Pediatric Pain

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that may occur because of an injury, surgery or an illness. Pain is one way our body alerts us to pay attention and seek help. Acute pain short term while chronic pain is long term.

Below is a list of resources that can be helpful in understanding the experience of pain and how to support those around you.

Web Content

General Pain Information

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain


Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

You can download, print, and share this list.


Thank you to our friends from Calgary Public Library Pediatric and Adolescent Complex Pain and members of the Emergency Department at the Alberta Children's Hospital for their contributions.


This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or