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posted March 5, 2015

 

LOS ANGELES- The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC), with support from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, is launching a second mobile application based on the FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resilience Model. Designed for foster/adoptive families and youth, this free app aims to provide support for youth and those who care for them in the form of video interviews, skill-building games, and access to downloadable PDFs to help promote resilience in the face of challenges.

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posted February 3, 2015

The UCLA NFRC Program, FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress), was featured in an article released today by the Washington Post. 

Read the full article at: 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/after-his-third-iraq-deployment-a-veteran-finds-help-in-a-program-called-focus/2015/02/02/3da36088-a34d-11e4-903f-9f2faf7cd9fe_story.html

posted November 10, 2014

An updated version of FOCUS on the Go! will be available for free download on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. 

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) is excited to announce the release of an updated version of the family resilience app FOCUS On the Go!. With this new version, FOCUS On the Go! is now available in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, it also includes bug fixes and graphics improvements making it compatible with the latest iOS and Android software... Read more

posted October 24, 2014
Are You a Military or Veteran Family?
 
We are recruiting families to participate in a research study to compare our FOCUS – Early Childhood (FOCUS – EC) intervention with web-based resources that provide similar content.This program is designed to help OIF/OEF/OND Veteran, Guard or Reserve families with children ages 3 to 6 to increase family resilience, improve their parent-child relationship, develop effective parenting skills, increase their problem-solving skills, and help manage stress.

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posted September 18, 2014

In a new report released by RAND Corporation, the Welcome Back Veterans Iniative was identified as a potential model for nongovernmental sector programs to serve veterans and their families. The UCLA Welcome Back Veterans Family Resilience Center is one of six sites affiliated with this initiative. 

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posted September 8, 2014

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resiliency Center is pleased to announce that STRIVE has been identified as one of 35 programs to meet the criteria for Evidence Effectiveness from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review. The Review is a program implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human... Read more

posted July 22, 2014

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Soldiers Project. This partnership will increase access to FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resilience Training.

"The Soldiers Project is pleased to partner with the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center to provide free, unlimited, confidential psychotherapy to post 9/11 Veterans and their loved ones. The on-going support we provide will enhance their abilities to meet the challenges they face.” stated Dr. Judith Broder, Founder, The Soldiers Project.

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posted July 15, 2014

Please join us Friday, August 1, 2014 for a day-long conference "Working with Military-Connected Families Across Our Systems,"  featuring Keynote Speaker David Riggs, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,  and other nationally recognized experts.

Click on the flyer below to download the registration form.

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posted July 14, 2014

 Selected by popular vote and expert judges the FOCUS Psychological Health Screening and Education Platform was recognized by the UCLA Institute for Innovation in Health!

Los Angeles, CA - In May the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center entered the FOCUS Psychological Health Screening and Education Platform in the Re-Imaging and Transforming the Patient Experience contest. The contest was launched by the UCLA Institute for Innovation in Health in order to recognize projects that reimagine patient care at UCLA. The FOCUS Platform was... Read more

posted June 20, 2014

UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Director Dr. Patricia Lester and Associate Director Dr. William Saltzman presented on fostering family resilience and the challenges facing Military Families in Transition during the Forum on National Health and Security Military Families in Transition: Stress, Resilience, and Well-Being Conference.

Read their full presentations in the Conference Report here: http://www.cstsonline.org/wp-content/resources/Military_Families_in_Transition_Rept.pdf... Read more

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