"Life with a child with a chronic condition requires constant 24/7 management," says Amy Ohmer, mother of two daughters with Type 1 diabetes. "There are no breaks. It doesn't go away on your birthday; it doesn't go away because you go to Disney World. It's always there." - Quote from The Children's Hospital Association, Parents' Perspective: The Need for Emotional Support
The need for emotional support in the lives of children with chronic conditions, as well as their families, is an important piece to leading a healthy life. The American Board of Pediatric's (ABP) understood the necessity of emotional support with the development of the Roadmap Project.
The Roadmap Project works to improve the emotional health and well-being of pediatric patients with chronic conditions, as well as their families. This project was "co-designed by patients, parents, clinicians and pediatric psychologists from across children's hospitals."
Recently, the Children's Hospital Association has partnered with the Roadmap Project to host a series of four webinars focusing on emotional health.
To read more, please head to the Children's Hospital Association's article on "Parents' Perspective: The Need for Emotional Support" to learn more.