Online Health Chats & Webinars
The Comfort Ability offers regular online chats for children and adolescents with chronic pain as well as parents. The chats are a safe place for individuals who share a common condition to ask questions, discuss concerns and offer each other support. The health professionals who moderate the chats will not be able to give you specific medical or psychological advice but will be able to provide you with general information and resources.
About chat moderators: Moderators who provide health information are professionals at Boston Children’s Hospital and are identified during chats with a professional title, i.e. Psychologist. Please note that any chat participant who is not identified in this way should not be considered as a health professional. All chat participants must only submit information that is true and accurate and provide valid sources for any medical or health information. Advertising is prohibited on all of our chats.
Based on participant feedback and to provide more structure, future online chats will focus on a specific topic for the first 30 minutes of our 1-hour long health chats.
We want to know what you think! Let us know which of the following topics are most interesting to you and what you would like to see addressed in our online chats. To do so, please complete this survey.
Adolescent Chat Schedule
Moderated by a clinician from The Comfort Ability and a member of our Peer Advisory Board:
- May 12, 2021, 8-9PM ET
- Topic for first 30 minutes: Nope, I’m not faking, the pain is real; how to talk to your friends so they really get it.
- July 14 , 2021, 8-9PM ET
- Topic for first 30 minutes: Nothing works for me. Now what?
Parent Chat Schedule
Moderated by a clinician from The Comfort Ability and a member of our Parent Advisory Board:
- April 15, 2021, 8-9PM ET
- Topic for first 30 minutes: Stuck in a nagging cycle? How to work in partnership with my kid.
- June 17, 2021, 8-9PM ET
- Topic for first 30 minutes: Nothing works for my kid; what can I do to help?
Our webinars focus on a specific topic or building a skill. Click here to view a past webinar for parents focused on setting functional goals for children and adolescents with chronic pain in the context of COVID-19. Often times, return to function goals revolve around school schedules and activities. Now what? Stay tuned for future webinar topics and dates.