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CAPTIVATE is a biannual 9-week group therapy program for youth with chronic pain condition(s) and their parents/caregivers. Participants acquire coping skills while receiving support and learning from other families living with chronic pain. Youth are encouraged to engage in valued activities in the home, at school, and in the community. Caregivers are empowered to utilize behavior management strategies in the service of facilitating their child's functioning. Evidence-based treatments include Cognitive-Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, along with multi-family support. The program also incorporates physician guest speakers and sibling group(s) when appropriate, with past participants securing friendships that last long after the group's conclusion.
Menlo Park, CA
Peds-CHOIR is an open platform, open source, learning healthcare system that tracks patient outcomes over time. This dynamic system improves upon healthcare providers' ability to offer precision medicine and patient-centered care for both youth as well as their parents/caregivers. Specifically, pediatric patients are empowered to work on improvements in functional (e.g., mobility, pain interference), emotional (e.g., anxiety, depression), sleep (e.g., chronic fatigue), and social (e.g., peer relations; school functioning) domains, while caregiver health is also captured and supported when indicated. Resilience factors are reinforced, while risk factors such as child and parent pain catastrophizing and fear-avoidance are reduced with evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Employed by an integrated team of medical professionals including pain physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists, the platform enables a multifactorial approach to child wellness in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain conditions.
This supportive and interactive workshop is designed to help children with chronic or recurrent pain and their parents/caregivers learn strategies to better manage pain and improve day-to-day function. Youth are provided the opportunity to: connect with peers who also have pain; learn mind-body strategies for managing pain and pain-related stress; and develop an individual coping plan for improved pain management. Parents/caregivers acquire: parent-based strategies that promote child comfort; develop a plan to support improved youth functioning at home and school; and obtain resources for additional pain management support. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Employ outcomes tracking to delineate risk & resilience factors in youth with pediatric pain.- Understand the role of peers, parents/caregivers, & systems (e.g., family, school, hospital, community) in the management of pediatric pain conditions.- Improve functioning, behavioral health, and quality of life in youth with discomfort and their families through provision of evidence-based therapies.- Empower families & sensitize providers to the importance of therapeutic collaborations.