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Question 3 of 3: Where do you turn to for emotional support?


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For Parents

You recently learned that your child has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Now you’re taking an important step: learning about these conditions, how they’re treated, and how your child can learn to live with IBD. 

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's purpose is to start you on an educational path—to inform you of some key points about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and what you may expect. You won’t become an expert overnight, but gradually you’ll learn more. And the more you know, the better you’ll be able to become an advocate for your child. Most important: You’ll be an active member of your child’s healthcare team.

Podcast Series for IBD Patients and Families - Maintaining Healthy Nutrition in Pediatric IBD Patients

Resources for Parents

Recent News

Stay up-to-date with the most current news and information about the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, as well as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Below you’ll find our most recent press releases, along with other articles written by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

This media content highlights the public research outcomes related to our initiatives, studies, and clinical trials. In addition, you can read our expert commentary related to research articles culled from external media sources.

Camp Oasis recieved a $5000 from the Allergan Foundation

Orange County Chapter

Thank you to the Allergan Foundation for investing in Camp Oasis with a $5,000 grant! From Left to right: Bill Meury, Allergan Foundation board member and Executive VP, Chief Commercial Officer; Jonathon Kellerman, Allergan Foundation board member and Executive VP, Global Chief Compliance Officer; Denise Desmond, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Orange County Chapter, Executive Director, Gwyn Grenrock, Executive Director of The Allergan Foundation; and Alex Kelly, Allergan Foundation President and Executive VP, Chief Communications Officer.

New Orleans Saints Linebacker Kicks Off Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week with My Cause My Cleats

November 29, 2017

Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week kicks off on December 1, and in recognition of the observance, New Orleans Saints linebacker Michael Mauti will dedicate his cleats during Week 13 of the NFL season to help raise awareness of these inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and the critical work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Mauti’s cleat design features the Foundation’s logo along with the Colitis Ninja, an icon of ulcerative colitis blogger Amber Elder, who is local to Mauti’s home state of Louisiana.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Receives $5 Million to Fund Innovative Translational and Clinical IBD Research

October 30, 2017

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation announced that it received a $5 million pledge from the Litwin family to fund novel, high-risk/high-reward research ideas in the early stage of exploration that could advance the field of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) research.

Partnering to Accelerate Science

October 23, 2017

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (the Foundation) celebrates the visionary academic and industry scientists, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, IBD patients, and Foundation staff who are partnering to create and sustain IBD Plexus®, a first-of-its-kind research information exchange platform designed to centralize data and biosamples from diverse research studies. The powerful new initiative is designed to advance our understanding of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and significantly accelerate research driving toward precision medicine and cures for IBD.

Leading Patient Organizations Collaborate to Improve Patient Care in IBD Through Shared Decision-Making

September 11, 2017

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (Foundation) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA),in collaboration with Pfizer, Inc., announced today a request for proposal (RFP), around interventions that aim to improve shared decision-making and promote effective health communication between patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their clinicians. The goal is to identify and/or establish best practices around shared decision-making that can be easily replicated, broadly disseminated, and widely adopted within the IBD community.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Applauds Passage of Restroom Access Legislation in New York State

June 19, 2017

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation released the following statement today after the New York State Senate passed the Crohn’s & Colitis Fairness Act (S3295).

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