FOCUS Resilience Enhancing Intervention for Military-Connected Families

Mogil C, Paley B, Doud B, …. Lester P. Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) for early childhood:  Building resilience for young children in high stress families. Journal of Zero to Three. 2010;31(1):10-16.

Lester P, Mogil C, Saltzman W, et al. FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress): Implementing family-centered prevention for military families facing wartime deployments and combat operational stress. Military Medicine. 2011; 176(1):19-25

Beardslee W, Lester P, Klosinski L, Saltzman W, Woodward K, Nash W, Mogil C, Koffman R, & Leskin G. Family-centered preventive intervention for military families: Implications for implementation science. Prev Sci. 2011 Dec;12(4):339-48.

Saltzman WR, Lester P, Beardslee WR, Layne C M, Nash WP. Mechanisms of risk and resilience in military families: Theoretical and empirical basis of a family-focused resilience enhancement program. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2011 Sep; 14(3):213-30.

Lester P, Saltzman W, Woodward K, et al. Evaluation of a family centered prevention intervention for military children and families facing wartime deployments. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S48-54. Epub 2011 Nov 28.

Lester P, Stein J A, Saltzman W, Woodward K, MacDermid SW et al. Psychological health of military children: Longitudinal evaluation of a family-centered prevention program to enhance family resilience. Military Medicine. 2013; 178 (8), 838-845.

Beardslee WR, Klosinski LE, Saltzman W, Mogil C, Pangelinan S, McKnight CP, & Lester P.  Dissemination of Family-Centered Prevention for Military and Veteran Families: Adaptations and Adoption within Community and Military Systems of Care. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 2013;16 (4), 394-409.

Saltzman WR, Pynoos RS, Lester P, Layne CM, & Beardslee WR. Enhancing family resilience through family narrative co-construction. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.2013; 16, (3), 294-310.

Garcia E, De Pedro K, Astor RA, Lester P, & Benbenishty R. FOCUS School-Based Skill-Building Groups: Training and Implementation. Journal of Social Work Education.2015: 51:sup1, S102-S116.

Mogil C, Hajal N, Garcia E, Kiff C, Paley B, Milburn N, & Lester P.  FOCUS for Early Childhood: A virtual home visiting program for military families with young children. Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy. 2015; 37(3), 199-208.

Lester P, Liang LJ, Milburn N, Mogil C, Woodward K, Nash W, … & Beardslee W. Evaluation of a family-centered preventive intervention for military families: parent and child longitudinal outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016; 55(1), 14-24

Green S, Mogil C, Buchanan T, Lester P. Operation Purple Family Retreats and Operation Purple Healing Adventures: Reconnection, Recreation and Resilience. In Dustin, K Bricker, S Negley, M Brownlee, K Schwab and N Lundberg. This land is your land: Towards a better understanding of nature’s resiliency-building and restorative power for armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families 2016 (pp. 13-22). D Urbana, IL, Sagamore.

Lester P, Klosinski L, Saltzman W, Milburn M, Mogil C, Beardslee B.  Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS): A Family-Centered Preventive Intervention for Families Facing Trauma, Stress and Adversity: Implementation with Military Families. In MJ Van Ryzin, KL Kumper, GM Fosco and MT Greenbert. Family-based prevention programs for children and adolescents 2016 (pp.229-255).  New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Saltzman WR, Lester P, Milburn N, Woodward K, & Stein J. Pathways of Risk and Resilience: Impact of a Family Resilience Program on Active‐Duty Military Parents. Family Process. 2016; Dec 1;55(4):633-46.

Mogil, C., Hajal, N., Aralis, H., Paley, B., Milburn, N. G., Barrera, W., Kiff, C., Beardslee, W., & Lester, P. (2021). A Trauma-Informed, Family-Centered, Virtual Home Visiting Program for Young Children: One-Year Outcomes. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

FOCUS Model Adaptation & Implementation in Community and Health Care Settings

Bursch B, Mulligan C, Keener AM, Aralis H, Lloyd J, Mogil C, Barrera W, Sinclair M, Lester P. Education Research: Evaluation of curriculum to teach resilience skills to neurology residents. Neurology. 2019 Mar 12;92(11):538-41.  doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007100. PMID: 30858242; PMCID: PMC6511100.

