The UCLA CARES Center implements a variety of programs designed to support families, clinicians, and community members. Several of these programs are still in development. Join Our Mailing List for updates on our progress.
School-based training programs provide teachers, administrators, and staff with strategies for recognizing the early signs of childhood anxiety in the school setting, supporting parents of anxious students, accessing available resources, and making referrals. Each program is customized through a needs assessment provided by the CARES Center Team. School training programs will parallel youth- and parent-based programs to facilitate development of a common language for teachers and school personnel to communicate with students and parents.
Clinical Training Programs
Clinical training programs offer instruction in evidence-based anxiety assessment and intervention. These trainings help mental health providers to effectively diagnose and treat kids and teens before stress and anxiety begin to interfere with their emotional development. Training programs qualify for professional Continuing Medical Education (CME) units. Training courses include online education and other professional training platforms.
Online and Mobile Resources
The UCLA CARES Center website provides educational resources for recognizing and coping with anxiety for youth, parents, schools, community members, and clinicians. These resources include coaching videos, a blog, and a referral network. The Center is proud to offer a mobile app (COMING SOON!) designed specifically to help youth and parents with emotional management and resilience.