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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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 […]
PTSD can take hold and wreak havoc in the lives of individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. The Florida Channel’s story, Invisible Injuries, highlights the innovative treatment services that UCF RESTORES provides to veterans, first responders and other trauma survivors who are struggling with PTSD. The story also provides an in depth look into […]
Dr. Deborah Beidel and Dr. Amie Newins from UCF RESTORES contributed to a document posted on The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ website that answers some of the many questions about the nature of sexual assault, post-traumatic stress, and memory for traumatic events. If you have further questions or would like to learn about […]
The September issue of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology, examines long-term outcomes for survivors of mass shootings. The article discusses the need for access to community connections and mental health services. Our Trauma Management Therapy program is featured on page 43. We have assessed and treated survivors of mass shootings as well as […]
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