Each year, U.S. Pain engages in a month-long educational campaign aimed at providing helpful information and resources to people living with pain and their caregivers. To honor the young pain warriors who have had to find their new “normal” at an early age, U.S. Pain Foundation is dedicating this year’s KNOWvember campaign to pediatric pain warriors.
Through virtual offerings such as webinars, Twitter chats, and Facebook live events, along with daily facts, the pain community will be given the chance to engage with leading experts, nonprofit organizations, children with chronic illness, and others passionate advocates.
“We understand the real-life struggles families go through when a young person is diagnosed with an incurable pain condition,” says Casey Cashman, Director of U.S. Pain’s Pediatric Warrior Program. “This year’s KNOWvember campaign will offer parents, caregivers and children the chance to learn more about either their condition, ways to manage challenges along their pain journey, helpful resources that exist across the country, and empowering tools these unique families can use to encourage successful pain management outcomes.”
Curator of the campaign Shaina Smith, Director of State Advocacy and Alliance Development, says this year’s presenters will be able to relate to both the parents and children. “We wanted to allow pediatric pain warriors the opportunity to engage in this year’s virtual speaking presentation too,” Smith explains. “This campaign is really about honoring their strength, their courage, and showing them how to further harness their incredible will-power to craft a meaningful pain journey.”a
This year’s KNOWvember presentations will include programs such as:
- A Grandparent’s Voice: Advocacy and Support
- NEADS Presents: Service Dogs for Tweens and Teens
- Cannabis and Children: Navigating Parents Through the Stigma
Keep an eye out for more details to come on social media and in your inbox.