Trauma, Health & Hazards Center


Trauma, Health & Hazards Center

The mission of the Trauma Health & Hazards center (THHC) is to reduce the impact of extreme human events. This will be accomplished through social science cross-disciplinary scholarship, scientifically informed policy directives, and select educational initiatives across the spectrum of extreme human adversity (i.e., terrorist attacks, natural disasters, mass violence). The Center is uniquely positioned to provide cutting edge research, decision support, and innovation to an array of critical concerns important to both individual and collective adaptation.

The Center's faculty provide a unique combination of scientists from a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Geography, Climatography, Public Health, Political Science, Sociology, and Information Technology focused on the human behavioral dimension related to prevention, mitigation, and recovery from adversities that test the limits of human adaptation. Through these collaborative efforts the Center strives to reduce the effects of traumatic stress exposure, improve health, and enhance overall approaches to human hazards.

The THHC will work in collaboration with a variety of both private and public constituents dedicated to improving homeland and human security following extreme events. These constituents include but are not limited to: a) university departments, b) university centers, c) military, d) industry, e) homeland security and homeland defense government agencies, and f) non-governmental organizations. The Center will work with these and other entities to generate research agendas, conduct research, share information collected to increase application implementation, and provide expertise in human behavioral response as needed.

Click here to find out the latest about what's happening in the Trauma, Health & Hazards Center (THHC) at UCCS - we are excited to share this with you!

THHC News and Events

Click here to find out the latest about what’s happening in the Trauma, Health & Hazards Center (THHC) at UCCS – we are excited to share this with you! MORE
Pictures from Dr. Anderson's TEDxUCCS talk on resilience, May 2016.
Link to the TEDxUCCS talk
Pictures from the annual THHC potluck.
THHC potluck
THHC potluck
THHC potluck
THHC potluck
Ms. Yeager will present research on Understanding Engagement with a Web Intervention for Trauma using the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) Framework at ISRII in Seattle, WA. MORE
Click here to find out the latest about what’s happening in the Trauma, Health & Hazards Center (THHC) at UCCS – we are excited to share this with you! MORE
Click here to the Dissemination Report from the SupportNet project. MORE
November THHC Newsletter MORE
Summer THHC Newsletter MORE
Dr. Shoji presents poster: "SupportNet: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial" MORE
Disaster Mental Health Certification course will be offered by THHC early 2015.
Dr. Benight elected to the Board of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
The International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies selects Ms. Yeager for "Outstanding Student Advocacy and Service Award"MORE
Ms. Yeager presents research on a web-based intervention for burnout at the ISTSS in Valencia, Spain. MORE
THHC awarded a new grant: A Call for Participants.MORE
Japanese guest speakers from Nagoya Institute of Technology present their projects. Pictured here are Dr. Doshisha and Dr. Watanabe.
Dr.sGraduate student, Emuly asks a question.Dr.sDr. Watanabe and Dr. Shoji.Dr.s
Dr. Kotaro Shoij presents information at the APA conference in Honolulu, HI.
Dr. Shoji Presents
Dr. Benight provided an interview about the Aurora theater shooting and how an internet intervention he has developed may help victims and responders.

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Publications and Posters

"The Importance of Self-Appraisals of Coping Capability in Predicting Engagement in a Web Intervention for Trauma."MORE
"Measuring Engagement into the Web-Intervention by the Quality of Voice."MORE
"From exhaustion to disengagement via self-efficacy change: Findings from two longitudinal studies among human service workers."MORE
"Seven Day Intensity and Intensity Spread Predictions for Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones."MORE
Poster: "A Meta-analytic Review of Trauma Outcomes and Web Intervention Engagement."MORE
"What Comes First, Job Burnout or Secondary Traumatic Stress? Findings from Two Longitudinal Studies form the U.S. and Poland"MORE
"Associations between job burnout and self-efficacy: A meta-analysis."MORE
Poster: "Mentor Program for Survivors of Human Trafficking."MORE
Poster: "SupportNet: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial" MORE
ISTSS Poster: "Effects of Sexual Assault History on the Relationship Between Secondary Traumatic Stress, Job Burnout Self-Efficacy, and Burnout for Military Mental Health Providers" MORE
ISTSS Poster: "SupportNet for Military Behavioral Healthcare Providers: Website Engagement & Job Burnout" MORE
"Cultivating Secondary Traumatic Growth Among Healthcare Workers: The Role of Social Support and Self-Efficacy"MORE
Poster: "Effects of Social Support and Self-Efficacy on Secondary Traumatic Growth" MORE
"A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Job Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Workers with Indirect Exposure to Trauma"MORE
"Catch, Treat, Release: Veteran Treatment Courts Address the Challenges of Returning Home"MORE
Poster: "Indirect Effect of Job Burnout on Job Engagement" MORE
"Longitudinal Relationships between Self‐efficacy, Post‐traumatic Distress and Salivary Cortisol among Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors"MORE