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All files and information contained in this website, on CHYP's social media outlets, and on CHYP informational and creative material are copyright-protected by CHYP, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Our website and other materials may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos.
Your use of our website and services does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks, without the prior written permission of CHYP.
Our content, as found within our website, internet services, and products is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our website and services does not grant you any ownership rights to our content.
EFFECTIVE: June 1, 2019
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION COLLECTED: CHYP may collect and use personal identification information in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, when users visit the CHYP website, register on the website, place an order/purchase/donation, subscribe to emails, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, resources, or features that are available through the CHYP website. By creating an account and registering on the CHYP website, CHYP may collect personal identification information (including, but not limited to, first name, phone number, email address, username, password, security questions, age, ethnicity [optional], state/province of residence, credit card information [optional], billing information [optional], if you have chronic pain or if you are a caregiver of someone with chronic pain, chronic pain condition [optional], length of time you have had chronic pain). Users can always refuse to provide CHYP with information, although for safety purposes, it may prevent them from engaging in certain CHYP website activities. All personal identification information is provided voluntarily to the CHYP website and CHYP team.
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY: The minimum age to use the CHYP website is age 13. CHYP is committed to helping users with chronic pain between the ages of 13-18 and caregivers (age 18 and up) of youth with chronic pain. Although CHYP does require personal identification information from some users, it is not the responsibility of CHYP to determine the accuracy or legitimacy of the personal identification information provided. All CHYP users are using the CHYP website and services at their own risk. For this reason, all users between the ages of 13-17 must have caregiver consent to participate through the CHYP registration process (which CHYP will also not be responsible for regulating the legitimacy of).
NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION: CHYP may collect non-personal identification information about users while you interact on the CHYP website. Examples of non-personal identification information that CHYP may collect include, but are not limited to, statistics on page views, referral URLs, your IP address, your web log information, traffic to and from CHYP website, browsing activity, browser name, the type of computer, technical information about the users means of connection to the CHYP website (such as the operating system, the Internet service providers, and other similar information).
Reasons why CHYP collects and uses your personal identification information, CHYP website activity, and non-personal identification information:
1. To confirm your identity and ensure that the CHYP website is being used for its designed purpose
2. To personalize your experience on the CHYP website
3. To send emails periodically with CHYP news or fundraising efforts
4. To improve the CHYP website based on the information and feedback
5. To administer surveys and other website features
6. To process and keep track of payments and donations
7. To improve customer service
8. To identify and fix bugs that may be present
9. To develop new tools, products, or services
10. To enhance security and safety
CHOICE: Due to the nature of the CHYP website, the vulnerable population it serves, and the services that are provided, certain personal information must be collected. This necessary personal identification information may include, but is not limited to, first name, phone number, email address, username, password, security questions, age, state/province of residence, if you have chronic pain or if you are a caregiver of someone with chronic pain, length of time you have had chronic pain, posts, visited pages, participation in services, credit card information, or billing information. The reason why the CHYP website is not able to be accessed anonymously is because we want to ensure safety, accountability, and accuracy for all participation through the website. That being said, some of the information provided is optional, including but not limited to ethnicity, credit card information, billing information, and chronic pain condition. If you have any questions about why certain personal identification information or your CHYP website online activity is being collected, or how it is being used, please feel free to contact the CHYP team at: email@example.com. You may make such a request once per calendar year, and we will provide the information to you free of charge.
Any information or content of any kind that is posted or shared by the user on the CHYP website is voluntary and will be public to other CHYP users. CHYP does not accept responsibility or liability for information or content that is shared voluntarily by you or other users, which may violate your privacy. Your participation in CHYP website activities and services is at your own risk.
SHARING OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION: CHYP does not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. CHYP does have the right to share generic aggregated demographic information that is not linked to any personal identification information.
The CHYP team may discuss your information with other members of the CHYP team, “Guest Hosts,” or trusted services providers who work on our behalf (without independent use of the information provided). Since the CHYP website does not provide individual medical or therapeutic services, confidentiality is not necessarily maintained. That being said, CHYP will reasonably attempt to protect your privacy from advertisers or other external agencies.
AS REQUIRED BY LAW: CHYP can share and disclose your information when required to do so by federal, state, or local laws, as well as court or administrative orders or in response to a subpoena.
TO ADVERT A SERIOUS THREAT TO HEALTH OR SAFETY: Even though CHYP does not accept any liability or responsibility for misuse of the CHYP website (i.e. ideation, plan, or intent of harm to self or to others; suspected child abuse or neglect), the CHYP team may, in good faith, share and disclose your information to the necessary agencies/officials.
ACCESS: If you would like to see the personal identification information and CHYP website online activity that CHYP has collected, or wish to change it, you may do so by contacting the CHYP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Stop receiving marketing or promotional emails from CHYP
2. Update and change your personal identification information
3. Cancel your account or request that CHYP no longer uses your personal identification information to provide you with services
PHONE NUMBER: Your phone number may be used during the registration process to send a verification text message. This verification text message will be used to confirm your identity and unlock your access to the CHYP website and services.
EMAIL: Your email address will be used as a main method for the CHYP team to contact you. This may include, but is not limited to, confirming registration, payment/donation processing and confirmation, and CHYP company news/updates/fundraising efforts/related product/event/service information. If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from CHYP, there is a detailed explanation for how to unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.
SECURITY: Since there will be health chats and/or links to health chats on the CHYP website, CHYP uses technologies that allow data to be stored and transmitted according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. CHYP adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal identifying information, username, password, and other data stored on the CHYP website. When registering a domain with any registrar, regulations require personal information for individuals and businesses to be automatically entered into a public directory often used by hackers and spammers. Proper security measures will be made to prevent domain-related spam and malicious activity with privacy protection. CHYP will also install an SSL certificate (SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer). SSL Certificates will validate the website's identity and encrypt the information our visitors send to, or receive from, the website. This is meant to keep thieves from spying on any exchange between CHYP and its users. Even though the CHYP website is designed with user security in mind, CHYP cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
• If you choose to make a payment or donation on the CHYP website, you will be automatically linked to a third-party link (PayPal) to continue with the payment or donation.
• If you are participating in a CHYP service that involves a third-party link (such as Zoom), your downloading, installation, and use of the third-party link is at your discretion.
CHYP TERMS AND CONDITIONS
EFFECTIVE: June 1, 2019
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and in its entirety before using the CHYP website, communications, intellectual property, material created by, licensed by, copyrighted by, owned by, derived from, published by, or affiliated with CHYP.
USERS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: This website is owned and operated by Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (“CHYP,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), a nonprofit organization and corporation under the laws of California, United States. The CHYP website provides content and services to you (“user,” “users,” “you,” or “your”), based on your acknowledgement, acceptance of, and compliance with all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the “CHYP Terms and Conditions”), as well as any other written agreement between CHYP and you. In addition, when using particular services or material on the CHYP website, users are subject to any posted rules applicable to such services or materials that may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in these “CHYP Terms and Conditions.”
CHYP reserves the sole right to either modify or discontinue the CHYP website, including any of the CHYP website’s features, at any time with or without notice to you. CHYP will not be liable to you or any Third-Party should we exercise such right. Any features that augment or enhance the then-current services on the CHYP website shall also be subject to the CHYP Terms and Conditions.
CHILDREN’S USE: The minimum age to use the CHYP website is age 13. CHYP is committed to helping users with chronic pain between the ages of 13-18 and caregivers (age 18 and up) of youth with chronic pain. Although CHYP does require personal identification information from some users, it is not the responsibility or liability of CHYP to determine the accuracy or legitimacy of the personal identification information provided. All CHYP users are using the CHYP website and CHYP services at their own risk. For this reason, all users between the ages of 13-17 must have caregiver consent to participate through the CHYP registration process (which CHYP will also not be responsible for regulating the legitimacy of).
NOTICE TO CAREGIVERS AND GUARDIANS: You are responsible for monitoring and supervising your child's use of the CHYP website. If your child is using the CHYP website or CHYP services without your express consent and is under 18, please contact us immediately so that we can attempt to disable/limit his or her access. If you have questions about CHYP, please contact us at (email@example.com).
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION AND PRIVACY: In order to access the services on the and through the CHYP website, you may be required to use an account (including a username and password) that can be obtained by completing our online registration form. By registering on the CHYP website, you agree that all information provided in the registration process is true and accurate. You also agree that you will maintain and update your personal identification information in order to keep it current, complete, and accurate.
CONDUCT: Your use of the CHYP website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for the substance of your communications through the CHYP website. By posting information or otherwise using any communications services or other interactive services that may be available to you on or through the CHYP website, you agree that you will not upload, share, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content – including, but not limited to, text, communications, software, images, sounds, video, data, or other information that:
1. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, exploitative, bullying, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including, but not limited to, sexual language of a violent or threatening nature, directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates the CHYP rules or policies;
2. victimizes, harasses, degrades, exploits, bullies, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
3. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
4. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
5. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any Third-Party; or
6. impersonates any person or entity, including any members of the CHYP team or Affiliates.
