Miles for Migraine Youth Day Camps are for teens with chronic migraine and their parents. Youth Camps are designed to build community, empower teens with new ways to cope with their illness, and provide families with the most current medical information.
Virtual Day Camps
Coping with COVID 19 and Managing Online Learning
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET
Treatments for Teens with Migraine
Saturday, April 25, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
Sunday, May 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Pathophysiology and Etiology of Migraine
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Teen Talks is a weekly virtual meetup group for young people who have Migraine and other headache disorders. The group is designed to create a supportive and judgement-free environment where teens can share their Migraine story, experiences, struggles and successes with peers who also live with Migraine. This is a group for teens only (13-18). Meeting will be held weekly on Wednesday from 6-7pm EST via Zoom.
- Informative camp leaders who specialize in adolescent headache disorders
- Fosters new friendships among youth who are often isolated due to their headaches
- Programs include relaxation, self-regulation, guided imagery, biofeedback, yoga, art sessions, and separate teen and parent discussion groups
Youth Camps are single day events that take place throughout the year. The camp is ongoing throughout the year. We hold an educational youth camp day for families 1-2 times/year, and social events the remainder of the year. Teens not only have the opportunity to interact with others impacted by migraine disease, but also learn about advocacy and how to create more awareness in their communities. Parents and caregivers who are also impacted by this disease, are welcome at all events. You will have the opportunity to learn, feel supported, and receive respite care in this ongoing community.
A study about our Youth Camps "Improving the Patient Experience With Migraine Camp, a One‐Day Group Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Headache and Their Parents" was published in Headache Journal.
Resources for Adolescents
- Pediatric Registry Trial for 4-17 y.o. kids
Goals of the trial are to increases awareness about migraine in kids, increase disease funding and treatment options. Kids/parents may have access to future clinical trials of both drugs and interventions including biobanking to help identify biomarkers and access to migraine diary application and validation of the migraine diary application for future use
- Headache Relief Guide
A website that is interactive, understandable, entertaining!
- Videos for relaxation, breathing and progressive muscle relaxation
- Headache Action Plan Program for Youth (HAPPY)
- Headache and The Arts