The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) has made it a priority to provide evidence-based resiliency services to families where they live, work, and play. Accomplishing this involves effectively utilizing innovative technology to reach families both near and far. One of the ways that technology is used to provide services to families is through the UCLA NFRC’s TeleFOCUS program. TeleFOCUS delivers the same quality FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resilience Training that is offered in-person at the UCLA NFRC to families across the nation.
TeleFOCUS allows a family to ‘meet’ with a FOCUS Family Resilience Trainer in the comfort of their own home or another private location using videoconferencing technology. All that a family needs to ‘meet’ with their trainer is a computer with an internet connection. Using an interactive videoconferencing program, families can engage in skill-building activities that help them to create a narrative about their experiences.
Families enrolled in TeleFOCUS Family Resilience Training learn to:
· Identify individual and family strengths and challenges
· Improve family communication about an injury or illness
· Set goals for family care routines
· Gain practical skills to manage Military and post-Military transitions
· Discover additional support services in the local community
TeleFOCUS is open to families with a Wounded Warrior who was injured in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. We also encourage families and couples who are dealing with visible or invisible injuries to participate.
If you are interested in participating in TeleFOCUS Family Resilience Training or would like to make a referral please contact the UCLA NFRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (855) 231-9500.