Pain Management Comfort Ability
Pain Management Comfort Ability

Comfort Ability Program

This supportive and interactive workshop is designed to help children with chronic or recurrent pain and their caregivers learn strategies to better manage pain and improve day-to-day function. The program is for individuals age 10 to 19 (patient must still be in high school to participate).

Kids will:

  • Connect with peers who also have pain
  • Learn mind-body strategies for managing pain and pain-related stress
  • Develop an individual coping plan for improved pain management

Caregivers will:

  • Learn parent-based strategies that promote child comfort
  • Understand how to scaffold a plan to support improved function at home and school
  • Obtain resources for additional pain management support

Things to Consider 

  • Must be able to speak English
  • Participants must be able to interact with other teenagers in a group setting. Patients who are developmentally delayed will not be able to benefit.
  • Space is limited. Future sessions may be available soon.

Where

Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas
Jerry Blouin Classroom
5808 W. 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

When

Workshops run on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. They are scheduled every 2-3 months; please check below for upcoming dates.

Cost

$90 (insurance plans not accepted as this is a self-pay program)

Space is limited. 

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