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File #: 21-5518    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Transfer of Funds Only Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/5/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the Commissioner of Precinct 2 for transfer of funds to UTHealth Houston Trauma and Resilience Center to provide service delivery of best practices, evidence-based psychotherapy of COVID-19 related trauma to domestic violence victims and first responders.
Attachments: 1. 20211012 UTHealth Trauma Resilience Center Proposal MOU
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Department: Commissioner, Precinct 2
Department Head/Elected Official: Commissioner Adrian Garcia

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Transfer of Funds Only

Project ID (if applicable):
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): UTHealth Houston Trauma and Resilience Center
MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Commissioner of Precinct 2 for transfer of funds to UTHealth Houston Trauma and Resilience Center to provide service delivery of best practices, evidence-based psychotherapy of COVID-19 related trauma to domestic violence victims and first responders.
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Background and Discussion:

The Trauma and Resilience Center (TRC) at UTHealth provides exclusively gold standard, evidence-based psychotherapy via home-based telemedicine (since before the pandemic, to address barriers to accessing care in lower income populations) to survivors of trauma and extreme stress events. They have become a local resource for both patients and providers seeking services that their existing employee assistance programs or general counselors cannot or do not provide. TRC sees the worst of the worst trauma related cases and has created specialty tracks and funding for Veterans and their families, Elder Abuse, and First Responders (funding ended October 1). They also have specialty unfunded tracks for family and domestic violence. They would like to establish funding for this last group of domestic and family violence survivors, and to re-establish funding for first responders because the need is so great and exacerbated by COVID19 stresses. In fact, in the past year, requests for TRC services have increased over 300%, exacerbated by COVID-19 related impacts.

Expected Impact:
* Telephone-based information and referral = 1,750 new patients minimum
* Telehealth/in person intake and full psychological assessment in preparation for treatment =360 new patients
* Treatment initiation = 300 unduplicate...

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