Pain and Medication Resources
Thump! Ouch! Marcus Gets Hurt
An Augmented Reality Experience for Young Children!
Marcus loves playing with his friends Olivia and Nora, but one day while they are swinging at the playground he falls and gets hurt. He has to go to the hospital! At the hospital, Marcus meets a dog named Denver who teaches him about pain, how to help the pain feel better, and how to take medicine safely so that Marcus can get back to playing with his friends again.
Thump! Ouch! Marcus Gets Hurt can be read with augmented reality using your smartphone or tablet. The book is available in English or Spanish.
Please contact us at Mott-Pediatric-Trauma@med.umich.edu with any questions related to the book or to order books in bulk.
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Medication Safety Videos for Children and Caregivers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Middle School and High School Curriculum
Health and science teachers can utilize this customizable curriculum to teach students factual information about opioids.
Facts Over Fear: Teaching Opioid Awarness
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program and the University of Michigan School of Education Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) collaborated to develop a curriculum aimed at middle and high school students on opioid awareness.
This curriculum can be taught in an online or offline, printable format. Registration includes access to a teacher guide and the ability to create and manage groups through a secure LMS system. Personal student information will not be collected or stored. Click here for more information.
Features of the curriculum
Interactive content for middle school and high school students
Meets state requirements for the State of Michigan
Co-developed by the School of Education & C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan