Programs

The Center for Resilient Families aims to advance several evidence-based parenting programs, to improve outcomes for children who have been exposed to traumatic stress.

Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT)

The ADAPT intervention was developed to support parenting and resilience among military families coping with the stress of deployment and reintegration.

ADAPT is a PMTO program for military families and was originally developed for National Guard and Reserve (NG/R) families, as these families face disparities in access to military-sensitive trauma-informed services, and NG/R service members are at higher risk for mental health problems including suicide. ADAPT has been tested in three randomized trials, two of which are complete, with almost 500 families in total. An RCT evaluating a 14-session group-based ADAPT with 336 families showed that the program improved parents’ parenting (observed and reported), children’s emotional and behavioral adjustment (i.e., PTSD, depression, school, peer, and behavior problems) one year later. These improvements were mediated by improved parenting efficacy at post-test. These improvements in parenting efficacy also reduced parents’ own depression, PTSD symptoms and suicidality at 12 months. ADAPT is also available in online (self-directed) and telehealth (facilitator-directed) formats. An RCT of online ADAPT showed it to be effective in improving parents’ efficacy, parenting, and child adjustment.

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ADAPT

Parenting in the Moment (PIM)

Coming to a new country is challenging enough, but raising children in a new country can add a whole new level of stress. You want the very best for your kids without losing the very best of your culture. We respect that. Parenting in the Moment is a parenting program designed to help make every moment count when it comes to helping your family thrive.

To learn more visit:

Parenting in the Moment

New Beginnings Program

The New Beginnings Program for Divorcing and Separating Families (NBP) is a 10-session program designed to promote effective parenting following separation or divorce. The program teaches skills that help parents build positive and warm relationships, use open communication with children, employ effective discipline, and keep children out of the middle of conflicts between their parents. The program focuses on effective parenting because research has shown that effective parenting by both mothers and fathers is one of the most powerful resources for helping children adjust positively to parental divorce or separation. 

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New Beginnings Program

Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families (RPBF)

The Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families Program (RPBF) Is designed to promote effective parenting and teach useful coping skills following the death of a parent or caregiver.

Being a parent can be difficult. If you are feeling stressed and maybe a little overwhelmed right now - rest assured - you are not alone.

“Resilient parenting” refers to the many things that parents and caregivers do to help their bereaved children deal with their grief and thrive.

To learn more visit:

Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families

BRIDGES

BRIDGES is a family-focused program for middle school students and their parents. It uses evidence-based strategies to increase school engagement and keep teens on a positive path in life to prevent common teen obstacles. Long-term follow-up shows that BRIDGES increases high school graduation rates and reduces drug and alcohol issues in high school.

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BRIDGES

Webinars

"I Don't Know How" Webinar Series

As we continue to evolve with an ever-changing world, mental health challenges have become more prominent than ever. In this "I Don't Know How" webinar series, we explore different topics such as trauma, depression, and more to equip parents with tools to navigate and provide support for various mental health conditions. 

Arizona State University Center for Resilient Families & Mental Health America

"I Don't Know How To Navigate My Child's Worries About Bullying"

 Webinar Recording

 

"My Child is Suicidal and I Don't Know How To Help" 

Webinar Recording 

Arizona State University Center for Resilient Families & The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

"I Don't Know How to Have a Happy Holidays"

Webinar Recording 

"I Don't Know How to Address Worries About My Child's Safety at School"

Webinar Recording 

Parenting Resources

Guides

Getting Help After Trauma: Is My Family Ready?

Families dealing with trauma experiences often benefit from counseling services to help with healing. But with so many things to consider, it can be hard to decide if now is the right time or if it would be better to wait for some time to pass. To address this need, we’ve designed a brief worksheet for families to use. It is based on information shared by families about their own experiences. We hope going through this worksheet will help families make decisions about their readiness to start trauma counseling and feel more prepared when the time comes. 

Resilient Parenting Resources

Interesting books, articles and links to online podcasts and activities that we’ve found that we think you may find interesting and helpful. Pick out the ones that are of interest to you and give them a try. This section provides additional resources for the Practical Tools highlighted on the website.

Tips

"I Don't Know How To Navigate My Child's Worries About Bullying"

 

"My Child is Suicidal and I Don't Know How To Help" 

"I Don't Know How to Have a Happy Holidays"

"I Don't Know How to Address Worries About My Child's Safety at School" 

Trauma Screener Tool

Many who work with children need to determine whether a child has experienced traumatic stress. In response to this need, Ambit Network has developed a quick, simple, and reliable instrument to screen children for traumatic stress symptoms.

Who can use it?

Anyone who works with children ages 5-18 who may have experienced a traumatic event, including:

  • Clinicians
  • Case workers
  • Educators

How does it work?

The Traumatic Stress Screen for Children and Adolescents (TSSCA) tool features five simple questions to measure children’s traumatic stress. The result will suggest one of three categories: normal, borderline, or requiring further trauma assessment. The tool is based on the UCLA PTSD Index for DSM V.

Download

Please fill out our form below to download our trauma screener.

Trauma Screener Access

Events

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