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Healthy Compassionate Touch

The Healthy Compassionate Touch Extension Program

This program explores ways of teaching children and educators how to recognize and use touch that is nurturing and helpful, and how to avoid touch that isn’t.  Touch is such an important aspect of who we are yet there is a lot of fear surrounding the topic. There are easy and simple ways to incorporate touch into the classroom that support the reduction of aggressive, problem behaviors and enhance the connection and sense of belonging for the children. When children are asked “show me what love looks like” they reach out and touch each other.
Information and guidelines are presented in the form of a series of videos and worksheets. These resources have been created to support educators formulate their own way of using healthy compassionate touch within their classrooms.
Created by Kate Mackinnon Co-founder of Touch Matters

Download Compassionate Touch Materials Here:

Download the Intro Info Here:
Compassionate Touch Intro


Download the Elementary School Info Here:
Compassionate Touch Elementary


Download the Middle School Info Here:
Compassionate Touch Middle

Download the High School Intro Info Here:
Compassionate Touch High School Intro

Download the High School Info for Students Here:
Compassionate Touch High School Students

Download the High School Info for Teachers Here:
Compassionate Touch High School Teachers

Download the High School Latino Cultural Perspective Here:
Compassionate Touch – HS Latino Cultural Perspective


Download the School Nurse Info Here:
Compassionate Touch School Nurse


Download the Overwhelmed Child Info Here:
Compassionate Touch Overwhelmed Child