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.
I-SIT is a behavioral health group intervention for children (ages 5-9) diagnosed with functional constipation and fecal incontinence, and their parents.
We welcome children, adolescents and families to join us to discuss their concerns and the emotional challenges of living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Children, adolescents and their families are invited to ongoing support groups to discuss challenges facing kids with motility disorders. Sessions are led by CHOP gastroenterologists, psychologists and staff from the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility. Topics vary per support group.
Check our events listing for upcoming sessions.
For Children and Teens
GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.
Whether you’re visiting the Hospital for a single outpatient appointment or planning on an extended inpatient stay, these services and resources can help you navigate your child’s healthcare journey.
Is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Transition Tips for Young Adults
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has many programs and tools to help patients transition to adult life and healthcare beyond CHOP.
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
NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education.
In this video for parents and caregivers, you'll learn about prep instructions for an anorectal manometry exam, what to expect during the procedure and what your child will need to do during the test.
Esophageal manometry is a procedure that measures pressure, sensation and coordination of the esophageal muscles. In this video for parents and caregivers, you'll learn about what you and your child can expect during this procedure and watch as it's performed on a medical mannequin
Learn how to administer high-volume colonic enemas from an expert at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Learn how to administer a saline, mineral oil or Bisacodyl enema to a child. This video offers parents and caregivers step-by-step instructions.
In this video series, clinicians in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia present a overview of NG tubes.
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease.
ALF is a national, nonprofit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing liver diseases through research, education and support groups.
AST is an organization of transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation science and medicine.
The Celiac Disease Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to providing services and support regarding celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability.
IFFGD's website provides information about digestive disorders in adults and children, including signs and symptoms, what’s causing the discomfort and how to feel better.
NDDIC provides information about digestive diseases, statistics, research and more, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
NIDDK is a branch of the National Institutes of Health that offers health and research information about a variety of digestive diseases that can affect the liver.
These guided audio recordings can help create a more peaceful and restful state of mind for parents, caregivers, and adolescent/young adult patients.
Camp Oasis was established by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to enrich the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.