Breaking Through the Silence: First Responder Mental Wellness

May 6, 2020
In the 2020 edition of Florida Firefighter Magazine, UCF RESTORES Fire/EMS Outreach Coordinator and Ret. Maitland Fire Chief Kim Neisler breaks down the unique stressors our first responders bravely face every day, the dedicated resources available to support them and the importance of “breaking through the culture of silence.” Click on the image below to […]
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Bolstering Suicide Prevention in 2020

December 20, 2019
News 13’s Julie Gargotta sat down with Dr. Amie Newins, the Director of Research and Education in Sexual Trauma at UCF RESTORES to discuss the need for legislative funding to keep UCF RESTORES’ doors open to those in need and fuel development of much-needed suicide prevention and peer support initiatives.
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UCF RESTORES Partners with the Stop, Drop & Push Campaign to Deliver Cutting-Edge PTSD Treatment

November 6, 2019
UCF RESTORES® Partners with the Stop, Drop & Push Campaign to Deliver Cutting-Edge PTSD Treatment for Two Out-of-State Veterans ORLANDO, Fla. (November 6, 2019) – UCF RESTORES, a leading independent research center devoted to revolutionizing the treatment and understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has partnered with the Stop, Drop & Push (SDP) Campaign to […]
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UCF RESTORES Secures $1 Million to Advance Proprietary Virtual Reality Project

September 23, 2019
U.S. Army Continues Investment in Cutting-Edge Treatment Tool U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy has announced UCF RESTORES’ receipt of next-phase funding for ongoing development of its own virtual reality (VR) treatment software. This technology will not only allow UCF RESTORES to broaden the immersive scenarios created for veteran and active-duty military patients, but will also open […]
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Center for Mass Violence Response Studies’ Statement Regarding the recent Mass Violence Attacks

August 5, 2019
Center for Mass Violence Response Studies’ Statement Regarding the Mass Violence Attacks in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton In 2019, persons motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and individual factors have engaged in acts of mass violence targeting innocent persons in communities across the United States. These attacks have increased in frequency as well […]
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UCF RESTORES featured in Florida Fire Service Magazine

June 25, 2019
“There’s no helmet you can put on to protect yourself from emotional trauma, and we need to be talking about this.” While PTSD Awareness Month may be drawing to a close, UCF RESTORES’ Kimberly Neisler asserts that the conversation surrounding mental health and peer support for our first responders must continue. Thank you, Florida Fire […]

UCF RESTORES boosts Mental Health Support Among First Responders

April 4, 2019
The Orlando Sentinel discusses the focus that UCF RESTORES has on mental health support for first responders. The article highlights the importance of letting fire fighters know it’s ok to talk about mental health and seek support through networks like the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative.
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UCF RESTORES Partners with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative

March 18, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that UCF RESTORES has partnered with the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative to serve as its committed partner for mental health and wellness, enhancing support for more than 350 fire departments across the state. In addition to providing evidence-based research and ongoing institutional expertise, UCF RESTORES will play a […]

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