Resources

 
 

Recommendations

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

* 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. www.wholeheartedfoundation.org

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

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

* 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. www.aircharitynetwork.org

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

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

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

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

* 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. www.helphopelive.org

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

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

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

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

* Mortgage Bankers Association: To provide mortgage and rental assistance grants to families in need. www.mba.org/who-we-are/the-mba-foundation/apply-for-a-grant 

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

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

Meditation CDs You Can Purchase or download

* Still Quiet Place's meditation CD's for children and adults: www.stillquietplace.com

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

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)

Nutrition

* "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

Digital Products, Videos and Services You Might Find Useful

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

* 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.

Training Opportunities

* Music for Healing and Transition Program: www.mhtp.org 

* Potomac Massage Training Institute: www.pmti.org

* Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training: www.themindfulnesscenter.org 

* Healing Touch Training: www.healingtouchprogram.com 

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.