The Building Resilience (BR) project was designed to complement and enhance Dreams for Change (DFC) and International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) outreach and education programs and intensive case management (ICM). This federally funded demonstration project was launched in the fall of 2020 and closed in the summer of 2023. San Diego residents receiving services at
IRC or DFC were recruited to participate in the project and were required to complete several assessments at time of intake and one year post intake. A hallmark of the project is the understanding that increasing parental capacities, supporting economic stability, and improving effective regulation skills are the ingredients necessary to increase family functioning and reduce the effects of ACEs.