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
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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.
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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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!
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.
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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The Nathanson Family Resilience Center was delighted to partner with the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families in welcoming Marc Brackett, PhD to the Luskin Center on October 16th for a discussion on his new book “Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive”.
After a warm introduction by Drs. Tyrone Howard and Patricia Lester, Dr. Brackett introduced the RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning that he developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Through personal stories and open... Read more
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.
The National Home Visiting Resource Center recognizes UCLA’S Families OverComing Under Stress for Early Childhood (FOCUS-EC) as part of their March 2019 Overview of Innovative Programs. FOCUS-EC supports military families with a child aged 3-5. The program addresses gaps in preventive treatment services for military families and allows clinicians to reach more families by providing services virtually using a secure, web-based platform. Read the brief here: https://www.nhvrc.org/wp-content/uploads/NHVRC-Brief-... Read more
NFRC team members had a wonderful time lending support for the FOCUS Day of Dialogue. The event brought together LAUSD school social workers and the UCLA school-based prevention team to discuss FOCUS implementation in school settings. Specifically, LAUSD social workers provided feedback on the FOCUS Resilience Curriculum and Skill Building Groups for Parents and Division staff filmed interviews. The NFRC was happy to support the day of dialogue with the other partners, including the UCLA Semel Institute Center for Health Services and Society, the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience... Read more