"The Touch Research Institute was formally established in 1992 by Director Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami School of Medicine via a start-up grant from Johnson & Johnson.
The TRI was the first center in the world devoted solely to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. The TRI distinguished team of researchers, representing Duke, Harvard, Maryland, and other universities, strive to better define touch as it promotes health and contributes to the treatment of disease. Research efforts that began in 1982 and continue today have shown that touch therapy has numerous beneficial effects on health and well-being."
Zero Balancing Association
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
American Massage Therapy Association
International Association of Infant Massage
La Leche League of Arlington Hts. / Mt. Prospect
Breastfeeding & Parenting Solutions
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Action for Children
(Need help finding or paying for childcare?)
Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute
Library of Resources - FREE book downloads
Fussy Baby Network
("We're here to help.")
"I Am Your Child"
Parents Action Network - Resources: DVDs, Books, Booklets
DVD "10 Things Every Child Needs for the Best Start in Life"
WTTW & Robert R. McCormick Foundation
(request from your local library)
"Shows how brain development in children up to age three is influenced by such things as interaction, touch, stable relationships, safe environments, self-esteem, quality child care,
play, communication, music, and reading."
Sessions are by appointment