April 2016Vol. 17, No. 2Focus on Foster Families App
Foster families, including foster youth, need a great deal of support in helping them navigate life's daily challenges. UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center's FOCUS on Foster Families program aims to help foster families develop skills and strengths to overcome these challenges. Targeted skills include the following:
- Goal setting
- Emotional regulation
- Managing trauma and stress reminders
The downloadable FOCUS on Foster Families app provides users with easily accessible resources parents can always have on hand. These include:
- Tips, answers to common questions, and encouragement from foster caregivers, youth, and experts
- Demonstration videos sharing key strategies for dealing with common challenges
- Interactive video games for youth designed to build skills in problem-solving and emotional regulation
To learn more about FOCUS on Foster Families, visit the Nathanson Family Resilience Center's website at http://nfrc.ucla.edu/focus-on-foster-families.
The app is available for download via the iTunes app store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/focus-on-foster-families/id943715040?mt=8 and the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.focusproject.foff&hl=en.