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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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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
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.
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In February 2014, a group of health care and related providers will be travelling to India to conduct a medical mission. Among those providers are several from the UCLA School of Medicine including NFRC’s own Dr. Patricia Lester and Dr. Edye Garcia. Other UCLA clinicians include Drs. Smitta Patel and Brenda Bursch; nurses Clarice Marsh and Kerry Gold; and Child Life Specialist Clarissa Byrd.
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National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple® Retreats are designed to help families renew their relationships through activities that promote team building, effective communication, and environmental education.
The upcoming February 2014 retreat will be held over four days (Feb 14-18) and offers a variety of... Read more
The UCLA Family STAR (Stress, Trauma, And Resilience) Clinic provides evaluation, consultation, prevention, and treatment services for children and family members affected by trauma and other challenging events, including medical illness, traumatic loss, community violence, disasters, and combat deployment stress. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a traumatic event can be used to describe an experience that was scary, threatening, dangerous, or violent. The event can either happen to someone directly or they may witness something happening to a loved one, normally... Read more
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