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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

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
 
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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Dr. Shaun Stearns, Postdoc and Center Affiliate, was recently published in The Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, “Attenuating Physiological Arousal Through the Manipulation of Simple Hand Movements”.
Here is the link to the article
 
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Pictures from Dr. Anderson's TEDxUCCS talk on resilience, May 2016.
Link to the TEDxUCCS talk
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Pictures from the annual THHC potluck.
THHC Potluck
 
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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
 
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Click here to the Dissemination Report from the SupportNet project. MORE
 
November THHC Newsletter MORE
 
Summer THHC Newsletter MORE
 
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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.
 
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Dr. Benight elected to the Board of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
 
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The International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies selects Ms. Yeager for "Outstanding Student Advocacy and Service Award"MORE
 
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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.
Doctors looking inquisitiveGraduate student, Emuly asks a question.Grad student asking a questionDr. Watanabe and Dr. Shoji.the learning group talking
 
Dr. Kotaro Shoij presents information at the APA conference in Honolulu, HI.
DR. Shoji presenting
 
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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