CHYP neither endorses nor assumes any liability for the contents of any material uploaded or submitted by users or Third-Party users of the CHYP website. The CHYP team are not expected to pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of communications services, chat room, post, message board, newsgroup, software library, video chat, or other interactive services that may be available on or through the CHYP website. However, the CHYP team has the right at their sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, does not comply with the CHYP Terms and Conditions and any other rules of user conduct for the CHYP website, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. CHYP is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against CHYP arising out of such removal of content.
In addition, you may not use the CHYP website or your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Not all areas of the CHYP website may be available to you or other authorized users of the CHYP website. You shall not interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the CHYP website or other similar services. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
You agree that CHYP may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your membership, account, or other affiliation with CHYP and/or the CHYP website without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, you acknowledge that CHYP will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other websites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users or CHYP representatives, owners, successors, directors, officers, shareholders, suppliers, employees, volunteers, contractors, distributors, agents, licensees, licensors, assigns and persons, companies and organizations acting under CHYP’s permission or authority (collectively referred to as “Affiliates”). CHYP reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users. You acknowledge that CHYP and our Affiliates are not liable or responsible for defamatory, libelous, slanderous, offensive, inaccurate, objectionable, or illegal words, communications, contents or actions of users, interviewees or Third-Parties. CHYP and our Affiliates cannot guarantee the identity of other users or the reliability and accuracy of any information they may provide.
If you submit, input or upload any submission to an area of the CHYP website accessed by or accessible to the general public or to CHYP users, such as comment areas and forums, or to publicly accessible areas of other websites or media owned by CHYP, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such submission. However, you automatically represent and warrant that:
1. Such submission is not private, confidential, or proprietary;
2. The owner of such submission has expressly granted CHYP and our Affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, nonexclusive, fully sublicensable right and license to use, copy, backup, store, reproduce, create derivative works from, edit, modify, adapt, alter, encode, print, publish, quote, excerpt, paraphrase, translate, transcribe, display, offer for sale, perform, anthologize and otherwise distribute all or a portion of such submission in whole or part in any or all media or medium, form, format or forum, or technologies now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe for all purposes including, without limitation, websites, downloadable and/or streaming podcasts, e-books, print, periodicals, audio, audiovisual and/or multimedia presentations and/or broadcasts, trade, advertising, commercial and noncommercial and promotion purposes, without restriction as to changes, alterations or presentation;
3. The owner of such submission has expressly granted that CHYP and our Affiliates may sublicense CHYP’s rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses;
4. The owner has no right or expectation of compensation for such submission that you provide to CHYP, the CHYP website, CHYP content or to our Affiliates acting under CHYP’s permission or authority;
5. Any person and entity pictured, named or described in the submission has expressly granted CHYP and our Affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, unlimited, nonexclusive, fully sublicensable right and license to use, backup, copy, reproduce, create derivative works from, edit, modify, adapt, alter, encode, print, publish, quote, excerpt, paraphrase, translate, transcribe, display, sell, perform, anthologize and otherwise distribute all or a portion of such submission in whole or part in any or all media or medium, form, format or forum, or technologies now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe for all purposes including, without limitation, websites, downloadable and/or streaming podcasts, e-books, print, periodicals, audio, audiovisual and/or multimedia presentations and/or broadcasts, trade, advertising, commercial, noncommercial and promotion purposes, without restriction as to changes, alterations or presentation, and has also expressly granted that CHYP and our Affiliates may sublicense CHYP’s rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses;
6. Any person or entity pictured, named or described has no right or expectation of compensation for the use of this information, intellectual property or other materials;
In no event shall CHYP or our Affiliates be liable to you or any Third-Party in connection with the CHYP website, the content or with any submission that you or any Third-Party submits, posts or otherwise provides to CHYP, the CHYP website, or content.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND INFORMATION: The CHYP website may link you to other websites on the Internet or otherwise include references to information, documents, software, materials and/or services provided by other parties. These websites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other websites and parties are not under CHYP’s control, and you acknowledge that CHYP is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their products and services. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement or recommendation of, or association with, the website or party by CHYP, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFORMATION: For purposes of the CHYP Terms and Conditions, “content” can be defined as any information, data, communications, software, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, and other material and services that can be viewed by users on the CHYP website. This content includes but is not limited to, information, opinions, reviews, ideas, statements, audio, videos, recordings, photos, illustrations, graphics, text, interviews, podcasts, notes, comments, webinars, forums, teleconferences, apps, descriptions, studies, data, design, layout, logo, social media, posts, blogs, forums, chat rooms, live chats, video chat platforms, publications, links, lists of resources, advocacy information, computer code, printed matter, products, services, ads, materials, other intellectual property/original content.
