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posted June 14, 2017

Join us on June 21st for a special STAR Seminar featuring Dr. Michael Strober. Visit for more information.


posted May 31, 2017

The UCLA NFRC is pleased to announce the FOCUS on Foster Families web portal! Building upon the success of the FOCUS on Foster Families mobile app, this new portal provides the right story at the right time for foster youth and caregivers in an easy to use, online format. Users can access videos, PDF resources, and other tools that teach strategies to support resilience, including problem solving, goal setting, emotion regulation, and communication. 

This resource is available FREE at http://nfrc.ucla.... Read more

posted May 26, 2017

UCLA NFRC's Dr.  describes the hidden struggle of homeless veteran families in a recent article published by The Conversation.

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posted May 3, 2017

The UCLA Semel Institute California Behavioral Health Center of Excellence held a conference recently focused on advancing mental health equity in California. Presenters at the conference focused on recent research supporting mental health equity and offered insight into current trends. 

During the conference, UCLA NFRC Director, Dr. Patricia Lester, Pia Escaduero, LCSW, Director of School Mental Health at LAUSD, and Dr. Sheryl Kataoka, Professor in Residence at UCLA presented on their recent work addressing child mental health disparities in schools. 


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posted May 1, 2017

On May 1st, the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Team hosted a workgroup meeting at the UCLA GLAVA Veteran Family Wellness Center. The meeting included discussions about the way family services could impact the lives of Los Angeles area veterans. Following a tour of the facility, attendees were treated to an actvitiy fair that provided a sampling of strategies that center staff will use to engage families in skill-building. Attendees included leadership from the VA, veterans and family members, and local and national community leaders.

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posted March 18, 2017

UCLA NFRC's Dr. Norweeta Milburn is featured for her work to prevent teenage homelessness on APA PsycIQ. You can access the full article here:

posted February 17, 2017

This week, NFRC Director Dr. Patricia Lester joined the UCLA ISAP team as part of an NIH Fogerty Program. During the conference, Dr. Lester trained psychiatrists and trainees in the FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Model. UCLA's Dr. Erika Nurmi joined Dr. Lester and presented on childhood anxiety, OCD and Tic Disorders.  

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posted January 9, 2017

Last week, Dr. Patricia Lester and members of the UCLA NFRC team presented plans for the new Family Resource and Well-Being Center at the West Los Angeles VA. 

Learn more about the site visit and plans for the center in the UCLA Newsroom, by visiting

posted January 6, 2017

Yesterday, UCLA NFRC Leadership, including Dr. Patricia Lester joined UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, at left, U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and other key partners for a site visit at the West Los Angeles VA to discuss ongoing revitalization efforts.

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