The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, established in 2020 with an $8 million challenge grant, is committed to advancing knowledge of human resilience to adversity by designing evidence-based solutions through three primary components, 1) basic and clinical research, 2) healing clinics and innovative models of care, and 3) community and training empowerment.
Our VHTC provides services to survivors of psychological trauma using evidence-based practices in treatment. The target populations are active duty and retired veterans, first responders, family members, trauma survivors, and others who are suffering from symptoms of combat/deployment stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders or burnout. Services may include assessments, individual trauma treatment, group therapy, family therapy, biofeedback, and crisis intervention.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.