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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
Rebecca Neubauer SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Ricardo Lopez SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Robyn Chaze FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Rocio Esqueda FOCUS for Families
Rosa Escobar FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Rosalinda Moreno FOCUS for Families
Roxana Chavez FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Ruth Polcino SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Sadie Barnes FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Sally Stevens FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Sandra Serfass FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Sara Soto FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Sarah Eggers FOCUS for Families
Sarah Schaub FOCUS for Couples
Sarai Gonzalez FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Sari Zuccarino SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Shannon William FOCUS for Families
Shauna Brodsky SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Sheena Edmonds FOCUS for Families
Sheena Kantorski FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Sheri Dillon FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Sherin Iype FOCUS for Families
Shoshie Askren FOCUS for Families
Sophea Bailey FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Soraya Avalos FOCUS for Families
Srbui Galandaryan FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Stacy Santolaja FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Stephanie Acosta FOCUS Resilience Curriculum
Stephanie D. Ordoñez Montoya FOCUS for Families
Stephanie Gin SBGs for Child/Adolescents
Stephanie Self-Bence FOCUS for Families & FOCUS for Couples
Stephanie Sheaffer FOCUS for Families