ERIC Number: EJ1034966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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The Mindfulness-Enhanced Strengthening Families Program: Integrating Brief Mindfulness Activities and Parent Training within an Evidence-Based Prevention Program
Coatsworth, J. Douglas; Duncan, Larissa G.; Berrena, Elaine; Bamberger, Katharine T.; Loeschinger, Daniel; Greenberg, Mark T.; Nix, Robert L.
New Directions for Youth Development, n142 p45-58 Sum 2014
Teaching mindfulness to parents as well as adolescents through a family-centered intervention approach can have a positive impact on the parent-youth relationship. In mindful parenting, caretakers are aware of their own feelings and emotions, and interact with their adolescents in a mindful way by demonstrating emotional awareness, attentive listening, nonjudgment, self-regulation, and compassion. This chapter discusses the need for family-centered mindfulness approaches in adolescence. It introduces the Mindfulness-enhanced Strengthening Families Program, describes specific program activities and their theoretical rationale, and presents initial empirical evidence from pilot studies of the intervention.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Parenting Styles, Self Concept, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Listening, Self Control, Altruism, Family Programs, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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