UCLA CARES Center educates people about childhood and adolescent anxiety.

Services Provided

The UCLA CARES Center strives to reduce the burden of childhood anxiety and enhance family and community resilience. We do this through projects and resources targeting these five focus areas: Education and Prevention; Professional Training; Innovation; Research; Public Awareness and Advocacy.

Who We Serve

We work with children and teens, young adults, families, educators and school staff, therapists and child advocates, physicians and nurses. We collaborate with policymakers, healthcare systems, and grassroots nonprofits working to improve the lives of children and families in our communities.

Mission and Goals

The UCLA CARES Center shares evidence-based practices and education about childhood and adolescent anxiety with kids, families, teachers, pediatricians, therapists, and anyone living with or working with youth. Our mission is to equip communities to recognize anxiety and prevent it from impeding a child’s social, academic, and personal development.


“I liked learning how to work disagreements out with my family and how to calm
myself with meditation.”

“I like that this class is helping me manage my emotions better. I can then model
positive emotions to my kids.”

“I like the class, sharing, and meeting new people. I also really like the
instructors. They are very approachable and educated.”

Partnership Inquiries

Kate Sheehan, LCSW
Managing Director

Campus Affiliation