Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Resources

Support and Education Groups


For Children and Teens

GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.

A dedicated website for teens with IBD powered by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It provides information about life with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, treatments and research, as well as ways to connect with other teens with IBD, including forums and support groups.


Nutrition

Is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.


For Parents and Caregivers

AGA includes more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

This book explains the symptoms, diagnoses and treatments associated with IBD, and provides parents with practical advice on how to tell their children about IBD. It also discusses the challenges children may face at school and in their social lives, especially as they grow older.


Educational Materials

Look through the presentations given by experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at our IBD Education Day.

Pediatric gastroenterologist Betsy Maxwell, MD, MS, talks about the theories as to why IBD is on the rise in children, including an overlap between genetic factors, the immune system, the microbiome, and environmental triggers.

Developed by doctors and patients, the app includes features that help you and your doctor better understand your IBD treatment.

Can be used to manage medications on the go, set reminders, and communicate with your healthcare provider. It also includes My Health Tracker for recording lab results and vital signs.

IBD symptoms should never get in the way of your child’s success at school. There is a simple way to protect your child’s school experience by creating accommodations for their IBD symptoms and lifestyle.


Websites

The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

ImproveCareNow uses scientific data to drive improvements for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Starbright World is an online social network for teens with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their siblings.


Camps

Camp Oasis was established by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.


Research Councils