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November 30th deadline for upcoming Comfort Ability Program sessions to help kids manage chronic pain

November 13, 2022

The next series of Comfort Ability Program sessions will be held on select dates in December, and the deadline for families to enroll is November 30, 2022. The sessions help children and adolescents with chronic pain learn to better manage their pain and improve functioning.

The program’s interactive workshops include evidence-based non-pharmacological strategies for pain management. There is a one-time $300 fee for the workshop series, which includes six telehealth sessions. Limited scholarship slots are also available, pending income eligibility.

Comfort Ability is an international program that was developed at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2011 with a goal of optimizing children’s level of comfort to increase their ability to function in everyday activities and responsibilities. Children and their parents or guardians meet in separate group sessions, and families must commit to both session types.

Workshops are held virtually, in a 6-session series over the course of two weeks, with 4 youth sessions and 2 parent sessions scheduled in advance during the same month. Workshop dates available on the program webpage for December 2022 and February 2023.

Submitted by Crista Marchesseault on November 10, 2022