Center for Resilient Families
About the Center for Resilient Families
A growing body of research has shown how working with parents can improve mental health outcomes for children exposed to traumatic stress, and many research-tested programs have been developed and proven effective in strengthening families' responses to traumatic stress. However, few of these existing, research-tested interventions are making it into widespread practice.
The Center for Resilient Families (CRF), funded with a $3 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, aims to raise awareness of and increase access to parenting interventions and resources to promote resilience in traumatized children.
For the past 15 years, the Center for Resilient Families was previously located at the University of Minnesota. The Center for Resilient Families is now at Arizona State University's Research and Education Advancing Children's Health (REACH) Institute.
OUR MISSION is to raise awareness of and increase access to parent education, prevention and intervention resources to promote resilience in traumatized children.
We are committed to reducing inequalities in service access, use, and training by targeting trauma-informed parenting interventions and resources to families exposed to traumatic stressors including refugee and immigrant families, those exposed to the death of a parent, community violence, parental wartime deployment, high-conflict divorce, and first responder parents.
We work with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and beyond to provide parenting interventions and resources, both for parents and for providers.