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posted May 7, 2021

On Friday, May 7, an article written by researchers at the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center team was published in the Child & Psychiatry & Human Development journal.

The article, Trauma-Informed, Family-Centered, Virtual Home Visiting Program for Young Children: One-Year Outcomes, dives into the effectiveness of Families OverComing Under Stress-Early Childhood (FOCUS-EC) through a randomized trial with military-connected families with 3- to 6-year-old children.

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posted July 16, 2020

Dr. Jessica Jeffrey, Associate Director of the Division of Population Behavioral Health at UCLA Health and Seth Freeman share the many benefits and very real challenges (such as Zoom fatigue) of video conferencing that have been revealed as much of the world has transitioned to living and working digitally in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full article, "Zoom and Gloom: the medium is the mixed message".

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posted April 2, 2020

In a recent LA Times article, Dr. Roya Ijadi-Maghdoosi offers expert advice to parents faced with the challenge of explaining coronavirus and other difficult concepts such as financial stress, loneliness, and learning from home to young children.

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posted March 4, 2020

The SEEDS Professional Development Program is making its way into LAUSD Early Education Centers and supporting educators working with children who have experienced trauma and other early adversities. Through a partnership between the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence, LAUSD Early Childhood Education Division, and LAUSD School Mental Health, the LAUSD Trauma and Resilience Informed Early Enrichment Program is implementing SEEDS Professional Development in five LAUSD Early Education Centers in the 2019-2020 school year. LAist reports in a... Read more

posted February 18, 2020

The work of FOCUS and other Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) programs was featured in the UCLA Health Magazine.  Discussing the importance of resilience and explaining how these programs help individuals and families build resilience, numerous experts from the NFRC highlight the progress made and share their goals for building trauma and resilience informed systems of care going forward. Read the full article from U Magazine here.   


posted November 13, 2019

Members of the Nathanson Family Resilience Center and Division of Population Behavioral Health attended the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting last week in Philadelphia. Allison Clement, MPH presented findings regarding what is being learned about the implementation and evaluation of transgender health curriculum. Thank you to all who attended the talk and to all the attendees and organizers of this year’s event!

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posted November 7, 2019

Dr. Norweeta Milburn, Professor in Residence and Director of Research and Evaluation at the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center and UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health, has been awarded an Honorary Professorship in the Division of Psychotherapy and University of Capetown Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. She will provide seminars and presentations, inform teaching and training programs, and apply for joint research grants at the University of Capetown over the next five years. Congratulations to Dr. Milburn!

posted October 30, 2019

UCLA NFRC’s Dr. Catherine Mogil discussed the value of home visiting for military families in the National Home Visiting Resource Center 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook.

“Home visitors can help military families develop stable care routines that persist across deployment cycles and develop communication patterns that allow for an absent parent to remain salient in the everyday life of the child,” she was quoted.

Learn more about home visiting’s reach and how, together, we can help children and families thrive. Read more

posted October 30, 2019

Dr. Catherine Mogil joined an expert panel at St. Anne’s Annual Summit last week to offer her insight on the topic of maternal health. The panel discussed the importance of prioritizing maternal health as a public health issue and the greater impact that maternal health has on society. For more information about St. Anne’s, visit their website.

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posted July 19, 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report examining challenges and opportunities facing military families and what is known about effective strategies for supporting and protecting military children and families. 

UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Director, Dr. Patricia Lester, contributed to the development of the report as a member of the Committee on the Wellbeing of Military Families.

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