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ERIC Number: EJ926595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Families OverComing under Stress (FOCUS) for Early Childhood: Building Resilience for Young Children in High Stress Families
Mogil, Catherine; Paley, Blair; Doud, Tricia; Havens, Linda; Moore-Tyson, Jessica; Beardslee, William R.; Lester, Patricia
Zero to Three (J), v31 n1 p10-16 Sep 2010
Parental distress and trauma affects the entire family, including the youngest children. Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) is a targeted prevention program for high-risk families that aims to enhance family cohesion, support the parent-child relationship, and build emotional regulation, communication, and problem-solving skills across the family. Developed at UCLA and Harvard, FOCUS is currently implemented with many populations, including U.S. military families. This article describes FOCUS for Early Childhood (FOCUS-EC), which addresses the developmental needs of families with very young children. A case example illustrates how FOCUS-EC helps parents to assist their children in navigating the developmental tasks of early childhood in the face of parental deployment during wartime.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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