Functional Pain in Schools School Nurse Webinar Series #8

Screening Tools
APA DSM-5 Somatic Symptom Screening Tool (ages 11-17)
McCaffrey Pain Assessment Tool
The Oucher: Pain Communication Tool (English)
The Oucher: Pain Communication Tool (Spanish)

PDF Handouts and Resources
Take a Break Strategies
What Kids Can Say to Peers
Guide for Working with Students who have Chronic Pain
Relaxation Strategies for School Nurses
Brain-Behavior Connection (image)
Parent Management Guidelines for School Nurses
Psychoeducation on “Functioning”

Austin Area Referrals for Functional Pain
Texas Child Study Center


Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC)

Websites and Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

GI Kids

Clinical Guidelines and Articles
American Academy of Pediatrics Subcommittee on Chronic Abdominal Pain. (2005). Chronic abdominal pain in children. Pediatrics, 115(3), 812.

Banez GA. Chronic abdominal pain in children: what to do following the medical evaluation. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 20(5):571-575, October 2008.

Boyle JT. Recurrent abdominal pain: an update. Pediatrics in Review. 18:310-321, 1997.

Campo JV, Di Lorenzo C, Chiappetta L, et al. Adult outcomes of pediatric recurrent abdominal pain: do they just grow out of it? Pediatrics108: e1, 2001. Retrieved from

Chacko, M. R., Drutz, J. E., & Li, B. U. K. Patient education: Chronic abdominal pain in children and adolescents (Beyond the Basics).

Di Lorenzo et al. (2005). Chronic abdominal pain in children: a technical report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: AAP Subcommittee and NASPGHAN Committee on Chronic Abdominal Pain. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 40(3), 249-261.

Finley GA, Franck LS, Grunau RE, von Baeyer CL. Why children’s pain matters. International Association for the Study of Pain. Pain: Clinical Updates, 2005;XIII(4):1-6

International Association for the study of pain. (2011) Classification of Chronic Pain, Second Edition (Revised -updated in 2011). Retrieved from

Weydert JA. Ball TM. Davis MF. Systematic review of treatments for recurrent abdominal pain. Pediatrics 111:e1-e11, 2003. Available from URL:

Woods, M. (2015). Functional Abdominal Pain-Child. Retrieved July 17, 2018, from

Youssef, N. N., Murphy, T. G., Schuckalo, S., Intile, C., & Rosh, J. (2007). School nurse knowledge and perceptions of recurrent abdominal pain: opportunity for therapeutic alliance?. Clinical pediatrics, 46(4), 340-344.

Books and Textbooks
Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Sparks, D. A., Garin-Laflam, M. P., & Cravero, J. P. (2015). In Chronic Abdominal Pain(pp. 115-124). Springer, New York, NY.