Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


Creating Bonds Groups for Parent and Youth

1. What are the differences between Creating Bonds Groups, CHYPChats, and Creative Healing Workshops?


Each program has a different emphasis. The Creating Bonds Groups emphasize an educational component through guided group discussions. CHYPChats offer free time to socialize with peers. Creative Healing Workshops provide exposure to creative healing and self-expression with guest artists who lead activities. 


Additionally, Creating Bonds Groups are paid, facilitator-led, structured, capped at eight participants, and occur consecutively over six weeks. CHYP chats are free, participant-directed, unstructured, open to all, and occur monthly.

2. What kind of educational material will we review in Creating Bonds? 

For the Creating Bonds for Parents, the curriculum depends on participants’ indicated interests.


For the Creating Bonds for Youth, the curriculum involves the following topics at the designated weeks.


Week 1–Foundational Pain Psychoeducation

Week 2–The Biopsychosocial Lens

Week 3–The Fight or Flight System

Week 4–Creating a Support Network

Week 5–Our Self-Compassion Toolbox

Week 6–Summary and Closure


3. Why are there six sessions in Creating Bonds?

Six sessions is an optimal amount of time to provide well-rounded information on certain topics, while accounting for group development.


4. When are the Creating Bonds Groups scheduled?

Thursdays for Parents, evenings at 5pm PST

Mondays for Youth, evenings at 5pm PST


5. How much is the fee for the Creating Bonds Groups?

Parents: $50/session ($300 total for all six sessions)

Youth: $25/session ($150 total for all six sessions)


6. What if I sign up and miss a session?

If you need to miss a session, you may email the group leader ahead of time, and they will send you resources pertaining to the topics discussed in the session.


7. How do I sign up?

To register, go to:


For more information or assistance, please contact: