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CMAS Study Shows Latino Impact in the Houston Region
A new report from the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) found that foreign-born and native-born Latinos living in the metro area combine for an economic impact of more than $980 million a year.
On the Menu: Free Mental Health Therapy Online for Restaurant Workers
On Tuesdays and Thursdays clinical psychology doctoral candidate Anthony Gioia flips on his computer, goes to a secure website, logs in and starts counseling clients. It’s part of a new University of Houston program offering free mental health care to Texas-based food and beverage employees and their children.
Insufficient Sleep Harms Children’s Mental Health
In a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Candice Alfano, University of Houston professor of psychology and director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston, reports the results from an innovative, experimental study showing inadequate nighttime sleep alters several aspects of children’s emotional health.
$10 Million Grant to Move Middle and High School Instruction Beyond Language
With a five-year, $10 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, David Francis, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair of Psychology, will create and direct a national research and development center at the University of Houston for English Learners. The center will be part of the UH Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES), of which Francis is director. Presently, 100% of the funding for the new center will come from federal sources.