January 2018

BreedloveThe following post is the first in a series by Carrie Breedlove, MS, LPC, coordinator of Recovery to Practice, an initiative to encourage recovery-based principles and practices for addiction professionals and students across the country through education and training.

Some movements take off with a bang, while other initiatives see steady growth and sustainability over time. Eight years ago, the birth of a significant movement in the field of recovery occurred. In 2009, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) funded the Recovery to Practice (RTP) initiative.

SAMHSA provided funding for five mental health organizations across the country to infuse the 10 Principles of Recovery into the practice of the...


January 2018

The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center is offering scholarships that will allow children in the second through seventh grades to attend the center's weekly therapy for delays in reading, writing and other literacy-language skills.  

The center, located at 907 W. Sycamore Street in Denton, is providing the scholarships through awards from both the Dallas Scottish Rite and Fort Worth Scottish Rite Associations. The scholarships are up to $1,000 per fall or spring semester and will provide full or partial support for the therapy services. Fees for the services are based on a reduced clinic fee scale and additional sliding fee guidelines.

The center's services include an after-school reading and language clinic Mondays through Thursdays that provides both one-on-one clinical instruction and group activities. The 2017 fall semester clinic runs through Dec. 7 (Thursday). The 2018 spring semester clinic begins Jan. 25 (Monday) and runs through May 3 (Thursday).

For more...


January 2018

PanamaIn Summer 2018, HPS' Emergency Management and Disaster Science (EMDS) department will be offering a study abroad course in Panama. This class will be co-taught by Dr. Laura Siebeneck (EMDS) and Dr. Brian Richardson (Communication Studies) and will focus on the examination of hazards, risks, and disasters at the intersections of communication and culture in Panama.

Emergency management students may sign up for either the EADP 4040 International Disasters class or the EMDS 5800—Special Topics Course. While abroad, students will have an opportunity to interact with emergency management officials in Panama and visit sites such as the Panama Canal, Las Ruinas (Old Ruins), La Fortaleza de Santa Barbara, a local fire station, and the U.S. Embassy.

The department is excited to...


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