Kids with pain have unique obstacles, and they deserve unique support. With this in mind, the 2018 theme for U.S. Pain’s annual KNOWvember campaign was pediatric pain. The month included daily facts on social media and four special webinar events.
Recordings of each event are now available via the links below. You can watch them at any time.
Cannabis and Children: Navigating Parents Through Stigma
Ellen Lenox Smith
U.S. Pain Foundation’s Co-Director for Medical Cannabis Advocacy Ellen Lenox Smith breaks down the therapeutic benefits of cannabis and how it has been used in treating children afflicted with chronic illness. Watch here.
A Grandparent’s Voice: Advocacy and Support for Chronic Pain Families
Nancy Rene, who worked in education for 36 years and is an active patient advocate who has previously served on a member of the Board of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, offers tips and advice for engaging in your grandchild’s pain journey. Watch here.
NEADS Presents: Service Dogs for Tweens and Teens
Katy Harrison Ostroff, LICSW
Is your family considering a professionally trained service dog to provide assistance for a teen living with a physical disability? Katy Harrison Ostroff, LICSW, manager for client services at NEADS World Class Service Dogs, discusses the benefits of service dogs, how they are trained, and how to apply for these unique canines. The webinar includes a live service dog demonstration to see a service dog in action! Watch here.
Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips for Caring for the Caregiver
Marianne St. Clair, Life Coach, LMT
Marianne St. Clair shares her journey about burning out as the sole caregiver for her chronically ill daughter. She also discusses recognizing burnout signs, the difference between burnout and stress, coping strategies and resources– and the steps she took toward recovering and building the next phase of her life and career from burnout to bliss. Watch here.