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UCLA Partners

Housed within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence prioritizes cross campus partnerships to enhance programming and training capabilities. We are pleased to partner with the following campus programs:

Arts & Healing

Arts & Healing is a organizational member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), supported by the Arts & Healing Initiative. Arts & Healing’s mission is to transform lives through creative expression by integrating the innate benefits of the arts with mental health practices for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment.


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UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES)

UCLA CARES is an innovative center dedicated to supporting the development of resilient, emotionally-healthy children. By focusing on training, research, and community outreach, the center supports clinicians, researchers, school staff, and parents in recognizing the early signs of childhood anxiety and accessing resources to build family strength and resilience.

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EMPWR provides a safe, welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth with mental health concerns related to stressful and/or traumatic experiences. The EMPWR program delivers comprehensive mental health programming, including individual and family therapies, groups, evaluation, and medication management.

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UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

At the convergence of the fields of social work, urban planning, and policymaking, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs identifies and develops emerging areas of research and teaching, by cultivating leaders and change agents who advance solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

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UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center

The UCLA NFRC is a unique academic center focused on providing high-quality, cost-effective services to families facing a variety of challenging situations. Through training, consultation, and community outreach, the Center works collaboratively with outside providers and agencies to ensure all families receive the highest quality of services available.

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DMH + UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Public Mental Health Partnership at UCLA aims to realize a vision for excellence in care for vulnerable populations that incorporates typically marginalized perspectives and builds capacity to foster health equity.

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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.

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UCLA Ties for Families

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.

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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.

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