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Children and Youth - Resources for Children, Teens, and Families


Elliot Krane: The Mystery of Chronic Pain
Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes and what to do about it
Immunize Canada: Pain Management During Immunization
It Doesn't Have to Hurt: Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles from the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research​
Ça n’a pas besoin de faire mal – Conseils pour aider les enfants à recevoir une piqûre
Be Sweet to Babies Threee strategies to reduce pain in infants during procedures from CHEOvideos
Coping Club Videos and advice from kids to help kids cope with health conditions and treatments

Free Books:

Comforting Your Baby in Intensive Care
     Booklet for parents to learn about infant pain and what they can do in partnership with healthcare teams.
One Family's Story: Learning to Live with Chronic Pain
     Children's book written by pediatric chronic pain clinicians and researchers in Edmonton, Alberta. 
Pain, Pain Go Away: Helping Children with Pain
     Booklet to help parents understand pain and ways they can help with acute and procedural pain.
Making Cancer Less Painful: A Handbook for Parents
     Booklet to help parents understand pain and teach them how they can help their child deal with pain from cancer.


AboutKidsHealth - Pain: Trusted Answers from the Hospital for Sick Children
     Extensive information about children's pain from the children's hospital in Toronto.
Childkind International - Resource Library
     Global initiative to improve the healthcare experience of children by reducing and if possible preventing pain.
Chronic Pain in Children
     Summary of interdisciplinary treatment for pediatric chronic pain by Jennifer Stinson, RN, PhD.

Books for Purchase:

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Explained: For Teenagers, By Teenagers
     Easy to read book by G.R. Lauder (pediatric anesthesiologist) and R Massey (teenager) explaining common features and
     treatments of CRPS, 2010.

Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood.
     Authors Lonnie Zeltzer, MD and Christina Blackett Schlank, 2005.
Relieve Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Doctor's Program for Easing Headaches, Abdominal Pain, Fibromyalgia, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and More
     Authors Elliot Krane, MD and Deborah Mitchell, 2005.

Chronic Pain Network:

Link to newsletters and information on research by this pan-Canadian collaboration of patients, healthcare providers, researchers, educators, industry and government policy advisors.
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