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For families

For more information about acute pain, complex pain and pain management, we recommend the following materials developed by the Pain Service. These as well as other materials related to pain can be found in the Family Resource Library and/or the online C&W Bookstore.


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Acute Pain Service pamphlets

Complex Pain Service pamphlet

Medication pamphlets 


Other pain-related resources

Books for purchase through the online C&W Bookstore

Books for loan from the Family Resource Library 

  • A child in pain: How to help, what to do
  • A child in pain: What health professionals can do to help
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) Explained: For teenagers, by teenagers
  • Conquering your child’s chronic pain: A pediatrician’s guide for reclaiming a normal childhood 
  • Explain pain 
  • Be the boss of your pain: Self-care for kids

Websites for families caring for children with pain
Website links are provided for information only; Children’s Hospital is not responsible for the content on these sites. 

  • Pain Concern - information and support for pain sufferers, those who care for them and about them 
  • Pain Support - find help, advice and support - and relief from pain 
  • About Kids Health - from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - from the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Pain Resource Centre - a centralized resource about pain and pain management from the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Pain Coalition.

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Updated: January 31, 2011