with Laila Madni, Psy.D. Overview: This presentation will provide a survey of recent literature targeting the state of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in samples of clinically symptomatic youth. Primary focus areas: This presentation will deliver an overview of efficacy for various clinical symptomology, and discuss challenges of implementation in clinical samples. It will also provide suggestions, addressing […]
This breakout session overviews what trauma is, the conceptual framework for why mindfulness can be an effective intervention for trauma, how relational mindfulness builds safety and trust, and mindfulness techniques modified specifically for youth suffering from trauma. Strategies for promoting authentic engagement in relationship will be presented along with innovative trauma-informed mindfulness exercises in a language relatable to youth. Attendees can expect to walk away from this breakout session with both a sound philosophical framework of how mindfulness can be an intervention for trauma and concrete trauma-informed mindfulness strategies to engage traumatized youth.
Sharon Byrne Background: Risk factors such as impulsivity, low self-control, and attentional difficulties increase the risk of juvenile offending and of future criminal behaviour. Mindfulness-based interventions have shown promise across diverse populations for increasing self-management skills, improving quality of life, and tempering impulsive drives. This study tested the feasibility, acceptability, accessibility and potential effectiveness of […]
Karen Bluth Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors report substantial distress, fatigue, and concerns with body image and social relationships that may impede successful reintegration into life activities/roles after treatment completion. Mindfulness and self-compassion are skills for managing distress, hardships, and perceived personal inadequacies. Considering the relative rarity of cancer diagnoses in AYAs, an […]
Allison Morgan and Jill Horbacewicz We examined the effects of incorporating short breaks of breath, movement and mindfulness in the classroom with EDUCATE 2B (ED2B), on the motor development, social/emotional learning and behavior of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Twenty participants (18M, 2F) with ASD in grades 2-6 were recruited from 4 classrooms (2 classrooms […]
The aim of this presentation by Matthew Goodman and Laila Madni is to discuss methodological issues in the assessment of mindfulness in youth, review available instruments that assess mindfulness in youth, while offering recommendations on use for clinicians, researchers, and others working with specific populations, and offer insight into how to improve assessment instruments and procedures in this population.
This presentation paints a picture of the current state of research on mindfulness in education. The presentation focuses on the following questions: What are the main research findings on mindfulness for educators and for youth in school settings? How can we responsibly and accurately frame the research findings? In what areas is more research needed?