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FFC Highlights 2019

As Fear Facers Camp 2019 closes, here are a few of the many great memories that were made.

Fear Facers Summer Camp featured in The New York Times

In it’s third year, the Fear Facers Summer Camp is receiving recognition by the New York Times. Fear Facers Summer Camp is a one- or two-week camp session hosted by the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders (COARD) designed for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety. To access the article:

Raising Hope at Work – COARD

It is that time of a year when you can make a difference. Raising Hope at Work is the annual employee campaign for UF Health Shands and UF College of Medicine faculty and staff members. We have the opportunity to help our goals to understand the causes of OCD, anxiety or related disorders (OCRDs), increase…


Whether you have tried it or not, Treating Tourette Together is looking for input on behavioral treatments for Tourette Syndrome. Treating Tourette Together (TTT) is a collaboration between the TAA, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and leading behavioral sciences researchers. Our goal is to incorporate patient, provider, and researcher feedback into the next generation of…

Fear Facers Summer Camp 2019

Children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us this summer for a one- or two-week camp session. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors.

Mental Health for High School Families

The families of all Alachua County high school students, you are invited to a free family workshop on promoting the mental health and wellness of your high school student. Dr. Marcia Morris, UF psychiatry professor and author will share advice about a variety of issues, including how to help students reduce stress, depression and anxiety,…

For women, Tourette’s syndrome means added burdens

“If you’re not looking for tics and you miss them, you’re also not looking for OCD to occur,” said Carol Mathews, director of the University of Florida’s Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders. “You’re not looking for anxiety. You’re not looking for mood disorders. And those are things that often don’t come to our…

Basic Parenting Strategies for Children with Anxiety Workshop

Join us for a free “Basic Parenting Strategies for Children with Anxiety” workshop. Who: Open to all What: Free “Basic Parenting Strategies for Children with Anxiety” workshop When: Tues., April 30, 2019, 6 – 8 pm Where: Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer Road Why: To learn strategies to help children who face anxiety…