Positive Touch for Schools is a program that is currently being researched and developed to create a comprehensive program for schools. Positive Touch puts all of the individual programs of the MISP into one complete package so the entire school community – teachers, children, families and support staff, is served. The program is currently being researched in a Portland public school to determine the needs of the teachers in a comprehensive program to create the best possible package.
The program includes: peer – peer massage in classrooms, activities and games that teach cooperative learning of all school subjects through movement, teacher workshops and trainings as well as parent workshops and family fun events that incorporate healthy, respectful touch.
Funds are needed for research and for purchasing and packaging program materials in complete school packages.