[Logo]
|
Jefferson City, TN
Informing and Connecting Engaged Citizens
USA
|
November 05, 2013
|
"Mindfulness" Training for Youth in Jail

"A meditation-based therapy known as ‘mindfulness’ training can improve attention skills in incarcerated youth and increase self-control over emotions and actions, research shows", reports Futurity Research writer Christopher James.

"Researchers followed 267 incarcerated males, ages 16 to 18, over a four-month period. They found that participation in an intervention that combined cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness training (or “CBT/MT”), called Power Source, had a protective effect on youths’ attentional capacity. This research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, is the largest controlled study of mindfulness training for youth to date."

Click the link below to read more.

See link to full article below.
Source:
Futurity Research article
Issue Areas:
Related Content
Organizations
People
Calendar
Edit Mode [3172]