Learn how to manage or reduce your child’s pain and anxiety without using medication.
- Distraction techniques
- Mindful breathing
- Memory bank exercise
This toolkit focuses on prevention of opioid-related complications in children and adolescents by intervening at the point many are first introduced to them: when acute pain is treated after surgery. Providers and parents can find best practices, free educational materials, and sharable resources in this toolkit.
Check out this one-minute video about non-opioid pain management options for children and teens after wisdom teeth removal. Video captions are in Arabic.
A one-page flyer created by the Pediatric Trauma Group at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital focused on non-medication options for teens.
A document created by Michigan Medicine Child Life providing greater detail on non-medication strategies.