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Building Capacity and Welcoming Practices In Military-Connected Schools

Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)

This video demonstrates how USC social work interns trained in FOCUS school-based skill-building groups can assist military connected children cope with stress and deployments. FOCUS is an important intervention that helps build resiliency in military connected children and offers support in a group setting. FOCUS provides core skill development in emotional regulation, communication, goal-setting, and problem solving, and managing deployment reminders.