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Despite its billing as the “most wonderful time of the year,” for many the holiday season is difficult, especially this year. COVID-19 is heaping job worries, disrupted family traditions and more isolation on top of normal holiday stress and anxiety. For Nebraskans, there is help. The University of...
An effort to link helpers to Nebraskans struggling with 2019’s flood recovery has been extended and taken statewide to deal with a different kind of disaster: COVID-19. The Nebraska Strong Recovery Project, funded during the post-flood phase with $6.7 million in federal grants, offers outreach to...
Nebraska Strong Recovery Project The Nebraska Strong Recovery Project is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, six State Behavioral Health Regions, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Crisis...
Kate Speck’s colleagues marvel at how many people she knows across the state. “There’s only one Kate…She has quite a legacy,” says Don Belau, a school psychologist who has worked with Speck for about 15 years. Speck announced her retirement at the end of October as senior research manager at the...