School-Based Mindfulness Is the Topic of April 14 Brown Bag Session
The Syracuse University Humanities Center and the Contemplative Collaborative will present a brown bag session, “School-Based Mindfulness Interventions for At-Risk Youth,” on Friday, April 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 123 of Sims Hall. Joshua Felver, assistant professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, will lead the session. Communication Access Real-Time (CART) will be provided.
Teenagers raised in high-poverty neighborhoods are less likely to succeed in school and are often exposed to maladaptive social behaviors such as community violence and crime. Exposure to these chronic stressors is considered a primary mechanism leading to negative long-term outcomes, including school failure and mental illness. Emerging research suggests that school-based mindfulness practices improve academic and social-emotional outcomes, offering exciting directions for supporting the needs of at-risk youth.
Felver’s presentation provides a background in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in public school settings and will illustrate these practices by detailing the results from a randomized-control trial of a mindfulness curricula being delivered to Syracuse City School District high school students.
The event is supported by the Humanities Center and the Contemplative Collaborative. Co-sponsors include the School of Education, the Department of Reading and Language Arts, the Falk College, Hendricks Chapel and the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition.
Questions may be directed to Patrick W. Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.1912.