Jeffrey J, Sinclair M., Linonis, R., Semaan, A., Hsiao, T. Chiu, W., Grossman, M., Lester, P. Integration of a Web-based Behavioral Health Assessment within a Collaborative Care Setting. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 7:1:9-15, 2018.

Jeffrey JK, Sinclair M, Aralis H, Linonis R, Barrera W, Semaan A, Grossman M, Lester P. Acceptability and Results of Web-Based Behavioral Health Assessment Platform Implemented Within a Primary Care Pediatric Integrated Care Clinic. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 31;56(10):S297.

Bursch B, Lloyd J, Mogil C, Wijesekera K, Miotto K, Wu M, Wilkinson R, Klomhaus A, Iverson A, Lester P. Adaptation and Evaluation of Military Resilience Skills Training for Pediatric Residents. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. 2017 Nov 16;4:2382120517741298.

Garcia E, Wijesekera K, & Lester P. A Family-Centered Preventive Intervention Within Pediatric Oncology: Adapting the FOCUS Intervention for Latino Youth and Their Families. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2017; 1-18.

Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Marlotte L, Garcia E, Aralis H, Lester P, Escudero P, & Kataoka S. Adapting and Implementing a School-Based Resilience-Building Curriculum among Low-Income Racial and Ethnic Minority Students. Contemporary School Psychology, 2017; 1-17.

Wijesekera K, Emerson N, Sinclair M, Lester P. FOCUS for Pediatric Heart Transplant: A Trauma-Informed, Family-Centered, Resilience Enhancing Intervention . Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2017; 36(4), S175.

Publications on Military-Connected Children and Family Well-being

Lester P, Li-Jung L, Milburn NG, Mogil C, Woodward K, Nash W, Aralis H, Sinclair M, Semaan A, Klosinski L, Beardslee W, Saltzman WR (2016). Evaluation of a Family-Centered Preventive Intervention for Military Families: Parent and Child Longitudinal Outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(1), 14-24.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.10.009

Mogil, C., Heiselberg, M. H., Clement, A., & Nielsen, A. B. S. (2019). Programs for children in military families. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 5(S2), 97-115. https://doi.org/10.3138/jmvfh.2019-0011

Lester P, & Bursch B. The long war comes home:  Mitigating risk and promoting resilience in military children and families.  Psychiatric Times. 2011; 28(7).

Lester P. War and military children and families: translating prevention science into practice.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012; 51(1):3-5.

Green S, Nurius PS, Lester P. Spouse Psychological Well-Being: A Keystone to Military Family Health. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 2013; 23, (6): 753-768.

MacDermid SW, Lester P, Marini C, Cozza S, Sornborger J, Strouse T, Beardslee W. Approaching Family-Focused Systems of Care for Military and Veteran Families. Military Behavioral Health. 2013; 1, 1-10.

Lester P, Paley B, & Saltzman W.  Military Service, War, and Families: Considerations for Child Development, Prevention and Intervention, and Public Health Policy. Clinical child and family psychology review.2013; 16(3), 229-232.

Paley B, Lester P, & Mogil C. Family Systems and Ecological Perspectives on the Impact of Deployment on Military Families. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 2013; 16 (3), 245-265.

Lester P, Flake E. How Wartime Military Service Affects Children and Families. The Future of Children: Military Children and Families. 2013; 23(2), 121-142.

Lester P, Paley B, Saltzman W, Klosinski LE. Military Service, War, and Families: Considerations for Child Development, Prevention and Intervention, and Public Health Policy—Part 2. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 2013;16 (4), 345-347.

Barish G, Elbogen E, Lester P, & Saltzman WR. Beyond sensors: reading patients through caregivers and context. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication, 2014; Sept.,1273-1277. ACM.

Flittner O’Grady AE, MacDermid Wadsworth S, Willerton E, Cardin JF, Topp D, Mustillo S, & Lester P. (2015). Help seeking by parents in military families on behalf of their young children. Psychological services, 2015;12(3), 231.

Wadsworth SM, Cardin JF, Christ S, Willerton E, O’Grady AF, Topp D, … & Mustillo S. Accumulation of Risk and Promotive Factors among Young Children in US Military Families. American journal of community psychology, 2016; 57(1-2), 190-202.

Mustillo S, Wadsworth SM, & Lester P. Parental Deployment and Well-Being in Children Results from a New Study of Military Families. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2016; 24(2), 82-91.

