Caren Cupp Presents at HCD Expo & Conference

Caren Cupp, M.Arch., Director of Design

Greetings Friends!
I’m looking forward to a presention I’ll be giving with our client, Jenny Williamson, Founder and CEO of Courage Worldwide, Inc., and psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Keyes at the upcoming Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Houston. If you are planning to attend, I look forward to connecting and hope you can attend our session.

The presentation will share the design thinking and research behind our design of the northern California Courage House campus. Courage House provides an innovative psychiatric trauma recovery program for girls rescued from sex trafficking. Human trafficking is the second fastest growing criminal industry, with children accounting for half of all victims. Courage Worldwide is rescuing these girls with the pioneering “H.E.A.R.T” model of care provided in innovative therapeutic homes. This model is explained—and how the design of a“Courage House” is integral to this model—is analyzed and presented in depth. Specifics are discussed of how research findings (on the built environment and mental health) were incorporated to facilitate the provision and acceptance of care, residents’ positive perceptions, and positive engagement.

Attending HCD? Our session is scheduled for November 14th at 3:15pm
Titled: Commercial Sex Trafficking: Using Design to Rescue Children

If you can't make the session but would like to learn more about this project and our approach, please contact me. I would love to hear from you -

Check back after the conference and you will be able to download our presentation and white paper.