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Teresa C. Celada

Teresa C. Celada, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she provides trauma-based treatment and assessment to multicultural children and families. She has delivered community presentations, multidisciplinary advocacy and mental health services to socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, particularly Latinos. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at CHLA-USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her areas of clinical interest include multigenerational trauma, foster care children and acculturative stress in Latino families.

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.