Lester P, Aralis H, Sinclair M, Kiff C, Lee KH, Mustillo S, & Wadsworth SM. The Impact of Deployment on Parental, Family and Child Adjustment in Military Families. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 2016; 1-12.

Lester P, Rauch P, Loucks L, Sornborger J, Ohye B, Karnik NS. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Military-Connected Families: The Relevance of a Family-Centered Approach. Focus. 2017 Oct 12;15(4):420-8.

Barish G, Aralis H, Elbogen E, Lester P (2019).  A Mobile App for Patients and Those Who Care About Them: A Case Study for Veterans with PTSD + Anger.   PervasiveHealth’19: Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. https://doi.org/10.1145/3329189.3329248

Hajal NJ, Aralis HJ, Kiff CJ, Wasserman MM, Paley B, Milburn NG, Mogil C, Lester P. Parental Wartime Deployment and Socioemotional Adjustment in Early Childhood: The Critical Role of Military Parents’ Perceived Threat During Deployment. J Trauma Stress. 2020 Jun;33(3):307-317. doi: 10.1002/jts.22475. Epub 2020 Mar 31. PMID: 32233043.

MacDermid Wadsworth S, Mustillo S, Lester P, Flittner A, Cardin JF, Lee KH, Topp DB, & Willerton E. The Intergenerational Impact of War: Deployment and Young Children in Military Families. West Lafayette, IN & Los Angeles, CA:  Purdue University and University of California. 2013.1-202.

Lester P, Leskin G, Woodward K, et al. Wartime deployment and military children: Applying prevention science to enhance family resilience. MacDermid-Wadsworth S, Riggs D, eds. Risk and resilience in U.S. military families. New York, NY: Springer. 2011:149-173.

Leskin GA,  Garcia E, D’Amico J, Mogil CE, & Lester P.  Family-Centered Programs and Interventions for Military Children and Youth. Handbook of Military Social Work. A. Rubin, E. L. Weiss and J. E. Coll. Hoboken, Wiley. 2013

Saltzman WR, Bartoletti M, Lester P, & Beardslee WR. Building resilience in military families. Care of Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, American Psychiatric Press, 2014:277.

Saltzman W, Lester P, & Beardslee W. Resilience building in military families; addressing families at risk. Cozza S, Goldenberg M, Ursano R, eds. Clinical manual for the care of military service members, veterans and their families.   American Psychiatric Press, 2014.

Peterson K, Lester P, Calohan J, & Azad A. Deployment-Related Care for Military Children and Families. Care of Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families. American Psychiatric Press, 2014:225.

Saltzman WR, Babayan T, Lester P, Beardslee W, & Pynoos RS. Family-based treatment for childhood stress: a review and report on current innovations. In Brom D, Pat-Horenczyk R, Ford J, eds. In Treating traumatized children: Risk, resilience, and recovery. New York: Routledge; 2008: 240-254.

O’Grady AF, Wadsworth SM, & Lester P. Parents’ Childhood Exposures to Traumatic Events and Current Functioning in Military Families. In Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families 2016 (pp. 109-129). Springer International Publishing.

Flittner O’Grady A, MacDermid Wadsworth S, Lester P. Parents’ Childhood Exposures to Traumatic Events and Current Functioning in Military Families. In Gewirtz AH, Yousef AM (Eds), Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families. 2016 (pp. 109-130). Springer.

Cozza SJ, DeVoe ER, Flake EM, Gewirtz AH, Gorman LA, Kees MR, Knobloch LK, Lerner RM, & Lester P. (2018). Lesson Learned and Future Recommendations for Conducting Research with Military Children and Families. In Hughes-Kirchubel, L., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Riggs, D. (2017 exp.). A Battleplan for Supporting Military Families in Times of War.  Springer. 

Ellingsen R, Mogil C, & Lester P. (2019). The Experience of Families Separated by Military Deployment. In de Guzman, M.R., Brown, J. & Edwards, C.P. (Eds), Parenting from Afar: The Reconfiguration of the Family Across Distance, New York: NY: Oxford University Press.

Hajal NJ, McCall C, MacDermid Wadsworth S, & Lester P. (2019) Navigating family relationships during deployment. In E. L. Weiss & C. A. Castro (Eds.) American Military Life in the 21st Century: Social, Cultural, Economic Issues and Trends. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Wolodiger E, Goldner J, Lofgreen A, Saltzman W, Lester P, Karnik N.  (2021) Child Maltreatment in Military Families: Risk and Protective Factors, and Family-Systems Interventions”  In ” Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan: A Project of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). In press.

