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.

For Parents and Caregivers

At the end of this session, learners will be able to describe evidence-based behavioral treatment for pediatric migraine, explain tips on how parents can help their child cope with symptoms, and grasp resources for the home, including apps, websites, and how to find a behavioral health provider.

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the effects of stress on children and adolescents with migraine, explain the impact that mood can have on migraine symptoms (and vice versa), and describe evidence-based behavioral treatment for pediatric migraine.

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.

A free evidence-based app designed to help teens cope with chronic pain using CBT and relaxation strategies.


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.

We provide informational handouts for patients that explain why they may have a migraine disorder and outline the treatment options; We have a medication guideline handout for physicians to guide them in the management of their migraine patients.

Headache doctors created this website to help teens and their families to gain better control of headaches, get appropriate medical care and limit the disability caused by headaches.

The Migraine at School program is a collection of the best resources for students, parents, and educators.

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.

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.