarly papers, he has also written 40 books on pediatrics, child development, and parenting. Translated into more than 20 languages, these include the now classic Infants and Mothers, and the bestselling Touchpoints series. His ground breaking Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) is now used worldwide to recognize the physical and neurological responses of newborns, as well as emotional well being and individual differences. In 1993, he founded the Brazelton Touchpoints Center® (BTC) at Children’s Hospital, Boston where he continues to promote strengths-based, family-centered care in pediatric and early education settings around the world.

Previous award recipients have included Reverend Dr. Ray Hammond, Reverend Dr. Gloria White-Hammond, Marta Rosa and Earl Phalen. The award ceremony and annual meeting will take place at Boston Children’s Museum’s atrium.

About Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children’s Museum incorporates two strategies – engaging families and building communities – to impact five outcome areas for children: Creative Kids, Curious Kids, Global Kids, Green Kids and Healthy Kids. More information about Boston Children’s Museum can be found at http://www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

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