Patrick Heppell

Patrick Heppell, Psy.D is a postdoctoral fellow at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)/University of Southern California. He specializes in the Project Heal program, which focuses on the treatment and evaluation of children and their families that have experienced trauma. Dr. Heppell works with children and young people who have suffered various types of trauma, including foster care, homelessness, and/or developmental disabilities (special needs). He received his doctorate at the University of Azusa Pacific in the area of family psychology. His doctoral dissertation focused on the treatment of issues related to the trauma of minors that have committed sexual crimes.

Workshop

Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Abuse of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Presenters: Patrick Heppell and Teresa C. Celada

 

This workshop presents treatment modifications, culturally sensitive considerations and advantages of utilizing group interventions. The interventions described in the workshop come from an effective and cost-efficient strategy used at the Children's Hospital, Los Angeles (CHLA). These interventions are informed by the literature of children with DD and child victimization, and can be easily adapted to educate and equip mental health service providers across Latin America.

This workshop will present modifications, cultural considerations and advantages of utilizing group interventions to reduce the risk of abuse of children with developmental disabilities (DD). These interventions come from an effective and cost-efficient strategy used at the Children's Hospital, Los Angeles (CHLA). This strategy is informed by the literature of children with DD and childhood victimization, and it can be easily adapted to educate and equip mental health service providers across Latin America.

 

 

 

 

 

Fundación Junto con los Niños de Puebla A.C.

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