NEW SECTION: (Click under ‘L2B Research’ at left)
What consumers should know about choosing a mindfulness program.
With so much contemporary emphasis on accountability and research in schools and other settings, how can consumers of mindfulness programs make the best choices? This new section provides some basic information about mindfulness program research to help parents, decision-makers, teachers and other consumers understand the processes and rationale underlying scientific approaches. Some basic rules of thumb are offered to provide consumers with ways to assess research quality and help them make well-informed decisions when selecting programs. (See section under L2B Research at left)
CASEL includes mindfulness programs in its new Secondary Program Guide.
The CASEL Guide; Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (2015) provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and applies this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. Viewed as a supplement to social and emotional learning, mindfulness represents an innovative approach in education. CASEL includes Learning to BREATHE among four mindfulness programs in this category that meet their standards for evidence-based programs. Please see the secondary guide for more information at CASEL guide.
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The purpose of this website is to provide support and information about bringing mindfulness to youth, in particular, but also to adults. Some topics may be useful to you in general, such as ones about the benefits of mindfulness for emotion regulation and the importance of social-emotional learning. This website also introduces you to a specific mindfulness curriculum called Learning to BREATHE. L2B is a sequenced program that can be used in many settings (e.g. schools, universities, clinical settings, after-school programs, residential facilities, etc.). It has 6 themes, which can be taught in 6, 12, 18 or any number of sessions, depending upon your time and needs.
You may also enjoy seeing the photos of some of the teachers and researchers who are working to bring mindfulness to adolescents and others. They are wonderful partners who work to help youth manage stress, strengthen their emotion regulation and attention, and improve their well-being.