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Operation Mend brings the best of the military's resources with the expertise of the UCLA Health System to United States military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The comprehensive program optimizes healing for warriors and their families.
The Welcome Back Veterans Family Resilience Center works with community organizations to support and serve Veterans, National Guard, and their families. The program connects families with many types of services coordinated across providers within the civilian environment.
The Nathanson Family Resource Center welcomes families with children in the UCLA Resnick Hospital or day programs to come relax in our computer lounge and learn in our resource library.
Families OverComing Under Stress™ (FOCUS) is a resiliency training program for families facing challenges. Customizable skill-building sessions help families to improve communication, set goals and build a shared family story.
FOCUS services are available to military families and personnel on selected military bases and installations. With convenient hours and linkages to local partners, including chaplains, health providers, and school staff, FOCUS is easily accessible and adaptable.
The UCLA Family Development Project helps family members to support each other and meet the needs of their infant. Participants gain access to comprehensive pre- and postnatal health care, weekly home visits and mother-infant group sessions.
A recent partnership with the Los Angeles County DMH brings Families FOCUS Family Resiliency Training™ program training to DMH staff. This initiative supports DMH community outreach with military and veteran families.
Through the Strategies for Enhancing Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) Program, birth, foster, and adoptive parents and relative caregivers are better prepared to care for young children with early developmental challenges in the child welfare system.
Targeting newly homeless youth, Project STRIVE is a family-based intervention that aims to improve residential stability and to reduce the number of runaway episodes by promoting positive family-child interactions.
The expert team of psychiatrists and psychologists at the UCLA Family STAR Clinic specialize in child and family traumatic stress and resilience care for children of all ages and their family members. The center also offers educational resources and training for providers.
National Military Family Association Operation Purple® Camps bring families together in beautiful National Park settings. During the four-day retreats, families have opportunities to communicate, work as a team, and reconnect while exploring and learning about the environment.
FOCUS On the Go! is a new mobile app with games and resources to help kids and families become stronger in the face of challenges.
Family Development ProjectHelping family members to support each other and to effectively recognize and meet the needs of their infant
LA County DMH TrainingDelivering training to multiple levels of LA County Department of Mental Health staff on the FOCUS Program.
SEEDSProviding early intervention for young children in the child welfare system with early developmental challenges.
UCLA Family STAR ClinicProviding consultation, prevention, and treatment services for children and families affected by trauma and stress
Our mission at the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is to bridge the gap between research and practice to help families become more resilient in the face of challenges.