Elbogen, E.B., Aralis, H., Cassiello-Robbins, C. F., Lester, P., Saltzman, W., & Barish, G. (2020). Integrating mobile technology and social support with cognitive behavioral therapy for anger in veterans with PTSD: A pilot study. Military Behavioral Health.

Foundational Family-Centered Prevention Research for FOCUS Intervention

Lester P, Saltzman W, Vine V, Comulada WS, Goldstein R, Stuber M, Pynoos R. Current practice of family- based interventions for child traumatic stress.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 2008;1(1):47.

Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lee M, Lin YY, & Lester P. Six year intervention outcomes for adolescent children of parents with HIV. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2004;158:742-748.

Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lester P, Stein J. Adolescent adjustment over six years in HIV-affected families. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006;39(2):174-182.

Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lester P, Song J, et al. Intergenerational benefits of family-based HIV interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2006;74(3):622-627.

Lester P, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Elia C, Elkavich A, & Rice E. TALK:  Teens and adults learning to communicate. Lecroy CW, ed. In Evidence-based treatment manuals for children and adolescents. Oxford University Press; 2008:170-285.

Lester P, Stein JA, Bursch B, et al. Family-based processes associated with adolescent distress, substance use and risky sexual behavior in families affected by maternal HIV. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2010;39(3):328-340.

Beardslee, W.R., & Wheelock, I. (1994). Children of parents with affective disorders: Empirical findings and clinical implications. In W.R. Reynolds & H.F. Johnston (Eds.), Handbook of depression in children and adolescents.  New York: Plenum Publishers.

Beardslee, W. R., & Gladstone, T. R. G. (2001). Prevention of childhood depression: Recent findings and future prospects. Biological Psychiatry, 49, 1101–1110.

Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Lee, M. B., Gwadz, M., & Draimin, B. (2001). An intervention for parents with AIDS and their adolescent children. American Journal of Public Health, 91, 1294–1302.

Beardslee, W. R., & Knitzer, J. (2003). Strengths-based family mental health services: A family systems approach. In K. Maton, C. Schellenbach, B. Leadbeater, & A. Solarz (Eds.), Investing in children, youth, families, and communities: Strengths-based research and policy (pp. 157–171). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Beardslee, W. R., Gladstone, T. R. G., Wright, E. J., & Cooper, A. B. (2003). A family-based approach to the prevention of depressive symptoms in children at risk: Evidence of parental and child change. Pediatrics, 112, 119–131.

Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lee M, Lin YY, & Lester P. Six year intervention outcomes for adolescent children of parents with HIV. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2004;158:742-748

Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lester P, Stein J. Adolescent adjustment over six years in HIV-affected families. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2006;39(2):174-182.

Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lester P, Song J, et al. Intergenerational benefits of family-based HIV interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2006;74(3):622-627.

Beardslee, W. R., Wright, E. J., Gladstone, T. R. G., & Forbes, P. (2007). Long-term effects from a randomized trial of two public health preventive interventions for parental depression. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 703–713

Layne, C.M., Saltzman, W.R., Poppleton, L., Burlingame G.M., Pasalić, A., Duraković, E., et al. (2008). Effectiveness of a school-based group psychotherapy program for war-exposed adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 1048-1062.

Lester P, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Elia C, Elkavich A, & Rice E. TALK:  Teens and adults learning to communicate. Lecroy CW, ed. In Evidence-based treatment manuals for children and adolescents. Oxford University Press; 2008:170-285.

Lester P, Saltzman W, Vine V, Comulada WS, Goldstein R, Stuber M, Pynoos R. Current practice of family- based interventions for child traumatic stress.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 2008;1(1):47.

Lester P, Stein JA, Bursch B, et al. Family-based processes associated with adolescent distress, substance use and risky sexual behavior in families affected by maternal HIV. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2010;39(3):328-340.

FOCUS Family Resilience Training Foundational Research

Solantaus, T., Toikka, S., Alasuutari, M., Beardslee, W. R., & Paavonen, J. (in press). Safety, feasibility and perceived effectiveness of preventive interventions for children and families with parental depression. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

Wu, N., Lester, P., Jiang, L., Weiss, R., Slocum, S., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (in press). Substance use among adolescents of parents living with HIV in New York City. Substance Use and Misuse.

