FOCUS Resilience Training
Grounded in decades of research on family resilience and prevention programs, FOCUS was adapted for military families by a team from UCLA and Harvard Medical School. Since 2008, FOCUS Program has provided state of the art family resilience services to military families, children and couples. FOCUS is now located at designated Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force installations, and offered to all military families, including Special Operations Command, through the Department of Defense Office of Military Community & Family Policy.
When military parents fulfill occupational duties, their children and families can face many challenges including moves, changes in family routines, and dealing with trauma or stress reminders. There may be times when these challenges can be overwhelming, particularly if a parent is dealing with the effects of posttraumatic stress and/or injuries. FOCUS is based on over 20 years of research with children and families facing challenges and adversities in many different settings. It has successfully provided services to thousands of participants at dozens of sites and continues to expand, including new online availability for those who are remotely located.
As soon as they told me what FOCUS was about, I realized it was the perfect thing for our family
My husband's been a Marine for 15 years -- I wondered what they could possibly tell me that I don't already know. I was surprised by all the information we actually used.
FOCUS provides services for military children and families based at the following U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force installations: