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For People Who Care For Babies, Their Families and Their Communities2013 Calendar
IAIM Australia offers a range of community education and continuing professional development programs for members, parents, professionals and others interested in the health and well-being of babies and their families.
A Plain-English Guide to Infant Massage Research: What Every Parent Should Know.
For parents of a young baby, and health professionals with an interest in infant massage education.
This webinar will provide a plain-English summary of the latest research about infant massage and its benefits for parents and babies. The seminar will also explain how parents can use the findings from the research to evaluate the quality of infant massage information that is now widely available. This will help parents quickly and easily make an informed choice in selecting the infant massage information that is right for them and safe for their babies. Presented by: Alice Campbell, Executive Officer, IAIM AustraliaCost:
Parents, Professionals with an interest in Infant Massage ResearchDate:
Friday, 13th Feb. 2013Time:
2:30 - 3:30pm, AEST (the webinar will be recorded for viewing later if you are unable to listen at this time - however, registrations are essential in order to access the recording)Venue: Online Webinar (access to a computer with speakers and high-speed internet connection is required)
Register for this event by clicking here!
5-Step Positive Touch Dialogue For Preterm and Other Babies in Hospital
For Neonatal Nursing, Medical and Allied Health Staff; Infant Massage Instructors, Home Visitors, Aboriginal Health Workers, Psychiatric and Social Work staff, Early Intervention Workers, Other people working with developmentally or touch-sensitive babies. Parents are welcome.
Recent research confirms positive touch for pre-term babies has many important and long-term benefits. For this reason, skin-to-skin contact and kangaroo care is increasingly used in the care of newborn and pre-term infants. However, any care-giving occasion (such as bathing, changing nappies, and performing medical or nursing procedures) also involve touch - and touch in these contexts also has the potential to be either affirming and beneficial - or distressing and dysregulating - for babies.
The Five-Step Positive Touch Dialogue offers an approach to nursing and allied health care, and to parent education, that takes into account the developmental and behavioural state of each individual baby not only during 'designated' periods of parent-infant interaction - but that can underpin all aspects of care in Special Care or Intensive Care nurseries. The Five-Step Positive Touch Dialogue is not a massage therapy or a form of touch separate from other interactions - but an integrated approach which sees all touch-interactions as an interactive dialogue with the potential to assist with regulation, promotion of parent-infant attunement, and minimisation of infant distress for all babies - no matter how small or how sick.
With a focus on the needs of pre-term babies, this presentation will be of interest to those working in Neonatal care units. It may also be of interest to other people working with developmentally sensitive babies in other settings
Presented by: Cherry Bond, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Director and Co-Founder of the Positive Touch Program, Winnicott Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London
Cost: $35 members/ $55 non-members (please click here if you wish to join IAIM Australia to receive the member discount).
Suitable for: Neonatal Nursing, Medical and Allied Health Staff; Infant Massage Instructors, Home Visitors, Aboriginal Health Workers, Psychiatric and Social Work staff, Early Intervention Workers, Other people working with developmentally or touch-sensitive babies. Parents are welcome.Date:
Saturday, 9th Mar. 2013Time:
9:30 - 10:30am (the webinar will be recorded for viewing later if you are unable to listen at this time - however, registrations are essential in order to access the recording)Venue:
Online Webinar (access to a computer with speakers and high-speed internet connection is required)CPD:
This seminar earns 1 CPD point for IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructors. More information:
including a full description of the content that will be covered, aims of the session, and the Presenter's background can be downloaded here
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