Program That Trains Psychologists On How To Treat Abused Youths Expanding
The Casa Pacifica agency was awarded a $300,000 grant to continue to focus on treating abused, neglected and at-risk youth through its broad-based programs.
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Aspiring Therapists Learn On The Ground At Casa Pacifica
Aided by a presidential initiative, the Casa Pacifica agency has doubled admissions to a program that prepares psychologists to work with abused, neglected and emotionally troubled youth. Brian Bantel, 33, is a member of this year's class. The intern from Arizona plans to specialize in the treatment of children who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect, a specialty of the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families. "I do best with a trauma population or a lot of conduct-related aggressive behaviors," Bantel said after a session last week with a 6-year-old boy at the agency's main campus in the Camarillo area. (Wilson, 1/9)