Medical Care, Appointments & Supports

Let’s be honest, going to the doctor can be scary. For children who have experienced trauma, this fear can be even bigger. As a caregiver, managing medical appointments can be stressful and overwhelming. Fortunately, there are strategies for helping children cope with this stress and to make care coordination easier. See our Navigating Medical Systems Information Packet & en español for the full list of parent-provided tips! Please reference our ACEs, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism, Food Issues & Nutrition, LGBTQ+ Families & Youth, Mental Health, Neurodiversity, Play, Sensory Supports, Sleep and Trauma pages for more resources.

"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love for humanity.” ~Hippocrates

Websites & Local Supports

For Youth

Recommended Books & Articles

Medical-related materials in ORPARC's library, including our Navigating Medical Systems packet & en español plus our Bailey the Bold: Social Stories collection & en español

Foster care specific

Social stories for kids by Autism Little Learner

For professionals



Videos & Podcasts