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posted October 8, 2013

UCLA NFRC Director, Dr. Patricia Lester, will present on October 15th as part of the Semel Institute at UCLA Psychiatry Grand Rounds, a weekly educational conference that provides attendees with cutting-edge information about the clinical neurosciences, human behavior, and mental health care. The presentation will cover the impact of PTSD on the family.

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posted October 7, 2013

The Fall 2013 Issue of The Future of Children has been released. The issue, focusing on military children and families, features a chapter co-authored by NFRC Director Dr. Patricia Lester. 

How Wartime Military Service Affects Children and Families

Patricia Lester and Lieutenant Colonel Eric Flake


How are children's lives altered when a parent goes off to war? What aspects of combat deployment are most likely to put children at risk for psychological and other problems, and... Read more

posted October 4, 2013

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley and their Habitat for Heroes Program. The Habitat for Heroes Community project will provide housing for Veteran families in the Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley in collaboration with the California Department of Veteran Affairs. Families will have access to services that promote education and self- sufficiency, including programs specifically designed to address the needs of Veterans.  The NFRC has been asked to coordinate FOCUS (... Read more

posted September 25, 2013

Come stop by the NFRC Family Resilience Booth at the upcoming Goodwill Veteran Stand Down  on Thursday, October 10th & Friday, October 11th! This two day event is open to all branches of Military Veterans and their families.

Click on the flyer below for full details and a list of other no cost services that will be available:

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posted September 12, 2013

The UCLA Family STAR Clinic is pleased to announce the launch of informative didactics.

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Take a look at what else if going on at the NFRC by visiting our events... Read more
posted July 26, 2013

We are hosting a workshop for Female Veterans at the Goodwill WorkSource Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 8th from 6 - 8pm! Join us! RSVP by August 2, 2013 at or 855.231.9500.

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posted July 8, 2013


There's a new resource for teens and parents! TeenCentral provides free, safe, and anonymous e-mentoring to teens & parents. The website provides information, support and answers for teen's most intimate questions. They even have a "Growing Up Military" section! 

Check out this resource!


posted June 27, 2013


Building Capacity Consortium Honored for Military Social Work Awareness Day

During the Padres-Dodgers game on Saturday, June 22nd, San Diego recognized the service of military families and the incredible work of the Building Capacity Consortium. The consortium consists of eight military-connected school districts and USC.  They have given over 70,000 hours to military children and families through internships, tutoring services, and other supportive services.ortive programs!

An awards ceremony was held in front of over 40,000 attendees on the field of Petco Stadium... Read more

posted May 28, 2013

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is pleased to announce the release of FOCUS On the Go!, a new resiliency gaming and resource mobile application now available for free download on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad.  FOCUS On the Go! is designed to engage children in learning and practicing key resilience skills and provide parents with educational resources that are consistent with the Families OverComing Under Stress™ (FOCUS) model. FOCUS On the Go! includes four games that reinforce skill building around problem solving, emotional regulation, and family communication.... Read more

posted May 17, 2013

SEEDS Announces its Family School Readiness Program for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents/caregivers.

We are now enrolling families in the SEEDS for School Readiness Program.

The 15-week research program meets two days per week (3 hours each day).... Read more