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Purpose of the PEProgram

Children can be traumatised by healthcare experiences. They are often subjected to an environment which they do not understand, nor have any control over. They are faced with many unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells and they must undergo frightening and often painful procedures. 

The aim of this programme is to empower Parents, Healthcare Professionals and Youth Workers involved in the care of these children so that they can optimally support children when faced with a healthcare experience. Information provided can be used to prepare children for different healthcare experiences and to help them understand what is happening to them.