By accepting the CHYP Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge and agree that all content presented to you on or through the CHYP website is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws, and is the sole property of CHYP and/or its Affiliates. You are only permitted to use the content as expressly authorized by CHYP or the specific content provider. Except for a single copy made for personal use only, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any documents or information from the CHYP website in any form or by any means without prior written permission from CHYP or the specific content provider, and you are solely responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the CHYP website. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on the website may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
Neither CHYP nor our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this website will not infringe the rights of Third-Parties.
All custom graphics, icons, logos and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of CHYP or its Affiliates. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners. Nothing in the CHYP Terms and Conditions grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, and/or the name of CHYP or its Affiliates.
CHYP owns all title, rights, and interest in CHYP website and in all CHYP-owned, CHYP-created and/or CHYP-copyrighted intellectual property. CHYP grants you a limited, revocable license to access the CHYP website and content. Only as permitted by law, you are authorized to view, read, listen to, link to, interact with, and bookmark the CHYP website. Only as permitted by law, if CHYP makes available download buttons for some or all of the content found on our CHYP website, you are authorized to download and/or use the content for your informational, noncommercial use, provided that you refrain from modifying, distributing and/or creating derivative works from them, and that you leave all the disclaimers and copyright notices, including copyright management information and other proprietary notices, intact. This authorization is revocable at CHYP’s discretion and terminates at the time that the CHYP website terminates, and you will have no further right to use the CHYP website or content or both.
In addition to the free CHYP content or services, we may offer “premium” CHYP content or services and/or other intellectual property available for a CHYP-specified fee or donation amount. If you choose to purchase, subscribe to, or otherwise obtain these premium CHYP content or services and/or other premium intellectual property, CHYP grants you a limited, revocable license to access the premium content or services and/or other premium intellectual property. Only as permitted by law, you are authorized to download them for your informational, noncommercial use, provided that you refrain from modifying, distributing and/or creating derivative works from them, and that you leave all the disclaimers and copyright notices, including copyright management information and other proprietary notices, intact. This authorization is revocable at CHYP’s discretion and terminates at the time that the CHYP website terminates, and you will have no further right to use the CHYP website or content or both.
Aside from the limited, revocable licenses granted in the preceding paragraphs, no portions of the CHYP website or content may be copied, duplicated, reproduced, used to create derivative works from, edited, adapted, altered, encoded, printed, published, translated, transcribed, distributed, sold, performed, anthologized, displayed, downloaded, modified, transmitted, reverse engineered or decrypted. The systematic retrieval of data from the CHYP website or content or both is also prohibited. The commercial use, transmission, modification, adaptation, reproduction, publication and/or distribution of any CHYP-owned, CHYP-created and/or CHYP-copyrighted intellectual property and/or other materials found on the CHYP website and/or in our content is strictly prohibited without our prior written consent.
1.) If CHYP makes available embed codes for some of our free content, you are permitted to use those codes to embed that content on your own website and/or social media–provided that you identify CHYP as the source of the embedded content and include a link to the CHYP website. 2.) If we make available social-media buttons on the CHYP website, you may take such actions as is enabled by those buttons.
3.) You are permitted to link to the CHYP website. These exceptions are revocable at CHYP’s discretion and terminate at the time that the CHYP website terminates, and you will have no further right to use the CHYP website or content or both.
You are responsible for your use of the CHYP website and/or content. You are also responsible for all information, intellectual property and/or materials that you upload, submit, post or otherwise make available to or through CHYP.
PAYMENTS, FEES, CHARGES, AND DONATIONS: All payments, fees, charges, and donations (including premium fees and specific content/services fees) made on or through the CHYP website is non-refundable and must be redeemed prior to the content/service delivery. Cancellation of your subscription, payments, fees, charges, or donations can be made at any time but will only effect future payments, fees, charges, or donations (not past payments, fees, charges, or donations). To cancel future payments, fees, charges, or donations or to delete your account please contact: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please do not submit confidential or proprietary information to CHYP unless we have mutually agreed in writing otherwise. CHYP is also unable to accept your unsolicited ideas or proposals, so please do not submit them to CHYP in any circumstance.
