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Publication: Community Practitioner
Date published: April 1, 2011

Special Needs SIG

20 May at Unite, 128 Theobald's Road, London

Health visitors and school nurses working with children and young people with special needs and complex health conditions are warmly invited to this CPHVA special interest group (SIG). Maria Jackson, head of service for specialist nurse advisors (SNAs) East Kent, will give an overview of the service, SNA role, key workers and benefits of early intervention and supporting families of under- sevens, email: jenny.tapply@ eastcoastkent.nhs.uk

Pelvic Partnership Conference

21 May in Didcot, Oxfordshire

New developments continue apace in managing and treating pelvic girdle pain (PGP). This is a unique opportunity to:

* Hear leading experts

* Share knowledge

* Consider cost-effective services and improved care to patients.

Topics include: prolotherapy; midwifery care, pain management; physiotherapy, rehabilitation, chiropractic, cost effectiveness. Tel: 01235 820921 www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk

Millpond Children's Sleep Workshop

30 June in Central London

Our ever popular one-day interactive workshop is designed for professionals working with families with babies through to school age. Delegates will:

* Hear leading experts

* Share knowledge of providing effective treatment

* Consider cost-effective services and improved care.

175 inclusive of lunch and Millpond's book. Tel: 020 8444 0040 email: info@mill-pond.co.uk www.mill-pond.co.uk

Touch- Learn International Infant Massage Teacher Training Programme

Venues across UK, plus in-house

An accredited five-day comprehensive infant massage programme for health and parenting practitioners, provided by Touch-Learn, the exemplary international training provider. This dynamic course includes simple massage techniques coupled with in-depth knowledge to practice safely and professionally, so practitioners feel confident to teach parents in a variety of settings. Also included:

* Research-based evidence

* Anatomy and physiology

* Free biannual newsletters

* Tutorial and on-going support

* Free membership to the Guild of Infant and Child Massage

* Quality and up-to-date supporting material.

Touch-Learn International Ltd

Tel: 01889 566222

email: mail@touchlearn.co.uk

www.touchlearn.co.uk

Rhythm Kids

On-going, across UK

One-day, fun-filled workshop for baby massage teachers. Enhances child's language, muscle, cognitive and vestibular development, as well as their social skills.

Touch-Learn International Ltd

Tel: 01889 566222

email: rk@touchlearn.co.uk

www.touchlearn.co. uk

Baby Yoga

On-going, across UK

Two-day workshop for qualified baby massage teachers to enhance teaching skills. Supports bonding, attachment, parenting skills, physical development, relaxation.

Touch-Learn International Ltd

Tel: 01889 566222

email: yoga@touchlearn.co.uk

www.touchlearn.co.uk

Baby Massage Courses for Health Professionals and Family Centre Workers

Train to become a certified infant massage instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). By far the largest and the only worldwide organisation with over 30 years of teaching experience now in more than 40 countries. For further details of our training throughout the UK, visit www.iaim.org.uk

Our four-day highly acclaimed, comprehensive course has been endorsed as the highest quality for parent education, comprising:

* Theory and latest research

* Supervised practical teaching

* Extra curriculum activities including reading, further practical teaching and a takehome written assessment.

All of our students will feel confident in empowering parents to give nurturing touch and communication so that children are loved, valued and respected throughout the community. Ongoing support is always available from our trainers.

We also have many specialist instructors working in diverse areas from special needs to music, who can offer support and postcertification workshops.

We value our members - membership of the IAIM(UK) chapter is given to all students and facilitates:

* Support and networking at local, national and international level

* Continued professional development - regular educational conferences with expert speakers and trainer-led stroke reviews

* Marketing advice for your class set-up and a triannual informative newsletter.

IAIM Ltd

Tel: 0208 989 9597

email: info@iaim.org.uk

www.iaim.org.uk

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