Treatment of Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Constructivist Inquiry


This study is an exploratory analysis of Hopevale Incorporated’s Parents and Child Trauma Program’s (PACT) use of the Risking Connections Trauma Framework to serve adolescents with developmental disabilities who have experienced trauma. It is a collaborative effort between Hopevale Incorporated, Heritage Centers Incorporated and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

Principal Investigator: Patrick Shannon
Funding Source: Les Brun Research Endowment Fund Pilot Program
Funding Period: April 1, 2005 - June 30, 2007
Funding Amount: $5,318

For more information on this project, contact Erin Bailey at or 716-829-5867.