CHYP respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you or any user of this website believes its copyright, trademark or other property rights have been infringed by a posting on this site, you or the user should send notification to CHYP (email@example.com) immediately. To be effective, the notification must include:
1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed.
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit CHYP to contact you (email address is preferred).
4. Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing webpage or other content (email address is preferred).
5. Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
6. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
7. Sign the paper.
8. Send the written communication to the following address: (firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 5041 Valjean Ave., Encino, CA 91436)
You acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, CHYP may immediately remove the identified materials from the CHYP website without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the complaining party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY OF ANY KIND, YOU SHOULD DIAL “911” IMMEDIATELY.
This is a vulnerable population. CHYP understands that chronic pain is linked to mental health issues (like depression and anxiety). However, self-harm/suicidal comments or threatening comments (to self or to others) may be removed, at any time and for any reason, at the discretion of the CHYP team. Furthermore, CHYP is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against CHYP arising out of such removal of content. Please see the “Emergency Resources” information on the CHYP website for emergency protocol on such matters, but CHYP in no way claims to be an emergency resource itself. The “Emergency Resources” page is purely a courtesy for users. CHYP is not an emergency service, nor does it operate 24/7. CHYP does not accept liability or responsibility for any content on the CHYP website or through CHYP services that results in injury, harm, or death to self or to others. If you feel like you or someone else is in danger, please follow the appropriate emergency protocol or call “911.”
While information posted on the CHYP website is believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of posting, CHYP does not guarantee, represent or warrant that the information contained on the CHYP website is accurate, complete, reliable, verified, error free, or fit for any purpose.
CHYP does not provide any physicians’, clinicians’, or other providers’ services itself. All of the providers are independent of CHYP and use the CHYP services as a way to communicate with you. Any information or advice received from a provider comes from them alone, and not from CHYP. Your interactions with the providers via the CHYP services are not intended to take the place of your relationship with your regular health care practitioners or clinicians. Neither CHYP, nor any of its Affiliates or any Third-Party who may promote the services or provide a link to the services, shall be liable for any professional advice obtained from a health care provider via the service or for any other information obtained on the CHYP website. CHYP does not endorse any specific tests, physicians, clinicians, medications, products or procedures that are recommended by providers that may use CHYP to communicate with you. You acknowledge that your reliance on any health care providers or information provided by the providers via the services is solely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for all risk associated herewith.
CHYP DOES NOT REPRESENT IN ANY WAY THAT ANY ADVICE PROVIDED BY A CHYP TEAM MEMBER OR PROVIDER CONSTITUTES QUALIFIED EXPERT ADVICE.
CHYP does not make any representations or warranties about the training or skill of any health care or mental health providers who provide services via the services.
The content, products and services offered herein are here to educate consumers on healthcare, medical, psychological, and social issues that may affect their daily lives. THE CONTENT OF THE CHYP WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, COPY, AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, GRAPHICS AND OTHER VISUALS, IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OR CLINICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR RECOMMENDATIONS OF ANY KIND. ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES IS PROVIDED PURELY FOR THE SAKE OF GENERAL PSYCHOEDUCATION AND PHYSIOEDUCATION. THE CHYP WEBSITE OFFERS EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION AND IS DESIGNED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THE CHYP WEBSITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY CHYP SERVICES IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL, PROFESSIONAL, OR COUNSELING CARE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND COUNSELING INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, OR PROVIDING HEALTH OR NUTRITION CARE, TREATMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS OR ADVICE. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE CHYP SERVICE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT EVER DISREGARD, AVOID, OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE READ ON OR LEARNED ABOUT THROUGH THE CHYP WEBSITE OR CHYP SERVICES. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE CHYP WEBSITE OR CHYP SERVICES ARE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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A letter from our Founder & President
Letter from the Founder and President
As a pediatric pain doctor, I have been treating children who suffer from chronic pain for over thirty years. Having seen children visit multiple doctors, undergo numerous tests, and take many medications with no end to their pain in sight, it became clear that something is needed to help more children than I could possibly see in my practice. For these reasons I started this 501(c)3 nonprofit, Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (CHYP), in 2005 – to help youth who have chronic pain and their families. Once I retired from my full-time UCLA practice this past December I was able to devote myself full-time to the nonprofit. I have recruited a former patient of mine, Georgia Weston, (who has earned her Master of Social Work from USC, wrote two books, and started her own nonprofit to help teens who suffer from chronic pain) to be Executive Director of the nonprofit.
