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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
Lana Vilsker SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Laniesha Ross SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Laura Travnitz SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Lauren Garchow FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Lauren Scott FOCUS for Families
Leila Worthy FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Leticia Perez FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Liana Quijada FOCUS for Families
Lilia Gomez SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Lilian Carreno FOCUS for Families
Linda Abdelsayed FOCUS for Families
Lindsay Huffman Love FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Linh Phung FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Linsday Elledge SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Lisa Locke FOCUS for Families
Lizette Gonzalez FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Lois Bentick FOCUS for Families
Lorena Arguello FOCUS for Families
Lorna Gregory FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Lynda Nguyen SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Lyndsey Asami FOCUS for Families
Madalyn Tedesco FOCUS for Families
Mandy Hevener FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Marcela Salazar FOCUS for Families
Maria Mariana Baltazar FOCUS for Families
Marina Ovanessian SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Marly Hinestroza FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Mary Zuercher FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Maureen Williams FOCUS for Families
Megan Muzychka Tryon FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Melissa De La Torre FOCUS for Families
Melissa Pace FOCUS for Families