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FOCUS Provider

Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) is a resiliency training program for families with children and couples facing adversity and traumatic stress across a variety of situations. It allows families to build their own story about their life experiences and learn key skills that support resilience. Learn more about FOCUS here! The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center offers training in the FOCUS Model to community providers throughout the US. Below is listing of agencies that provide FOCUS followed by a list of individual providers that have been certified in providing FOCUS to Families.

Find an Agency

sort ascending Street City State / Province Country Phone
Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre
Winnipeg MB Canada 204-833-2500 x 4056
Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles
4969 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA United States 213-286-0322
Villages at Cabrillo (USVets)
2001 River Ave Long Beach CA United States
UCLA Veteran Family Wellness Center
UCLA Veteran Family Wellness Center Los Angeles CA United States (310) 478-3711 ext. 42793
UCLA Family Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Clinic
740 Westwood Plaza Rm A8-216 Los Angeles CA United States 310-825-7573
UCLA Behavioral Health Associates
11303 Washington Blvd. Suite 100 Los Angeles CA United States 310-301-7396
Toronto Military Family Resource Centre
5 Yukon Lane Toronto ON Canada 416-633-6200
TIES for Children and Families
21081 S. Western Ave. Ste. 295 Torrance CA United States 310-533-6621
The Village Family Services
6736 Laurel Cyn #200 North Hollywood CA United States (818)755-8786
The Banyan Group, Counseling, Coaching and Consulting
372 E. 7th Street Beaumont CA United States (951)845-4073


Certification in the FOCUS model requires successful completion of FOCUS with multiple families and participation in ongoing consultation with the UCLA NFRC Trainers. We would like to congratulate the following individuals on becoming certified in FOCUS for Families, FOCUS for Couples, and/or FOCUS Skill Building Groups.

Name Type
Zitali Arias FOCUS for Families
Yirley Corea FOCUS for Families
Yesenia Rodriguez FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Yamely Espinosa Salas SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Yadira Padilla FOCUS for Families
William Cullen FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Vivian Geiseler SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Vanessa Oandasan FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Vanessa Hernandez FOCUS for Families
Vanessa Castilo FOCUS for Families
Valerie White FOCUS for Families
Valerie White FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Therese Accinelli FOCUS for Families
Terri Morgan FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Syeda Jaffer SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Sydney Sheiner FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Svetlana Vilsker SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Suzanne Cheatham SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Stephanie Sheaffer FOCUS for Families
Stephanie Self-Bence FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Stephanie Gin SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Stephanie D. Ordoñez Montoya FOCUS for Families
Stephanie Acosta FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Stacy Santolaja FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Srbui Galandaryan FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Soraya Avalos FOCUS for Families
Sophea Bailey FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Shoshie Askren FOCUS for Families
Sherin Iype FOCUS for Families
Sheri Dillon FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Sheena Kantorski FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Sheena Edmonds FOCUS for Families