I am currently a Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and was Founder and Past-Director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program. I have a long history dedicated to improving the treatment of pain in children and adolescents. I am co-author of the Institute of Medicine report on Transforming Pain in America and am a member of the National steering committee assigned to provide directions for pain research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I have received, among other awards, a Mayday Pain and Policy Fellowship and the 2005 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief from the American Pain Society (APS). My UCLA integrative pediatric pain program received a 2009 Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award from APS and a 2012 award from the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative. I am active in advocacy for pain care and research and was an invited member of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Special Advisory Committee on the State of Opioids in America. I am also an invited member of the FDA Committee on Analgesia, Anesthesia, and Addiction. I have over 350 research publications on childhood pain and complementary therapies, have written more than 80 chapters, and published two books of my own. The reason why I tell you all this is to show you that I know pain.
Acute pain is something that the entire population deals with – pain that is a symptom of an injury or illness – but chronic pain is something that occurs for millions of Americans. For example, acute pain occurs if a child were to break an ankle playing sports. This same child would get an x-ray that would identify the broken bone, the ankle would be put in a cast, and the child would be told to stay off the leg to allow the bone to heal. Chronic pain occurs after this – after the bone has healed but the pain continues. Most doctors do not understand why the child is still complaining of pain.
The cause of the pain has moved from the ankle to the neural circuits in the brain. New pain circuits have formed that keep the pain active and the origin is now called central pain. Research has shown that the most effective ways of changing these central pain circuits and reducing pain are not with medications, but with creative activities with the mind and body. Through CHYP we are offering an online platform for teens with chronic pain and their caregivers to learn about our modern understanding of chronic pain and provide a variety of creative healing experiences. We also know that support from understanding peers helps with the healing process. CHYP provides online support through connecting teens who have chronic pain, and connection and support for their caregivers.
Chronic pain is now recognized as its own disease rather than a symptom. It is the experience of an over-active nervous system. Since it is a neurological condition that occurs primarily in the brain, but affects different parts of the body, the traditional medical model that most physicians use does not typically work for the child with chronic pain. Rather, modern science has shown that strengthening the mind/body connection plus social support (also known as the “biopsychosocial” model) are the tools needed to change chronic pain.
Just as I know pain, I know what does not work for pain. Most physicians are not taught how to treat chronic pain and tend to give medications such as opioids. Between 1994-2007 opioid prescriptions for pediatric patients have doubled. Opioids are not the best way to treat chronic pain in youth.
Research has shown that over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and 70% of adolescents with chronic pain will go on to become adults with chronic pain. Adolescence is a key period to alter the pathway to suffering from chronic pain before adulthood. That is why I started CHYP. I want youth with chronic pain and their families to have a safe place to go – where they can feel understood and empowered – regardless of financial limitations or where they live.
With your help, CHYP can provide the tools necessary to change the experience of pain through evidence-based creative healing experiences that reduce an over-active nervous system. We have developed strong programs to help this vulnerable population, and now we need your support to make it happen. For now, I will leave you with this:
In my decades of working as a pediatric pain expert, the number one issue that children and teens with chronic pain face is feeling alone. Due to their pain most can no longer play sports, attend school, or participate in social functions. They become more and more isolated, which is a factor that leads to self-doubt. Doctors, friends, and families often do not even believe that the pain is real! When most of my patients come to me, they know that the pain is real, but feel that others believe that they are making it up or are “crazy.” These thoughts alone can cause more problems, such as anxiety or depression. Through CHYP, I am spreading the life-saving message that chronic pain is real, it can be helped, and these teens are not alone.
Your donation can help give hope to a young person in pain and his or her family, and that is a beautiful gift.
Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer
Founder & President
Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (CHYP)
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My name is Ana. I am the mother of 2 daughters, both diagnosed with chronic pain at age 14. We took them to tons of doctors, but none could figure out why they were feeling pain all the time. It felt like being stuck in a dark pit, and we were scared. We finally got a sense of control when we got in to see Dr. Zeltzer and she started the therapies which caused everything to slowly improve. With my youngest, we didn't think lightning could strike twice, but when she wasn't making progress after a surgery, we got her to Dr. Zeltzer and she improved with the therapies. My children are now 22 and 25 (one just graduated from college as a writer, the other is a therapist). One child uses art and yoga as her creative healing - the other uses cooking! My creative healing is playing guitar and piano, watching music videos, walking the dogs!