The UCLA NFRC is currently seeking participants for a pilot research study on the FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Early Childhood Training program. This program is designed to help OIF/OEF/OND Military and Veteran families with children ages 3 to 6 to increase family resilience. Click here to view the participant flyer for more details!
The UCLA NFRC is featured in this month's issue of the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology. The article "Building Family Resilience," highlights evidence-based interventions that are being implemented to serve Military families. FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resilience Training, is profiled among other programs that are helping families to overcome challenges related to Military service including deployment, reintegration, trauma, and loss. The article includes an overview of FOCUS Family Resilience Training and its implementation on... Read more
A grant supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health was awarded to the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center to support research focused on promoting resilience in Military families with young children.
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Over the past six weeks, the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) participated in the Newman’s Own Foundation Honoring Those Who Serve Fundraising Challenge. Hosted on CrowdRise, a crowdfundraising platform for nonprofits, the challenge involved organizations that serve United States military personnel, Veterans, and their families. In all, 28 participating charities raised $491,747 from more than 2,700 donations. An additional $180,000 was awarded by Newman’s Own Foundation. The Challenge was part of a larger Newman’s Own Foundation effort Honoring Those Who Serve. ... Read more
The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) was featured in the Daily Bruin as a resource for Veterans and their families.
Read the full article on the Daily Bruin Website here: http://dailybruin.com/2013/11/12/program-focuses-on-veteran-reintegration/
Young people ages 18-24 make up approximately 12% of the homeless population in the United States1. Each year in California, there is an estimated 200,000 homeless youth2. These young people are often coming from conflicted or unstable home environments and have run away in an attempt to escape or resolve family problems. Once homeless, their risk for mental health challenges such as PTSD and depression, suicide, drug abuse and addiction, and HIV/AIDS increases3. Resulting from the instability of living on the streets, these young people also face many... Read more
November is National Military Family Appreciation Month and the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) is excited to celebrate those families that sacrifice so much in their service for our country. Issues faced by our military such as deployment and reintegration do not only affect the Service Member, these challenges also take a toll on the entire family unit. Spouses and partners must deal with long periods without their significant other, as wells as learning to adjust to new routines and schedules in order to effectively parent and manage the household alone. Children deal... Read more
NFRC’s Dr. Edye Garcia and Dr. Jo Sornborger will be presenting at the Children's Institute, Inc. (CII) In Harm's Way Conference on Friday, November 1st. The presentations at this conference will focus on “Implementing Trauma-Informed Practice And Reducing the Risk of Vicarious Trauma.” Click here to learn more http://www.childrensinstitute.org/events/details/110
The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) Director, Dr. Patricia Lester, met with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano yesterday in El Monte, CA to discuss the NFRC’s available resources for Veterans in the Los Angeles Area. Some of the resources highlighted in the presentation were FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Family Resilience Training, The Welcome Back Veterans Program, and Operation PurpleTM Family Retreats. The Congresswoman is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and has hosted a variety of Congressional Briefings on issues related to... Read more