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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 descending Street City State / Province Country Phone
4Wing Cold Lake Military Family Resource Centre
Building 647 Kingsway Road 4 Wing Cold Lake AB Canada 780-594-6006
Alma Family Services
9101 Whittier Blvd. Pico Rivera CA United States 562-801-4626
AO Consulting & Counseling Services
406 Main Street Adin CA United States 530-640-2933
Blue Butterfly Village (VOALA) 
San Pedro CA United States (310)844-4723
Child & Family Center
21545 Centre Pointe Pkwy Santa Clarita CA United States 661-259-9439 x 3037
Child and Family Guidance Center
9650 Zelzah Avenue Northridge CA United States (818) 739-5344
Child Guidance Center Inc. Strong Family Strong Children
525 Cabrillo Pk. Drive Suite 300 Santa Ana CA United States 714-953-4455
ChildNet Youth and Family Services
5150 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite 100 Long Beach CA United States 562-490-7600
ChildNet Youth and Family Services
4155 Outer Traffic Cirlce Long Beach CA United States (562) 498-5500
Children First Counseling
Red Bluff CA United States 530-529-9454


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
Dominique Keel FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Elizabeth Gudino SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Elizabeth Kampa FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Elizabeth Pinter SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Elizabeth Ramos SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Elvia P. Galicia-Martinez FOCUS for Families
Emily Calangi FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Emma Ardon FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Emmanuel Garcia FOCUS for Families
Eric Pavlics FOCUS for Families
Erica Gonzalez FOCUS for Families
Erin Dornan FOCUS for Families
Erin Dornan-Liuzzo FOCUS for Families and Couples Trainer
Ester Kim FOCUS for Families
Evelyn Soto FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Flavia C. Cabrera-Rodgers SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Frances Marion SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Gemma Bautista FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Georgette Anglum FOCUS for Families
Georgina Castellanos FOCUS for Families
Grethel Vega FOCUS for Families
Griselda Alvardo FOCUS for Families
Hae Jin Ham FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Holly Behiels FOCUS for Families
Howard Mishkin FOCUS for Families
Iris Palma Ramirez SBGs for Child/Adolescents
James Ruiz SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Jamie Erb FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Jamie Parker FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Jane Carey FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Jane West FOCUS for Families
Janelle Green SBGs for Child/Adolescents