Back to School—Forms, Printouts, & Videos

These forms and printouts are provided for your use, or to sample from and adapt as fits your school.

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Videos—Students

Brené Brown Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Amy Andrews McMaster walks students through a discussion on vulnerability, braving tough times, removing our armor, and finding our call to courage.

 

Videos—Schools

A Call to Courage in Times of Adversity: Part One

In Part One Amy applies Brené Brown’s courageous leadership research to manage the ongoing school challenges during COVID-19. Come prepared to recharge with tools that increase resiliency, creativity, and courage through vulnerability among leadership, staff, and students.

 

"Back to School" Conversation Series

ABMP recently sent a school reopening survey to the education community to hear your reopening concerns, strategies and needs for support. Thank you to the 100+ schools who responded!

After compiling the results, the predominant reopening concerns were related to social distancing, sanitation guidelines, student clinic protocols, and future COVID-19 exposure risks. In talking with schools across the country, we’ve found many have great strategies in place to handle these challenges, so we asked a few to share their plans via our “Back-to-School” Conversation Series below.

We hope you find the information these schools share to be valuable and we invite you to join the conversation in support of the massage education community at large! A heartfelt thank you to the Colorado School of Massage Therapy and Mind Body Institute for getting the conversation going!

Part 1: Social Distancing and Following Sanitation Guidelines

Chris Smith, Director, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Colorado

 

Maj-Lis Nash, Owner, Mind Body Institute, Tennessee

 

Part 2: Student Clinic Protocols and Future COVID-19 Exposure Plans

Chris Smith, Director, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Colorado

 

Maj-Lis Nash, Owner, Mind Body Institute, Tennessee

 

Part 3: Tips on Distance Learning, Fear, and Words of Encouragement

Chris Smith, Director, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Colorado

 

Maj-Lis Nash, Owner, Mind Body Institute, Tennessee

 

News

Iowa Adopts Mandatory Reporter Training

The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted new rules that require massage therapists who treat children and dependent adults to complete mandatory reporter training.

Oklahoma Adopts Emergency New Rules Affecting Criminal History

The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering has adopted rules that identify a list of crimes that will disqualify a person from being licensed as a massage therapist. The crime(s) or criminal charge(s) has to be largely related to the practice of massage therapy and pose a sufficient threat to public safety, health, or welfare. The rules became effective January 16, 2023.

Washington Introduces Massage Compact Bill

The Washington legislature introduced House Bill 1437, the Massage Compact, in January 2023. The bill will make it easier for licensed massage therapists to work in other jurisdictions. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.

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