The Center for Child and Family Well-being Mindfulness Core promotes the positive development and well-being of children and families by engendering, translating, applying and sharing knowledge about mindfulness with children, parents, practitioners and educators. The core activities include outreach to the community, dissemination, education and research.
We believe that mindfulness, that is, being present, open, accepting and intentional, enhances children’s, parents', caregivers', educators' and practitioners' empathy, compassion, and self-regulation. It also builds caregiver’s stress-management, responsiveness, and consistency in their interactions with children, enhancing children’s well-being.
Provide the community of parents and practitioners ready access to the latest evidence-based knowledge about mindfulness and provide opportunities for training in mindfulness practices.
Develop academic, professional training, and intervention programs that promote mindfulness in practitioners serving children and families.
Conduct, support and review research examining the value of mindfulness in child and family well-being.