The UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health is excited to be affiliated and share partnerships with a number of innovative and inspiring programs at UCLA.
UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC)
The UCLA NFRC is a unique academic center dedicated to bridging the gap between research and practice. By creating and providing high-quality, cost-effective services, the Center works with families facing a variety of challenging situations. Through training, consultation, and community outreach the Center is able to work collaboratively with outside providers and agencies to ensure that all families receive the highest quality of services available.
Led by faculty and providers within the UCLA Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Center’s team members bring their unique experiences and expertise to each project and program, making them relevant and accessible for each family served.
UCLA Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES)
UCLA CARES is an innovative center dedicated to supporting the development of resilient, emotionally-healthy children. The Center is also focused on training, research, and community outreach to help clinicians, researchers, school staff, and parents recognize the early signs of childhood anxiety and support families in accessing resources to build family strength and resilience.
Led by members of UCLA’s world-renowned behavioral health programs, the UCLA CARES Center is developing new and improved strategies to help children, parents, clinicians, and community members better engage with one another to reduce the burden of childhood anxiety.
UCLA TIES for Families
UCLA TIES (Training, Intervention, Education, and Services) for Families is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to optimizing the growth and development of foster/adoptive children from birth to age 21, and their families.
UCLA EMPWR Program
The EMPWR (“empower”) Program is an initiative of the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health designed to promote well-being and resilience in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) children, teenagers, and adults.
EMPWR provides a safe, open environment for LGBTQ individuals with mental health concerns related to stressful and/ or traumatic experiences. This program links patients and families to an expert team of attending psychiatrists and psychologists as well as supervised advanced trainees who deliver comprehensive mental health care. Specialized individual, family, and group programs build on personal strengths, foster healthy identity formation, and mitigate the consequences of stressful and/or traumatic experiences.
For intakes, group registration, and/or more information, call 310-825-7573 or email EMPWR@mednet.ucla.edu
The UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families
The UCLA Pritzker center for strengthening Children and Families is a new UCLA campus-wide initiative focused on the needs of children and youth who are disconnected from traditional pathways to success, with a particular focus on foster youth.
UCLA Family STAR Clinic
The UCLA Family STAR Clinic team works to bring evidence-based clinical care to families to assist in prevention of stress and recovery following traumatic events. The clinic provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment services for children and family members affected by trauma and other challenging events.