Nash, W. P. (2011). U.S. Marine Corps and Navy combat and operational stress continuum model: A tool for leaders. In E. C. Ritchie (Ed.), Combat and Operational Behavioral Health (pp. 107-119). Washington, DC: Borden Institute Textbook of Military Psychiatry.

Lester, P., Peterson, K., Reeves, J., Knauss, L., Glover, D., Mogil, C., Duan, N., & Beardslee, W. (2010). The long war and parental combat deployment: Effects on military children and at-home spouses. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(4), 310-320.

Lester, P., Stein, J. A., Bursch, B., Rice, E., Green, S., Penniman, T., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2010). Family-based processes associated with adolescent distress, substance use and risky sexual behavior in families affected by maternal HIV. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 328-340.

Lester, P., Weiss, R. E., Rice, E., Comulada, S., Lord, L., Albers, S., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2009). The longitudinal impact of HIV+ parents’ drug use on their adolescent children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(1), 51-59.

Rice, E., Green, S., Santos, K., Lester, P., & Rotheram-Borus M. J. (2009). A lifetime of low-risk behaviors among HIV-positive Latinas in Los Angeles. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Epub, September 27.

Beardslee, W. R., Wright, E. J., Gladstone, T. R. G., & Forbes, P. (2008). Long-term effects from a randomized trial of two public health preventive interventions for parental depression. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 703-713.

Layne, C. M., Saltzman, W. R., Poppleton, L., Burlingame G. M., Pasalić, A., Duraković, E., Music, M., Campara, N., Nermin, D., Arslanagic, B., Steinberg, A. M., & Pynoos, R. (2008). Effectiveness of a school-based group psychotherapy program for war-exposed adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 1048-1062.

Lester, P., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Elia, C., Elkavich, A., & Rice, E. (2008). TALK: Teens and adults learning to communicate. In C.W. LeCroy (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Treatment Manuals for Children and Adolescents (pp. 170-285). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lester, P., Saltzman, W., Vine, V., Comulada, W. S., Goldstein, R., Stuber, M., & Pynoos, R. (2008). Current practice of family-based interventions for child traumatic stress. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1(1), 47-59.

Selected Conference Presentations on FOCUS Family Resilience Training™

D’Amico, J., Donahue, K., & Lloyd, R. (2011). FOCUS World: “Families Overcoming Under Stress Online Resiliency Training Tool.” Workshop presented at 16th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

Price, D., & Serratto, L. (2011). “FOCUS World: Staying Connected with Online Resiliency Education.” Workshop presented at the Navy and Marine Corps COSC Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P., Mogil, C., & Woodward, K. (2011). “Building Military Family Resiliency: FOCUS Project.” Workshop presented at the annual DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference. Chicago, IL.

D’Amico, J., Mogil, C., Greenslit, A., & Bartoletti, M. (2011). “FOCUS World: An Online Resiliency Training Tool for Families.” Computer Lab presented at the DOD/USDA Family Resilience Conference. Chicago, IL.

Devoe, E., Paris, R., Lester, P., Mogil, C., & Cozza, S. (2010). “Young Children in US Military Families: How Are They Doing and What Are We Doing About It?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

Saltzman, W. R., Garcia, E., Mogil, C., Leskin, G. (2010). Harnessing University-Military Partnerships and Information Technology to Serve Military Families: The FOCUS Large-Scale Demonstration Project.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

Leskin, G., Saltzman, W., & Bartoletti, M. (2010). “FOCUS Project: Program Evaluation, Adaptations and Healing Stories.” Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P. (2010). “The Long War and Military Children and Spouses.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Family Summit. Washington, DC.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Evaluation.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Family Summit. Washington, DC.

Lester, P. (2010). “Development of Interventions for Military Children and Families: FOCUS Project for Very Young Children.” National Traumatic Stress All Network Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Report from the Field.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Family Summit. Arlington, VA.

Lester, P. (2010). “Impact of Parental Wartime Deployment.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Family Summit. Arlington, VA.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Strengthening Resiliency in Military Children and Families: Considerations for Children with Special Needs and Their Families.” Military Child Education Coalition Conference on Exceptional Needs Children. Irvine, CA.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Building Military Family Resiliency.” Naval Medical Center San Diego, Mental Health Grand Rounds. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P. (2010). FOCUS Evaluation: Report on BUMED Service Evaluation Project. BUMED Navy Family Summit. Arlington, VA.

