The Power of Peer Support | Front-Line Workers & Essential Personnel

September 9, 2020
At UCF RESTORES®, we not only strongly believe in the power of peer support, we’ve witnessed it firsthand. Through REACT, our peer support training program, we’ve worked with thousands of first responders to help our front-line heroes learn how to recognize signs of emotional distress in others, offer peer-level support and effectively coordinate follow up […]

UCF RESTORES Rolls Out No-Cost, Single Session Consultations for Medical Personnel Amid COVID-19

July 17, 2020
Due to the current pressure and demand placed on our medical and emergency service fields during COVID-19, UCF RESTORES is now offering no-cost, single session consultations to those individuals seeking a space to discuss the unique and ongoing stressors they are experiencing. WHO? Frontline health care workers, medical professionals and first responders impacted by COVID-19. […]

Update: UCF RESTORES VR Tech Development

July 17, 2020
WFTV’s Jaime Holmes shares the progress made on UCF RESTORES’ proprietary VR technology, currently under development through funding from the US Department of Defense and multiple partnerships across campus. The technology, unlike any other, will allow therapists to precisely render scenes of patients’ trauma. Undergraduate UCF students spearhead the day-to-day development of the new technology, […]
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Trauma and Resilience During COVID-19: Pegasus Magazine

July 1, 2020
No one could have predicted the stress, fear and overall difficulty that this year has brought in the form of a global pandemic. The world has changed seemingly overnight, and while the changes to our world may exist for a while, trauma caused by this pandemic has the opportunity to leave behind long-term damage. In […]
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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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