Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Patient and Family Resources
Resources for You and Your Family
We want you to have all the information you and your child need to understand your child’s condition and to participate in treatment. This page provides links to resources that we hope will be helpful.
Resources at Children’s
IBD, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
What Are IBD, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis?
Dr. Dennis Christie gives a brief introduction to the different kinds of inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis – and answers common questions. He describes the unique services offered by Seattle Children’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.
How to Help Your Child Adjust to School After a Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis
Nurse Teresa Wachs provides practical tips about how to advocate for your child at school and help your child be successful there.
Medication to Treat Your Child’s IBD Without Steroid Use
Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh, director of Seattle Children’s IBD Center, discusses non-steroidal strategies to successfully treat IBD.
Nutritional Needs for Your Child with IBD
Dr. David Suskind explains the role nutrition plays in treating your child’s IBD, including foods to avoid during a flare.
Side Effects of Treating Your Child’s IBD with Steroids
Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh, director of Seattle Children's IBD Center, discusses the downsides of treatment with steroids.
Treating Crohn’s Disease Without Medication
Dr. David Suskind discusses the benefits of formula-based nutrition therapy (exclusive enteral nutrition, or EEN) to induce remission without medication.
Treating Isolated Lower-Small-Intestine Crohn’s
Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh, director of Seattle Children's IBD Center, explains the particular considerations of treating Crohn’s disease that is limited to the lower small intestine.
What You Need to Know About Your Student’s Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
This video is a resource for teachers, coaches, principals and school staff. Nurse Teresa Wachs explains what IBD is, how it affects children and how you can help a child with IBD succeed at school.