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For Parents

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Books for Parents

  • Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood
    This book reveals what parents can do to alleviate their child's pain on a daily basis. Dr. Zeltzer's clinic is renowned for treatment of pediatric pain stemming from headaches, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome; fibromyalgia, and more, via a multidisciplinary approach including specialists in psychiatry, hypnotherapy, yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, and others.
  • Pain in Children and Young Adults: Two Pediatricians' Mind-Body Guide for Parents
    Pain in Children and Young Adults gives the reader must-have information.
    • Offers specific strategies to take control of the pain—regardless of cause(s.)
    • Guides you in understanding pain in general as well as specific pain conditions.
    • Explores how children express pain and how to interpret what they say.
    • Provides sage advice from top pain professionals in the world.
    • Gives you resources to find the right professionals and tips for asking the right questions.
    • Teaches you breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization exercises to help on a “bad pain day.”
    • Helps you get the best care with tips to fight insurance denials
  • When Your Child Hurts: Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce Stress, and Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain
    This essential guide, written by an expert in pediatric pain management, is the practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource that families and caregivers have been awaiting. It offers in-the-moment strategies for managing a child’s pain along with expert advice for fostering long-term comfort.
  • Soothing and Stress
    Topics related to the nature of the stress response, the role of environment in individual differences in stress, and the different strategies used for coping with stressful events. 
  • Managing Your Child's Chronic Pain 1st Edition
    Resource for parents who wish to learn how to help their children and families cope with persisting pain using cutting-edge, scientifically proven treatment tools and techniques. The easy-to-implement strategies in this book provide parents with practical instructions for pain management that will enable children to return to school, participate in sports and other activities, and pursue healthy and active social lives.

For Teens and Young Adults


Websites and Apps for Creativity

  • SPLASH! 
    ArtThread Foundation's online artmaking tool with free 24/7 access for CHYP youth to create, share and collaborate with digital art
  • Shadows Edge
    Free gaming app with creativity and journaling for mental health
  • This is Sand
    Free calming art play with virtual sand, app and website
  • Create your own mandalas by Staedtler
    Create your own mandalas online for free. Also available to print for coloring.
  • Weavesilk
    Free interactive generative art as mindfulness

Books for Teens

Helpful Videos


  • ArtThread
    Nonprofit collaborating with CHYP to provide 24/7 access to creative tools
  • MEG Foundation for Pain
    Nonprofit and CHYP partner with many engaging resources about all types of pain
  • U.S. Pain Foundation
    Organization created by people with pain for people with pain. Includes resources for all ages and all types of pain.
  • iCAN
    Organization for pediatric patients and their families who are interested in having their voices heard by individuals, industry, and government agencies to make a difference in pediatric healthcare
  • MAGIC Foundation
    Nonprofit organization providing support services for families of children afflicted with a variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes, and diseases that affect a child's growth.
  • The Ehlers-Danlos Society
    Global Nonprofit which is driving forward Care, Access, Research, and Education, and committed to changing the lives of people impacted by EDS and HSD.
  • CoachArt
    CoachArt is a transformative arts and athletics community for families impacted by chronic illness, providing free lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18.
  • Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)
    Canadian resource with lots of infographics and information to share with schools and physicians, relevant to the U.S.A. and Canada
  • Children's Music Fund
    Nonprofit geared toward helping children heal through music. Resources and research specific to music-based interventions.
  • The Comfort Ability
    In addition to online resources, The Comfort Ability® Program offers workshops, health chats, newsletters, and other resources for teens and parents/caregivers which take place at many sites throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. 


Articles on Creativity & Pain Management

Other Online Resources