Change the conversation.
The way pain is managed in childhood sets the stage for future experiences with pain into adulthood.
Pain is real and deserves to be recognized, validated, assessed and treated. We need to listen to people living with pain and believe them.
What we know:
Too often pain is stigmatized and undertreated, leading to many children and adolescents lacking the help and resources they need to effectively treat and manage their pain. Access to pain care is a major problem.
What we champion:
Pain should not only be addressed and treated, but prevented before it can become a problem. We are changing the conversation about children's pain, developing new treatments, and making pain treatments widely accessible to all children.