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 Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® in the NICU | Portland, OR | USA

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit | NICU | Massage Program for Hospitalized Infants and  and Premature Babies.The Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® in the NICU | Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is coming to Portland, Oregon. This 2-day intensive professional training, taught by Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be held at  one of America's leading pediatric health centers: Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Ranked among the nation's best, Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Oregon offers expert pediatric healthcare services for kids and is on the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Campus.

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) is recognized as one of America’s leading children’s hospitals.  DCH offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments to more children in more places than any other hospital in Oregon or Southwest Washington, and provides the greatest number ofDoernbecher Children's Hospital | Portland, Oregon children’s specialists working together in one cutting edge location. The hospital opened in 1926 on Portland's Marquam Hill.

Doernbecher Children's Hospital developed the nation's first academic children's eye clinic in 1949 and Oregon's first neonatal intensive care center in 1968.

The professional healthcare team offers the newest and most advanced treatments because Doernbecher is part of OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center.  More than half of Oregon’s practicing pediatricians were trained at Doernbecher and DCH offers the only pediatric residency program in Oregon.  Each year more than 600 medical students from around the country vie for the program’s 16 spots.

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The number of food trucks in Portland is astounding, and they are growing in numbers and locations. Many call them lunch wagons, taco trucks or even snack shacks, but whatever you call them, they are truly a phenomenon in Portland. You will find them in parking lots, sidewalks, and even parks (sometimes in large groups and sometimes solo), one might nosh on a fresh vegan taco one day, a delicious crepe the next, have a coffee and “pie hole” for an afternoon snack, and then take home a giant gyro for dinner.

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Located in Old Town's popular nightlife district, Voodoo Doughnut is one of the city's most unusual and delicious culinary destinations (and one of our favorites!)  The doughnuts, topped with creative ingredients such as bacon, Captain Crunch and Oreos, are almost as fun to look at as they are to eat. Locals and visitors line up 24 hours a day for what may be the most innovative doughnuts in the world. Be prepared for adorable mustached faces to look up at you from your food (mirroring the many bearded young men you'll encounter biking around Portland).

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Come to Portland and discover with us!



Now Let's Talk about how the Liddle Kidz Foundation can  make a postive impact on your life!

Finally, an advanced specialty training program in pediatric massage for healthcare professionals who wish to expand their practice by providing massage therapy and nurturing touch for babies born prematurely or with complex medial conditions.  The Liddle Kidz® Foundation course is an intense, fun and effectivePlease teach my Mommy & Daddy Infant Massage way to master the core skills of massage and touch therapy for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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 training for babies born early, you have the special opportunity to provide specialized care through touch therapy to children who need it most.

Begin your Infant and Pediatric Massage Training Today


by registering to join our Portland Touch Therapy in the NICU Training!







January 26 & 27, 2013






Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm






Doernbecher Children's Hospital
700 Southwest Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239
Vey Conference Center on the 11th floor of DCH
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Near: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children of Portland, Marquam Hill Upper Tram Terminal, Marquam Nature Park




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$450 USD (DCH/OHSU staff rate is $300 – see registration form for details)

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This course is provided as specialized continuing education to further your educational background in providing touch therapy for pediatric clients. This course does not provide certification to touch. 






You must already be certified, or licensed to touch, prior to attending this course.   Proof of certification, or license to touch, is required in addition to your registration form, and course fees, in order to attend this course.  Examples of certification and/or license to touch include: Massage Therapy Certification/License, Nursing License, Physician License, Physical or Occupational Therapist License.  Other certifications may qualify you to attend course, please inquire.

Parents who wish to attend this course to provide touch therapy for their individual child(ren) are welcome after the Teacher approves your attendance.  Please contact us if you are a parent interested in attending.




Recommended Pre-Course Study:


Attendance and completion of Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) Course.




Required Class Materials:


Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz® in the NICU Guide (included with course registration fees, provided in class)

* Supplies – please bring massage linens for hands-on practice in class





Recommended Reading:


  • A Modern-Day Guide to Massage for Children | Tina Allen  Buy





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Liddle Kidz Foundation (LKF) is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization and is approved by numerous professional healthcare boards internationally including, but not limited to, the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Provider #450613-08; American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Provider #6981; and Board of Registered Nursing - State of California, Provider #15018

For more detailed information please visit our Continuing Education Approvals page for State, Provincial, National and International CE Approvals





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