Other Organizations You May Want to Contact for Different Kinds of Support

* The Lollipop Kids Foundation: To combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on families that have children with disabilities, offer emotional support, and provide a brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future.

* The Wholehearted Foundation: To provide short-term spiritual, financial, relationship, and program awareness support that makes a long-term impact for “heart families” whose child(ren) receive cardiac care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

* Erika Kate Hope Alliance: To help ease the emotional, spiritual and financial burdens borne by parents of children with life-threatening heart disease.

* Hope Marietta Foundation: To raise money and awareness for Congenital Heart Defects through community involvement, fundraising events, and service projects directly benefiting local children.

* Air Charity Network: To provide access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis.

* Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation: To increase awareness, accelerate research, and advance education on pediatric cardiomyopathy.

* Songs of Love: To provide personalized uplifting songs, free of charge, for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges.

* Washington Regional Transplant Community: To respond to every potential organ, tissue and eye donation.

* Children's Organ Transplant Association: To provide fundraising assistance and family support to children and young adults who need a life-saving organ transplant.

* Help Hope Live: To support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

* Holistic Moms Network: To connect parents who are interested in holistic health and green living.

* Make a Wish Foundation: To grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

* Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation: To provide exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families.

* Casey Cares Foundation: To provide ongoing and uplifting programming to critically ill children and their families (including siblings!).

* Mortgage Bankers Association: To provide mortgage and rental assistance grants to families in need. 

* Hope for Henry Foundation: To provide special gifts of consumer electronics to children hospitalized with life-threatening diseases.

* Preemies Today: To advocate for the needs of families experiencing a premature birth.

Meditation CDs You Can Purchase or download

* Still Quiet Place's meditation CD's for children and adults:

More coming soon!

Research you can read to access evidence

* Click here to download a list of recent research on various complementary care modalities used with children.

* Click here to access research the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have compiled on the scientific evidence behind various complementary health care approaches.

* Click here to view a list of hyperlinked resources The Whole Child Center compiled on Integrative Medicine and many related topics.

* Click here to view a list of hyperlinked resources Least Invasive First compiled on Integrative Medicine and many related topics.

* Click here to view a list of Integrative Medicine programs in operation at hospitals in the U.S.

Books You might find of interest

* Child Decoded: Unlocking Complex Issues in Your Child's Learning, Behavior or Attention. (2017) By Marijke Jones, Robin E. McEvoy PhD, and Kim Gangwish.

* The Holistic Pediatrician, Twentieth Anniversary Revised Edition: A Pediatrician's Comprehensive Guide To Safe and Effective Therapies For the 25 Most Common Ailments Of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. (2016) By Kathi Kemper, M.D., M.P.H.

Information You Can Use


* The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's PowerPoint Presentation on "Medical Events & Traumatic Stress in Children & Families"

* The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's "Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers" (toolkit for parents as well)

Environmental Hazards

* Children's Environmental Health Network's Eco-Healthy Child Care Fact Sheets

* Environmental Working Group's 2013 Guide to Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors

* Environmental Working Group's 2014 Guide to Avoiding GMO Food

* Environmental Working Group's 2014 Guide to Seafood (find healthy options)

* Environmental Working Group's 2016 Guide to Healthy Cleaning (Safety ratings for more than 2,500 products)

* Environmental Working Group's 2016 Guide to Sunscreens

* Environmental Working Group's 2016 Guide to Pesticide in Produce: The Dirty 12 and the Clean 12 (Which Ones to Buy Organic)

* Healthy Child's "Easy Steps" library is a "collection of their tried and true recommendations to make your home (and world) a cleaner, greener, safer place to raise your child. From individual steps to e-books and more, they have all the tools you need to understand the issues and easily take action".

* National Resources Defense Council's "Four Ways to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging" (2015)

* National Resources Defense Council's "The Smart Seafood Buying Guide" (2015)


* "8 Natural Ways to Detox Your Body": Integrative Health Blog by National Integrated Health Associates

* Environmental Working Group's Guide to Children's Cereals (Sugar by the pound)

* Environmental Working Group's Guide to Good Food on a Budget

* "Healthy Eating for Life" by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

* "Holistic Nutrition: How to Stop Sugar Cravings in 3 Must-Do Steps" by National Integrated Health Associates

* "Nutrition for Kids" by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

* "Nutrition Rainbow of Cancer-Fighting and Immune-Boosting Foods" by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

websites, Apps, Videos, and Services You Might Find Useful

* Least Invasive First: Carry and access your important health directives and documents everywhere, digitally.

* Headspace: A website and an app that make meditation simple.

* List of apps:

* Mindfulness app for children:

* Watch this YouTube video on Marian McEvilly of Children's National using aromatherapy, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and other complementary care techniques to support patients at Children's National Medical Center.

* Watch this YouTube video on Healing Touch by Sue Kagel, RN, BSN, CHTP/I, HNC.

* Watch this YouTube video on how Vanderbilt University's emergency room is diffusing essential oils.

* Learn about the Relaxation Response from Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard Medical School and Founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine:

Training Opportunities

* Music for Healing and Transition Program: 

* Potomac Massage Training Institute:

* Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training: 

* Healing Touch Training: 

Please contact us if you would like to recommend we include any other resources! These lists are for information purposes only, as we don't endorse any particular organization or resource.