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posted March 24, 2014

The Family Development Project (FDP) provides services to first and second-time mothers who want to provide the best possible future for their children. The mission of the FDP is to enhance the ability of family members to support each other and to recognize and meet the needs of their infant. Throughout their involvement in the FDP, mothers are empowered to approach parenting so that it can be joyful, intimate, and child-centered. They learn about early child development and how to sensitively respond to their babies. Using these skills mothers are better able to support their children... Read more

posted February 27, 2014

Los Angeles area mental health and other providers attended a Star Behavioral Health Provider (SBHP) Training focused on working with Military Families presented by the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) in collaboration with Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute and the Center for Deployment Psychology.

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posted February 18, 2014

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.

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posted February 12, 2014

In a recent issue, UCLA Magazine featured an article from UCLA Chancellor Gene Block that described UCLA's efforts both on campus and across the country to support Military Families. 

Read the full article here!

posted February 4, 2014

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is excited to share a new and free educational opportunity: Star Behavioral Health Providers, a training program for civilian mental health providers intended to make them better able to understand, assess, and counsel members of the Military. Star Behavioral Health Providers is a collaborative effort of UCLA, the California National Guard, Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute, and the Center for Deployment Psychology.

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posted January 29, 2014

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is currently recruiting for a study of the FOCUS – Early Childhood (FOCUS-EC) model. FOCUS-EC, the newest adaptation of our nationally recognized FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resilience Training program, is specifically designed for Military families with young children.

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posted January 27, 2014

This week marks the third annual NIDA Drug Facts week, an awareness week focused on shattering the myths about drug use!

About one third of high school seniors report having used illicit drugs in the past year (NIDA),... Read more

posted January 17, 2014

In a recent special issue, the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment published new research on the unique challenges faced by Military families. This issue, titled Social and Behavioral Health in the Military: Responding to the Needs of Soldiers and their Families in the Post 9/11 Environment, featured an article from NFRC Intervention Specialist Sara Green, M.A., University of Washington School of Social Work Professor Paula Nurius, Ph.D., and NFRC Director Patricia Lester, M.D.

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posted January 14, 2014

In 2013, the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) was awarded a two-year grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation to support programs for Female Veterans.

“The support of the Newman’s Own Foundation allows us to expand our services to address the mental health needs of Female Veterans, a community that is... Read more

posted January 10, 2014

Full access to the 2013 Special Issue of The Future of Children is now available online! Described as a 'must read' by The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, this special issue focuses on Military children and families and features an article co-authored by UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Director Dr. Patricia Lester. 

  • Full access to the 2013 Special Issue of The Future of Children is available here: ... Read more

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