Lester, P., Feerick, M., & Huebner, A. (2010). “The impact of wartime deployment on children and spouses.” Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P., Huebner, A., & Feerick, M. (2010). “FOCUS Data on Challenges of USN & USMC Families—Impact of the Long War on Military Children and At-Home Spouse: Assessment to Guide Intervention.” San Diego, CA.

Lester, P., Mogil, C., & Bartoletti, M. (2010). FOCUS Resiliency Training: Trauma-Informed Family-Centered Prevention Program for the Military. Presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

Mogil, C., Bartoletti, M., Doud, T., & Garcia, E. (2010). “FOCUS Program: Resiliency Training for Military Families.” Symposium presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention. San Diego, CA.

Mogil, C., & Lester, P. (2010). “The Impact of Combat Veteran Injury & Illness on Children & Families.” Presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

Mogil, C., Millette, A., Stoner, T., Loeffler, D., & Barron, P. (2010). “From Understanding to Application: Resources and Strategies to Help You Serve Military Families with Young Children.” International webinar sponsored by Zero to Three and FOCUS.

Saltzman, W. R., Garcia, E., Mogil, C., & Leskin, G. (2010). “Harnessing University-Military Partnerships and Information Technology to Serve Military Families: The FOCUS Large-Scale Demonstration Project.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

Leskin, G. (2009). “FOCUS Project serving Wounded Warrior Families.” 10th Annual World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities. Jacksonville, FL.

Lester, P. (2009). “FOCUS Project for USMC Families.” Officer Spouse Workshop. Headquarters United States Marine Corps. Quantico, VA.

Lester, P. (2009). “Military Children and Trauma I: Models of Care for Service Member and Veteran Families.” National Child Traumatic Stress Network, All Network Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Lester, P. (2009). “FOCUS Project for Military Children” Presentation at “Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference.” Sponsored by Defense Center for Excellence/National Institute for Health and National Institute for Drug/Alcohol Abuse/Veterans Affairs. Bethesda, MD.

Lester, P. (2009). “FOCUS Project for Military Children” Presentation at “Addressing Substance Abuse and Comorbidities Among Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families: A Research Agenda.” Sponsored by National Institute for Health and National Institute for Drug/Alcohol Abuse. Bethesda, MD.

Lester, P., Peterson, K., Reeves, J., Knauss, J., Mogil, C., Glover, D., et al. (2009). “The impact of parental wartime deployment on school aged children.” Presented at Center of Excellence Summit on the Military Child. Tacoma, WA.

Mogil, C., & Tyson, J. (2009). “Care for the Caregiver: Combat Operational Stress and the Family Dynamic.” Invited plenary presented at the United States Department of Navy Senior Leadership Symposium Spouses conference. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Lester, P. (2008). “FOCUS Project: Implementing a family resiliency training demonstration program for military families.” USMC Combat Operational Stress Control Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P. (2008). “Impact of Deployment Stress in Children: Impact and Interventions.” Military Family Research Institute and the Center for Deployment Psychology at Purdue University. Indianapolis, IN.

Mogil, C. (2008). “FOCUS Project: Resiliency Training for Military Children and Families.” Invited plenary presented at the United States Department of Navy Counseling, Advocacy and Prevention conference. Ontario, CA.

Lester, P. (2007). “Existing and Emerging Research on the Effects of Parental Deployment on Military Children and Adolescents: Establishing a Foundation for Preventive Interventions: Project FOCUS.” Summit on the Military Children. Madigan Army Medical Center. Tacoma, WA.

Lester, P., & Saltzman, W. (2006) “Strengthening Military Families: Developing a family based intervention to support military families.” Presentation at International Society for Traumatic Stress Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Lester, P. (2006) “Strengthening Military Families: Developing Family Based Intervention to Support Military Families.” Society for Prevention Research Symposium. San Antonio, TX.

Additional publications from Division Staff by Topic

Adolescents

Lester, P., Wong, S.W., Hendren, R.L. (2013). The neurobiological effects of trauma.  Adolescent Psychiatry: Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, 27 (10): 259.

