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In a significant stride towards promoting the well-being of sexual and gender minority youth, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded a three-year, $650,000 grant to the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience to...
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Dr. Heather Littleton, Director of Research Operations at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, is serving as co-investigator on a recently funded $600,000 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation. This grant, led by...
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The Community Training and Empowerment Division takes great pride in offering resilience and coping skills training to both incoming freshmen and current students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). This past summer, our...
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Dr. Michael Dolezal, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, has recently received a grant to conduct a study investigating how the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs is...
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After years of planning and anticipation, Milestones Resilience Care, operated by the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS, is finally open and seeing clients. The initial clients, a group of Veterans from...
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I am going to make a bold statement: “We have not recovered from the pandemic!!”  Lately, I’ve been talking with many people about this idea. I’m surprised by how many resonate with the message. In regular disasters, there is...
Newsletter - Arts and Resiliency Gathering
From October 25th through 29th, something truly remarkable is happening at UCCS. The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience in collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts department at UCCS and other...
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A recent study by Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience researchers, Dr. Heather Littleton and Dr. Michael Dolezal, along with Dr. Melissa Decker of the Washington DC VMAC, titled...
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Department of Psychiatry (Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment – “START” Center) on a groundbreaking initiative called the Colorado Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Systems (CO-CARES). This alliance, which is...
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With grant funding from the El Pomar Foundation, the technology team at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience has developed a sophisticated new software assessment system designed to measure the overall well-being and improve...
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