June 7, 2019

How can families prepare for hurricane season?

Written by Dr. Leslie Taylor It’s the end of the school year and many children and families are ready for days at the swimming pool, having cookouts or planning for vacation. Summer also marks the beginning of hurricane season, with…


May 30, 2019

Vicarious Trauma

Written by: Jennifer B. Hughes, PhD At times, it can feel nearly impossible to find the motivation to keep showing up to work week after week, especially after working long hours or dealing with crises and looming deadlines. As health…


April 16, 2019

How Talking to Your Child about Sexual Health can Help Protect them from Child Sexual Abuse

Written by: Melissa Goldberg, PsyD Recent reports highlight the alarming prevalence of child sexual abuse. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of…


April 4, 2019

Tips for behavioral therapy just a click away in free program

It’s another torrential rainfall in the Houston area and your backyard begins to fill up. As you watch, your heart starts to race, you can’t take a full breath, and you know that at any minute you will get the…


February 27, 2019

Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson calls for new state behavioral health institute

Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson’s recent announcement calling for a statewide institute for training, telehealth, and research to improve mental well-being in children included presentations by Elizabeth Newlin, MD, and Consuelo Walss-Bass, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center…


February 19, 2019

Research shows human trafficking screening tool effective in identifying victims

A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as well as the risk factors, than a commonly used psychosocial assessment, reported researchers from The University of Texas…


March 19, 2018

UTHealth receives $2.6 million from Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for behavioral health care at integrated UT Physicians clinics

HOUSTON – (March 15, 2018) – The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has awarded $2.6 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a technology-supported program for patients with unmet post-Harvey behavioral health needs. The program…


March 12, 2018

UTHealth opens first PTSD treatment center focused on veterans, families

HOUSTON – (March 12, 2018) – The first-of-its-kind center dedicated to treating the behavioral health needs of military veterans and their families, the UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center has opened its doors at The University of Texas Health Science Center…


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