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Dr. Lauren Marlotte and Dr. Susana Lopez Train Connecticut Providers in Project Strive

This week, direct service staff from all over Connecticut learned to implement the STRIVE Program in a training sponsored by The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. The training was led by Dr. Lauren Marlotte, UCLA NFRC Associate Director of Training and Dr. Susana Lopez.

Project Strive is a family-centered behavioral intervention designed to reduce youth homelessness and increase family stability. Initially developed at UCLA in 2004, this five-session intervention targets newly homeless youth and their families. The intervention aims to increase positive family interactions while providing family members with tools to address conflict more effectively. Additional goals of the program include, reduction in youth risk taking behaviors, such as  substance use, and strengthen participant wellness.

For more information on Project Strive, visit