CHYP is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization
that provides educational resources, exposure to creative healing experiences, and social support using a fully online platform to reduce common healthcare barriers like cost, geographic barriers, and travel.

CHYP's Founder, Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D.,
is an Emerita Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Immediate Past-Director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program.

The Problem
at a Glance

3 out of 10

U.S. teens have
chronic pain


of teens will continue to experience pain into adulthood if not addressed in adolescence


is the average
number of doctors visits for a teen who joins CHYP

YOU are not alone!

CHYP supports youth ages 13 to 24 to grow toward confident adulthood by supporting and guiding parents while facilitating connections among youth to reduce feelings of isolation and

CHYP’s goal is to help youth alter pain by using the brain to change the brain’s own pain circuits. Science shows that using the brain in creative ways alters pain signals more than most medications. By strengthening the mind/body connection, you can actually teach your brain to turn off your pain signals.

Youth Gallery

Crocheted Octopi

Created by: Ella The inspiration behind this particular work was to make something small and cute for kids and tee…


Created by: Campbell Creative writing help me calm myself down and let me be distracted from pain.


Created by: Campbell As a teen who has navigated health challenges over the last five years, I have found creative…

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