Milburn, N.G., Iribarren, F.J., Rice, E., Lightfoot, M., Solorio, R., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Desmond, K., Lee, A., Alexander, K.,  Maresca, K.,  Eastmen, K.,  Arnold, E.M., &  Duan, N. (2012). A family intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior, substance use and delinquency among newly homeless youth. J Adolesc Health, 50(4), 358-64.

Nash, W. P., Vasterling, J., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Horn, S., Gaskin, T., Golden, J., Riley, W. T., Bowles, S. V., Favret, J., Lester, P., Koffman, R.,  Farnsworth, L. C., Baker, D. G. (2010). Consensus recommendations for common data elements for operational stress research and surveillance: Report of a federal, interagency working group. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(11), 1673-1683.

Laugeson, E. A., Frankel, F., Mogil, C. E., & Dillon, A. R. (2009). Parent-assisted social skills training to improve friendships in teens with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), 596-606.

Milburn, N., Liang, L. J., Lee, S. J., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Rosenthal, D., Mallet, S., Lightfoot, M., & Lester, P. (2009). Who is doing well? A typology of newly homeless adolescents. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(2), 135-147.

Lester P., Wong S., & Hendren R. (2003). The neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder. Adolescent Psychiatry, 27, 259-182.

Laugeson, E., Frankel, F., Gantman, A., Dillon, A. R., & Mogil, C. (2012). Evidence-based social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: The UCLA PEERS Program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(6), 1025-1036.

Family Health and Functioning

Saltzman, W. R., Pynoos, R. S., Lester, P., Layne, C. M., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Enhancing family resilience through family narrative co-construction. Clinical child and family psychology review,16 (3), 294-310.

Glover, D. A., Garica-Aracena, E. F., Lester, P., Rice, E., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2010). Stress biomarkers as outcomes for HIV+ prevention: Participation, feasibility and findings among HIV+ Latina and African-American mothers. AIDS and Behavior, 14(2), 339-350.

Cox, M.J., & Paley, B.  (2004).  Understanding families as systems.  In J. Lerner and A.E. Alberts (Eds.), Current Directions in Developmental Psychology (pp. 92-98).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Education, Inc.

Cox, M. J., Paley, B., Harter, K. S. M., & Karnos, T. R. (2001). Interparental conflict and parent-child relationships. In J. H. Grych & F. D. Fincham (Eds.), Child development and interparental conflict (pp. 249-272). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Young Children

Paley, B., & Auerbach, B.  (2011). Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the dependency court system:  Challenges and recommendations.  The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 38, 507-558.

Mogil, C., Paley, B., Doud, T., Havens, L., Moore-Tyson, J., Beardslee, W. R., & Lester, P. (2010). Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) for early childhood: Building resilience for young children in high stress families. Zero to Three Journal, 31(1), 10-16.  Article PDF

Paley, B., & O’Connor M.J.  (2009).  Interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Treatment approaches and case management.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15, 258-267.

Saltzman, W. R., Babayan, T., Lester, P., Beardslee, W., & Pynoos, R. S. (2008). Family-based treatment for child traumatic stress: A review and report on current innovations. In D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk, & J. Ford (Eds.), Treating traumatized children: Risk, resilience, and recovery. New York: Routledge.

O’Connor, M. J., Laugeson, A., Mogil, C., Lowe, E., Welch-Torres, K., Keil, V., & Paley, B. (2011). Translation of an evidence-based social skills intervention for children with prenatal alcohol exposure in a community mental health setting. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(1), 141-152.

Baskin, J., Delja, J. R., Mogil, C., Gorospe, C. M., & Paley, B. (2016). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and challenges faced by caregivers: clinicians’ perspectives. Journal of Population Therapeutics And Clinical Pharmacology, 23(2), e114.

Borelli, J.L., Bond, D.K., Dudley, K., Ponce, V., & Mogil, C. (2018). Promoting Healthy Relationships from Within: The UCLA Family Development Project. In Steele, H., & Steele, M. (Eds.), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions, 1st Edition, New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Hajal, N., Paley, B., Delja, J.R., Gorospe, C.M., & Mogil, C. (2019). Promoting family school-readiness for child-welfare involved preschoolers and their caregivers: Case examples. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 181-193.

