Medication Safety Video Library

The following is a series of educational videos designed to educate children and caregivers about pain and medicine. Each video discusses a different medication safety topic in an engaging and developmentally appropriate way.

For Kids 5-8 Years Old: Using and Keeping Medicine Safe

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s therapy dog, Denver, and his friends learn how to be safe around medicine. Developed for kids 5 to 8 years old, the group talks about where medicine should be stored, the importance of only taking medicine from a trusted adult, and how to discard of unused or expired medication.

For Kids 5-8 Years Old: Treating Pain Without Medicine

Medicine can help relieve pain, but there are also other things that kids can do to cope with pain. In this video for kids 5-8 years old, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's therapy dog, Denver, and his friends discuss distraction and relaxation, and give examples of what they do to feel better.

For Kids 5-8 Years Old:
What is Pain?

Even though pain can be unpleasant, it plays an important role in the body and helps people know that something is wrong. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's therapy dog, Denver, and his friends explore what pain is, how to communicate with trusted adults about pain, and what helps when they are in pain. This video is designed for kids ages 5-8 years old.

For Kids 8-12 Years Old: Using and Keeping Medicine Safe

In this video created for kids 8-12 years old, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s therapy dog, Denver, and his friends address how kids can be safe around medicine. It is important for kids to learn to only take medicine that is given by a trusted adult, and also ways to store current medicines and discard those that are unused or expired.

For Kids 8-12 Years Old: Treating Pain Without Medicine

Taking medicine is one way that people can treat their pain, but there are many other methods that are also beneficial. Relaxation and distraction are a couple of options that C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's therapy dog, Denver, and his friends talk about in this video. They also offer some suggestions of things that kids 8-12 years old can do to feel better.

For Kids 8-12 Years Old:
What is Pain?

Pain can be a challenging experience, but it is beneficial as it lets people know that something is wrong in the body. It is important for kids to recognize what pain is, how to communicate with a trusted adult about, and what kind of things help. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital's therapy dog, Denver, and his friends go through these topics on a level appropriate for kids 8-12 years old.

Let’s Ask 4-8 Year Old Kids About Pain: A Lesson for Adults

Kids can say some pretty silly things, but they also can offer a unique and interesting perspective. Real kids were asked questions about pain, like what they think pain is and what they do to feel better, and also about medication, like how they take medicine and where their trusted adults store it. Check out this video from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to hear their responses.


Let’s Ask 8-13 Year Old Kids About Pain: A Lesson for Adults

Sometimes kids know more than adults give them credit for, and can come up with their own insightful thoughts. In this video, real kids ages 8-13 years old were asked a series of questions about medicine, like why they have to take it and how they take it, and also about pain: what do they think pain is and how do they cope with it.

Medication Safety Tips

for Caregivers
En Español

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program, in partnership with Kohl's Cares, brings you medication safety tips for parents. This video reviews how to give prescription medications safely, how to store prescription medications safely, and how to dispose of prescription medications safely.