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Date(s) - 01/15/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK) developed a TeleHealth Program in response to a critical need created by the isolation of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tucson’s Catalina Rotary Club partnered with Rotary District 5500 to provide support funds for ITK’s novel program. Rotarians and their children (grandchildren) volunteered to be mentored for 8 weeks as volunteer buddy teams for isolated children. ITK Program Director Katie Frazee offers insight into the program’s results, including heart-warming stories and next steps!

Katie Frazee approached human health from the inside out. She analyzed skeletal remains while obtaining an MS in Biological and Forensic Anthropology. Her National Institute of Justice research helped identify modern trends in pediatric growth and development. After severely fracturing multiple bones and investigating more regenerative mechanisms of the body, Katie became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She holds various Healing Arts certifications in support of mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual resilience. Katie recognized the value of human touch on everything from our cells to our society, so she aligned her volunteerism with organizations exploring healing and innovative systems improvement. Katie quickly became dedicated to the pioneering work of non-profit Integrative Touch for Kids (ITK). She is now the Program Director for ITK devoting much time to TeleFriend Program within the TeleWellness offering. Katie truly enjoys designing and delivering team-based, family wellness services that “meet suffering with love” in pediatric hospital, community, and home settings.