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Christine Norton


Texas State Assistant Professor Christine Norton has received a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to conduct innovative research in mental health.

Norton is among 10 grant recipients in the state. The two-year grants are capped at $19,250 each. The research projects were selected from a pool of 38 proposals from 17 schools across Texas. Norton will use the grant to study the use of adventure therapy, an innovative approach to treatment, on children and families affected by abuse and neglect.

The goals of the initiative are to increase the pool of junior faculty members doing quality mental health research and to encourage the disbursement of research findings to other researchers, policymakers and service providers through presentations at state and national conferences and meetings.

“The foundation is committed to funding promising research that sheds light on various dimensions of mental health,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation.

The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by supporting mental health services, policy analysis, research and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Gov. James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas.

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