Pediatric Headache Program Resources

Caring for a child with any illness or injury can be overwhelming. To help you find answers to your questions and feel confident with the care you’re providing your child, we’ve created the following list of health resources. We hope they can help make this time in your family’s life a bit easier.

Christina Szperka, MD, Director of CHOP's Pediatric Headache Program, outlines common symptoms and treatment options for pediatric migraine in an interview with the American Migraine Foundation.

For Patients

If your child has tried a few oral preventive medications for chronic migraines without benefit, Botox® injections may be offered as an alternative treatment option.

Use this detailed headache calendar to document each time your child has a headache and bring the completed calendars to your child’s next appointment with the doctor.

Complete this easy-to-use migraine headache calendar to mark each day your child has a headache and bring it to your child’s next appointment with the doctor.

Miles for Migraine Youth Camps are for kids and teens with chronic migraines and their parents, designed to build community and provide helpful tools for managing migraine.


Websites

The American Headache Society® Committee for Headache Education is dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of patients with headaches. The website offers educational materials, tools and resources to support patients and their families.

The American Migraine Foundation provides information about migraine symptoms and triggers in children, how to help your child manage migraines, and strategies for coping with migraines at school and in other social situations.

This online journal offers short patient-education articles for parents to learn more about specific types of migraines, current medications and treatment options.

Migraine 4 Kids offers games, information and support to children experiencing chronic migraines. Choose between Migraine Action activities designed for a range of age groups.

The Migraine Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding migraine research in the United States. The group, led by neurologists and scientists from across the county, is working to provide hope and help for millions of American who suffer from migraine headaches.

Miles for Migraine seeks to improve the lives of migraine patients and their families by raising awareness about headache disorders and helping find a cure for migraine through fun runs and other events.

The National Headache Foundation offers comprehensive resources to help patients and families better understand headaches and migraines, as well as learn about advances in treatment.