The Comfort Ability Program

  • Category:

    Pain Quality Improvement Initiatives, Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Anxiety, Comfort, Coping, Peers, Sleep, Support, Teen, Workshop.

  • Type of Document:

    Education for Parents/Community, Education for Professionals.

  • Type of Pain:

    Cancer pain, Chronic, Disease related pain.

  • Author:

    Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

The Comfort Ability is a fun and interactive one-day program to help adolescents and their parents or caregivers learn how to better manage chronic pain. The program teaches how pain functions in the body and introduces cognitive behavioral and biobehavioral pain management strategies. The Comfort Ability emphasizes the mind-body connection and offers non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical strategies for improved pain management.