2017 Mindfulness Research Conference

Mindful Families, Schools & Communities:

Contemplative Practices to Promote Child & Family Well-Being

April 28th & 29th, 2017   

Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, Washington, 98105

Co-hosted by the Centers for Child and Family Well-Being at
the University of Washington 
and University of Wisconsin, Madison

This meeting will bring together researchers and practitioners whose work promotes the well-being of children and families through mindfulness.  The latest research findings and their applications will be presented, with rich opportunities for discussion and networking. The focus is on advancing the science of mindfulness to enhance children’s well-being. This will be an intimate conference with limited registration.


Mark T. Greenberg

Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research, Professor of Human Development and Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Richard J. Davidson

Founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison 


  Robert W. Roeser

  Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University 



Opening Address

Mindfulness Research in Diverse Communities


Angela Rose Black Founder, CEO, Mindfulness for the People, LLC




India Ornelas School of Public Health,  University of Washington, Amigas Latina Motivando el Alma (ALMA) Program


Invited Panels

Mindful Prenatal Programs


Ira Katrowitz-Gordon, School of Nursing, University of Washington



Sona Dimidjian, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder



Larissa Duncan, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Mindfulness in Parenting


Justin Parent, Clinical Psychology Resident, Brown University



Marsha Garstein, Psychology Clinic, Washington State University



Sydney Iverson, Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, Washington State University



Liliana Lengua, Director, Center for Child and Family Well-Being, University of Washington 


Increasing Compassion and Self-Compassion: Interventions for Youth and Parents

Karen Bluth, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Surfing the Waves of Adolescence: Findings from a Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens

Response to a mindful self-compassion intervention in teens: A within-person association of mindfulness, self-compassion, and emotional well-being outcomes


Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wsiconsin-Madison

Compassionate Parenting: Effects of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training for Parents of Young Children


Russell Toomey Family Studies & Human Development, University of Arizona

A pilot Study of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training for Transgender Youth and their Parents


Supporting Self-Regulation in Youth


Caroline Boxmeyer, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Alabama



Shari Miller, Clinical Research Psychologist, RTI International




Kevin King Department of Psychology, University of Washington



Practice Workshop

Cynthia Price, School of Nursing, University of Washington

Interoceptive Awareness Skills and Practice: Facilitating Emotion Regulation for Individuals with a History of Sexual Trauma