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Comfort Ability Workshop

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 about pain processing

  • Learn mind-body strategies for managing pain and pain-related stress

  • Develop an individual comfort 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. Please call to check eligibility for patients with developmental differences.

  • Space is limited. Future sessions will be available soon.



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


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


$90. Insurance plans are not accepted, but a receipt can be provided for FSA/HSA reimbursement - just ask!

Call the Children's Mercy Pain Clinic at (816) 983-6750 if you have trouble affording this. Financial aid is available for families with Medicaid and in other certain situations of financial need.