Redefining International Pediatric Healthcare Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can be developmentally damaging. Research demonstrates that healthcare experiences can induce trauma in children, as evidenced by behavior problems, depression, developmental delays, anxiety, regression, and avoidance of healthcare. Absence of buffering protective factors such as adequate pain management, appropriate coping resources, and family connection may have long standing implications for children’s physical and mental health, and wellness.

Key outcomes of incorporating pediatric psychosocial care and partnering with Pediatric Potential are:

Enhanced child-coping and health outcomes

Sustainable culturally responsive and evidence-based support

Facilitation of Developmentally supportive opportunities for play and learning

Creation or enhancement of psychosocial staffing and services

Increased patient and family satisfaction scores

Improved Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)


Our services foster new resources and sustainable support systems for our partner hospitals, clinics, and NGOs globally, enabling them to enhance protective frameworks and strengthen healthcare experiences for the hospitalized children and families in their care. We are one of the only organizations working to ensure the fulfillment of children’s rights and child-friendly healthcare practices globally.

8 Countries

10 Languages

The diversity of our multidisciplinary team of experts, which collectively live in 8 countries and speak 10 languages, reflects our international approach to enhancing access to knowledge regarding developmentally appropriate best-practices, resources, services, and training related to pediatric psychosocial care and a rights-based approach to pediatrics for all children, no matter where in the world they encounter a healthcare experience.

Service Development

Creation or enhancement of sustainable pediatric psychosocial services and staffing.

Knowledge Exchange

Collaboratively identify strengths to enhance child-friendly engagement utilizing the Pediatric Patient's Hierarchy of Developmental Needs (PPHDN)© as a framework.


Use and conduct research to support the positive impact of these services on individual organizations and communities.

Environmental Design Consultation

Promote development of child-friendly healthcare environments.

Staff Education / Training

Facilitate skill development on appropriate language and engagement of pediatric patients.

Resource Fostering

Attract visionaries to our partners to support opportunities for psychosocial programming facilitation, research, and development through our global networks.

Pediatric Potential is a non-political 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to strengthening the well-being and resilience of hospitalized children and families worldwide.


We believe that in order for enhanced healthcare experiences for children and families to become sustainable, training must be accessible, culturally responsive and empower local healthcare practitioners to apply pediatric psychosocial care practices within the hospitals/clinics of their unique cultural contexts.

All children should have access to psychosocial care, to minimize the stress and anxiety of healthcare experiences, and assist in the maintenance of their developmental milestones.

Our mission, informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), mirrors the 7 Rights Standards for Children in Hospital developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its goals for child-centered design and delivery of healthcare in general and hospitals specifically.

Services provided by Pediatric Potential are guided by these principles and are evidenced by the education and experience of our team, which ranges from North America, South East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent.

High-quality healthcare

Equality and non-discrimination

Play and learn

Information and participation

A safe and child-friendly environment

Protection from harm

Pain management and palliative care


On-site Visit

We meet with the organizations on-site to learn about their goals and resources.

Identify Partners' Potential

During this phase we work with partners to determine what resources and services will be best suited to assist them in reaching their desired goals.

Tailored Support Delivery

Once we have collaboratively identified a strategy to assist our partners in meeting their potential, we work to support sustainable program or process improvements.

Partnering with Pediatric Potential


Pediatric Potential collaborations are individualized to support our partners' growth potential. Our services aim to redefine the healthcare experience for pediatric patients and their families.

Research has shown an impact through increased patient and family satisfaction scores, improved short and long term child coping and health outcomes, a reduction of hospital operational costs, increased healthcare provider morale, enhanced community engagement, and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS).


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