Mogil, C., Paley, B. (2019). Boots and bottles: Navigating the triumphs and challenges of early childhood in military families. In Moekler, R., Andres, M., Rones, N. (Eds), The Politics of Military Families: State, Work Organizations, and the Rise of the Negotiation Household. New York, NY: Routledge.

Resiliency Skills

Bursch, B., Mulligan, C., Keener, A.M, Aralis, H., Lloyd, J., Mogil, C., Barrera, W., Sinclair, M., Lester, P. (2019). Education Research: Evaluation of curriculum to teach resilience skills to neurology residents. Neurology 92 (11) 538 541. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007100

Published Peer Reviewed Articles from Dr. Catherine Mogil

Laugeson, E. A.,Frankel, F., Mogil, C. E., & Dillon, A. R. (2008).  Parent-assisted social skills training to improve friendships in teens with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), 596-606.

Lester, P., Peterson, K., Reeves, J., Knauss, L., Glover, D., Mogil, C., Duan, N., & Beardslee, W. (2010). The long war and parental combat deployment: Effects on military children and at-home spouses. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(4), 310-320.

Lester, P., Mogil, C., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Nash, W., Leskin, G., Bursch, B., Green, S., Pynoos, R., & Beardslee, W. (2011). FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress): Implementing family-centered prevention for military families facing wartime deployments and combat operational stress. Military Medicine, 176(1), 19-25.

Beardslee, M. D., Lester, P., Klosinski, L., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Nash, W., Mogil, C., Koffman, R., & Leskin, G. (2011). Family-centered preventive intervention for military families: Implications for implementation science. Prevention Science, 12(4), 339–348.

O’Connor, M. J., Laugeson, A., Mogil, C., Lowe, E., Welch-Torres, K., Keil, V., & Paley, B. (2011). Translation of an evidence-based social skills intervention for children with prenatal alcohol exposure in a community mental health setting. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(1), 141-152.

Laugeson, E., Frankel, F., Gantman, A., Dillon, A. R., & Mogil, C. (2012). Evidence-based social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: The UCLA PEERS Program. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(6), 1025-1036.

Paley, B., Lester, P., Mogil, C. (2013). Family systems and ecological perspectives on the impact of deployment on military families. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16 (3), 245-265.

Lester, P., Stein, J.A.,  Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Macdermid, S.W., Milburn, N., Mogil, C., Beardslee, W. (2013). Psychological health of military children: longitudinal evaluation of a family-centered prevention program to enhance family resilience. Military Medicine 178(8), 838-45

Beardslee, W.R., Klosinski, L.E., Saltzman, W. Mogil, C., Pangelinan, S., McKnight, C.P., Lester, P. (2013). Dissemination of family-centered prevention for military and veteran families: Adaptations and adoption within community and military systems of care. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review,16 (4), 394-409

Mogil, C., Hajal, N., Garcia, E., Kiff, C., Paley, B., Milburn, N., & Lester, P. (2015). FOCUS for Early Childhood: A virtual home visiting program for military families with young children. Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy. DOI 10.1007/s10591-015-9327-9.

Lester P, Li-Jung L, Milburn NG, Mogil C, Woodward K, Nash W, Aralis H, Sinclair M, Semaan A, Klosinski L, Beardslee W, Saltzman WR (2016). Evaluation of a Family-Centered Preventive Intervention for Military Families: Parent and Child Longitudinal Outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(1), 14-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.10.009

Baskin, J., Delja, J. R., Mogil, C., Gorospe, C. M., & Paley, B. (2016). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and challenges faced by caregivers: clinicians’ perspectives. Journal of Population Therapeutics And Clinical Pharmacology, 23(2), e114.

Bursch, B., Lloyd, J., Mogil, C., Wijesekera, K., Miotto, K., Wu, M., … Lester, P. (2017). Adaptation and Evaluation of Military Resilience Skills Training for Pediatric Residents. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development.  https://doi.org/10.1177/2382120517741298

Hajal, N., Paley, B., Delja, J.R., Gorospe, C.M., & Mogil, C. (2019). Promoting family school-readiness for child-welfare involved preschoolers and their caregivers: Case examples. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 181-193.

Bursch, B., Mulligan, C., Keener, A.M, Aralis, H., Lloyd, J., Mogil, C., Barrera, W., Sinclair, M., Lester, P. (2019). Education Research: Evaluation of curriculum to teach resilience skills to neurology residents. Neurology 92 (11) 538 541. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007100