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The Power of Touch | Liddle Kidz Foundation Global

Caregivers and their orphaned children in VietnamChildren in orphanages around the world may have food, clothing and shelter, but often they lack an essential ingredient for basic health and happiness—touch. Without it, children often feel discarded, forgotten and even untouchable, especially when their circumstances are complicated by being sick or having a disability.

Orphans have many physical needs, and because these needs are the most immediate, they are the most urgent. However, children have significant emotional needs as well.  Experience has shown that orphanages find it a challenge to meet the emotional and developmental needs of children, including personalized care and attention.

Vietnamese OrphansChildren who are resilient typically have a number of characteristics that make this possible.  These characteristics include having a sense of purpose in life, confidence in one's ability to control any given situation, compassion for others, a belief in the fundamental goodness of people, and the energy and resourcefulness to make things happen.

The Liddle Kidz™ Foundation Global programs directly nurture two of these important characteristics; compassion for others and the belief in the fundamental goodness of people.  Our programs support children and their caregivers, so that each child has the chance to reach their full potential.

 

 

How Liddle Kidz Foundation Global changes the lives of orphaned and abandoned children 

 

Since 2005, Tina Allen, founder of the Liddle Kidz Foundation Global, has organized volunteer groups of healthcare professionals to give their time, care and compassion to the children of the world through hands-on global outreach programs.
 

 

Liddle Kidz Foundation Global (LKF Global) programs provide hands-on training, education and tools to healthcare workers, orphanage staff and caregivers in providing nurturing touch and massage therapy to improve the early development of infants and children under their care.

 

 

Through LKF Global's support and training, caregivers improve their ability to nurture a child's development in such keys areas as language, social, cognitive and physical skills. Our programs also facilitate an enhancement in bonding of infants and children to caregivers, which establishes a strong foundation for their future.
 

 

LKF Global’s materials and curriculum are designed to empower caregivers in simple methods of directing a child’s daily care to include developmentally appropriate tactile stimulation, nurturing touch and caring which can improve a child’s critical development.

 

 

Education presented by LKF Global is done so in respect of all cultures and specifically adapted on a case-by-case basis, so all materials are culturally adaptable. LKF Global infuses storytelling, games, songs and developmental movement to adapt its curriculum to any culture. This empowers all caregivers to be able to provide sensory rich stimulation without the use of toys or costly equipment.

 

 

LKF Global education reaches not only developmental goals of healthy well children, but also addresses varying special healthcare needs.  In this way, all children benefit from receiving nurturing and appropriate touch.

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Liddle Kidz Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that uses the power of touch to reach the world’s most vulnerable children with experiences of appropriate nurturing touch that they often lack.   We collaborate with caregivers and healthcare professionals to raise awareness of the practice and benefits of nurturing touch for children.

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