Trauma, Health and Hazards Center (THHC)

Our Mission is to reduce the impact of extreme human events 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 THHC provides cutting edge research, decision support, and innovation to an array of critical concerns important to both individual and collective adaptation.

The THHC's faculty provide a unique combination of scientists from a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Geography, Climatography, Public Health, Political Science, Sociology, Nursing, Biology 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 THHC strives to reduce the effects of traumatic stress exposure, improve health, and enhance overall approaches to human hazards.

The THHC works in collaboration with a variety of private and public constituents dedicated to improving human resilience following extreme events. These constituents include but are not limited to: university departments, university centers, military, industry, homeland security and defense government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The THHC works 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.

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THHC News and Events

THHC News & Event Archive

The Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic was awarded a one-year grant from the Colorado Springs Health Foundation to develop programming for at-risk teens (12 and older) and their parents. “Resilient Teens” and “Resilient Parents” are two new 6-8 weel groups that will be launched in Summer, 2019, for parents and teens who have experienced trauma. For more information, contact VHTC Director Kathryn Dosch at 719-255-8003.
Check out the THHC's new Trauma Training for Professionals Program! The class begins on March 11th, 2019 (Last day to register) and ends on May 6th, 2019. To learn more about the class and how to apply, click here! Click Here 
Dr. Charles Benight, Director of the Trauma, Health and Hazards Center, has been featured in an article by Communique! To learn more about Dr. Benight and why he does what he does Click Here 
Introducing the THHC's new podcast "Eye of the Storm" focusing on resilience and how individuals cope with trauma and contribute to the empowerment of others. Please enjoy our first episode "Trauma, Asylum Seeking, and the Dilley Pro Bono Project" featuring Dr. Kristin Samuelson.  Click Here to listen to the podcast!
Resilience in our First Responder Community: A Wellness Event! Check it out Friday, November 16th, 2018. Click Here for more information
Dr. Lisa Brenner gave a presentation on: TBI, Negative Psychiatric Outcomes, and Novel Intervention Strategies. Information from the event can be found here!
UCCS Trauma,Health and Hazards Center October Newsletter – we are excited to share this with you! Click Here
UCCS Trauma,Health and Hazards Center June Newsletter – we are excited to share this with you! Click Here
UCCS Communique Article: Headstrong, UCCS Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic offer expanded access for veterans - Click Here
CMT competition - Amanda's presentation
CMT competition - Alisa's presentation
News5 Video Interview with Dr. Valerie Anderson
UCCS Trauma,Health and Hazards Center March Newsletter – we are excited to share this with you! Click Here
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Our own Pamela Weisman receives the Outstanding Clinical Psychology Masters Student Award from the Psychology Society for the Pikes Pea k Region! Way to go Pamela! (Pamela is pictured here with Dr. Charles Benight at the event)

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