Resilience is the ability to cope with, adapt to, and overcome challenges.
Resilience is a family level issue and the foundation on which strong families are built.

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is a unique academic center that combines research with direct services to families.  We:

  • Engage in cutting-edge research
  • Provide evidence-based services to families facing challenges
  • Work to transform technology to help meet the needs of the families we serve
  • Collaborate with providers in our local communities to build a network of care for families
  • Train community providers in family-centered interventions

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center team has extensive experience working with families and family systems. We work collaboratively, both with each other and with other providers, to ensure that the families in our community receive the highest level of services available.   We offer a wide array of services to families, all with the aim of recognizing  families’ strengths and building on them.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice to help families become more resilient in the face of challenges. 

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center is dedicated to:

  • Strengthening family health and wellness
  • Increasing access to services through community partnerships
  • Developing new technologies to bring family-centered care directly to families, wherever they may be
  • Training a new generation of clinicians and scientists devoted to advancing family resilience

A passion for building strong families unifies our UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center staff.  We believe that family is the cornerstone of one’s life, and that families, joined together, are the foundation of society.  We are all members of families, both biological and of our own making, and we are shaped by our experiences with our families. Our UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center team members bring their unique experiences with family to each of our projects and programs, making our work even more relevant to the families we serve. 

At the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center, we hope that, in time, all families will have the information and assistance they need to grow strong and thrive, and that the work we are doing here at NFRC can help make these goals a reality.