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Center for BrainHealth Supports Front Line and First Responder Professionals With Stress Resilience Training

Center for BrainHealth

Program made possible by donations during North Texas Giving Tuesday Now. In response to the impact of COVID-19 in the North Texas community, Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, will offer science-backed strategies and tools to help the brave men and women on the front line –including medical personnel and hospital staff, law enforcement officers, and other health care workers – mitigate stress, recharge and recalibrate, and boost cognitive performance as they perform their essential jobs. The center raised $65,390 for these trainings, which includes a $15,000 matching gift from Bert Headden and Cindy Thomas and a generous donation from The Sapphire Foundation, during North Texas Giving Tuesday Now hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas. The program will offer:
  • Online, self-paced cognitive training modules featuring the Center’s Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics, or SMART™, stress solutions and sleep
  • A BrainHealth Boost video series with tips and tools to increase brain-healthy habits for stress resilience, tailored to front line healthcare providers and first responders
  • Interactive live resilience and mindfulness sessions led by the Center’s subject-matter experts
Participants will be reminded of and empowered with tools and practices to impact their capacity for stress resilience. “We appreciate the opportunity Communities Foundation of Texas has offered through this timely giving day and we are very grateful to the 68 donors and members of our team making the program come to life. We are eager to help those who are helping our community each day,” said Dee O’Neill, head of executive and corporate solutions. For more information about the program please visit: stressresiliencefrontlines CONTACT Stephanie Hoefken 972.883.3221 stephanie.hoefken@utdallas.eduABOUT CENTER FOR BRAINHEALTH Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a translational research institute committed to enhancing, preserving, and restoring brain health across the lifespan. Major research areas include the use of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiology supporting cognition and emotion in health and disease. This leading-edge scientific exploration is translated quickly into practical innovations to improve how people think, work and live, empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential. Translational innovations build on Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics (SMART™), a proprietary methodology developed and tested by BrainHealth researchers and other teams over three decades.

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