Most children cope well with hospital stays and interactions with medical care settings, though some children may experience traumatic stress reactions. Many kids, almost 90% in fact, deal with some level of pain during their hospital stay and up to 40% of children and teens experience moderate to severe pain. For these children, our tip sheet on coping with pain shares the story of a teen coping with similar experiences and provides activities to help them develop better coping skills while in the hospital.

How does your hospital help children and teens cope with pain?