Contemplative Practices for Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Stress in Youth

The benefits and feasibility of children learning yoga and mindfulness practices in a school-based program will be presented by Dr. Victor Carrion. He will share information about his work on early life stress and the integration of mindfulness practices into his treatment of youth who face adversity. In collaboration with Pure Edge, Inc. and the Ravenswood City School District, Dr. Carrion just completed a longitudinal multi-method study on the effectiveness of the Pure Power Curriculum. This curriculum integrates yoga and mindfulness practices. During the session, the audience will be introduced to the project and preliminary findings. Ms. Anne Contreras will introduce practices that were taught to the youth in the study. Preliminary findings include improvements in emotion regulation and academics.

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