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The comprehensive Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Trauma (Massage for Children with Trauma) Course for massage therapists and healthcare professionals provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills.
Through this advanced training, participants learn to provide massage therapy, nurturing touch techniques and touch therapy for children affected by trauma.
The impact of child abuse and trauma is far greater than its immediate effects. Trauma may come in many forms including hospitalization, experiencing physical and verbal abuse, witnessing traumatic events and traumatic natural events. These experiences can shape a child’s development, and have consequences that last for years beyond the actual event.
Research now shows that the physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences of child abuse and neglect impact not just impact the child and family, but the community as a whole. With appropriate safe, and effective interventions, we can provide children with compassion, nurturing and tools to ease the effects of trauma.
Children's responses to trauma are unique and can be distinguished from those of adults. So, professionals wishing to work with this population should have specialized training to provide effective support.
Pediatric massage therapy may be a supportive therapy that can be readily applied, most effectively by specially trained massage therapists or by caregivers who have learned massage techniques from a skilled, educated massage therapist. Pediatric massage and nurturing touch are the most appropriate massage techniques to use in this population. When using massage therapy for children with experiences of Trauma, your work does not need to be aggressive to achieve its maximum potential.
Providing touch therapy for children who have experienced trauma requires specific skills to adapt massage and nurturing touch techniques suited for the child’s specific emotional and physical care. This course is designed for those who want to work specifically with children who have been affected by traumatic experiences.
During the Liddle Kidz® Foundation Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Trauma you will learn about childhood trauma, effects of trauma, addressing children safely, appropriate positioning, pediatric massage techniques, nurturing touch techniques, and the most common affects that children experience following trauma, and how these experiences shape their lives.
We will discuss various benefits for children and caregivers, current research and the importance of communication and attachment in building healthy emotional relationships. You will learn how to communicate with parents, caregivers and healthcare providers, and how best to reach children who need your services most.
Specific concerns associated with massage use among younger children and adolescents may include fear of massage being administered by a stranger and apprehensions around touch. In order to gain the child’s trust, during this course we will discuss appropriate approach to safely introduce massage and nurturing touch.
Massage and touch therapy techniques for working with children with varied traumatic experiences will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in class sessions. The benefits and importance of individualized adaptations for using massage therapy will be explained.
Our Advanced Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Trauma
(Massage for Pediatric Trauma) Training Course includes:
- Review of causes of childhood trauma
- Discussion of team who may work with children experiencing trauma
- Review of effects of childhood trauma throughout childhood and into adulthood
- Current evidence and statistics will be shared and discussed
- Massage and nurturing touch techniques for children affected by trauma
- Contraindications and Precautions for the use of Massage Therapy for Pediatric clients
- Methodology for the use of pediatric massage therapy
- Age appropriate approach and communication, and unique methods of communicating with children who have been affected by Trauma
- Overview of growth and development
- Benefits for both children and caregivers
- Recognizing Children’s verbal and nonverbal communication
- Working with the entire family and healthcare team during end-of-life issues
- Current pediatric massage research and how best to stay in touch with current research developments
- Teaching and facilitating skills to impart simple ideas and techniques to caregivers
- Networking and Marketing Skills for reaching healthcare professionals and families
- Considerations for providing massage therapy for children of all backgrounds, including cultural considerations
- Medical, healthcare and parental consent considerations
- Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Trauma (Massage for Children with Trauma) Guide (provided in class)
- Supervised Practical Experience: In-class hands on practice.
- Exam – the exam is administered and graded in class to ensure full understanding of the material presented, and to give participants any additional guidance prior to completing the course
- After course mentoring from our Master Teacher
- Processing of CEH/CEU paperwork and certifications as applicable
- Recommended Pre-Course Study: Attendance and completion of Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Course
Finally, an advanced pediatric massage therapy training program for healthcare professionals who wish to provide therapy for children with Trauma. The Liddle Kidz® Foundation course is an intense, fun and effective way to advance your pediatric massage therapy skills and embrace children who have been affected by Trauma. The impact of child abuse and trauma is far greater than its immediate effects. Trauma may come in many forms including hospitalization, experiencing physical and verbal abuse, witnessing traumatic events and traumatic natural events. These experiences can shape a child’s development, and have consequences that last for years beyond the actual event.
Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz® Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become an advanced professional in the area of pediatric massage therapy.
Any experienced healthcare professional will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a child from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a child and families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant and pediatric massage education throughout the world.
With specialized advanced training in Pediatric Massage Therapy, you have the unique opportunity to impact a child affected by Trauma for a lifetime.
About the Trainer
Tina Allen, Founder and Director of the Liddle Kidz Foundation, is the premier expert and authority on infant and pediatric massage therapy. She is an internationally respected lecturer, educator, and award-winning author of the best selling book "A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children”.
Ms. Allen managed the United States first comprehensive pediatric massage program and regularly provides consultation on the development of hospital based pediatric massage programs.
Her innovative approach to children’s health has allowed her the unique opportunity to train hospital staff, healthcare professionals, collaborate on research studies and integrate pediatric massage therapy into some of the world’s leading medical institutions.
She travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son, sharing the benefits of nurturing touch!
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Tuition & Registration
Please see our Calendar for upcoming Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Trauma Training Dates and Registration Information.
In-class hands on practicum
Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® with Trauma (Massage for Children with Trauma) Guide (provided in class)
After course mentoring from your Liddle Kidz® Foundation International Trainer.
Who Should Attend
Health care professionals, professional massage therapists and body workers, parents and caregivers of children with specific medical conditions which may benefit from the use of massage therapy. Those who attended and completed the Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) Course, and wish to provide advanced Pediatric Massage Therapy.
Nursing CEH – Continuing Education Contact Hours
Liddle Kidz is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15018
Massage CEH - Continuing Education Contact Hours
Massage CEU - Continuing Education Units
Liddle Kidz Foundation is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 450613-08
Tina Allen is approved in Canada by: College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMT), The College of Massage Therapists Ontario (CMTO), The Massage Therapist Association of Alberta (MTAA), The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM), New Brunswick Massotherapy Association, Northwest Territories Massage Therapists Association
For more detailed information please visit our Continuing Education Approvals page for State, Provincial, National and International CE Approvals