The Mind-Body and Family Well-being Initiative
A joint initiative between the Center for Child and Family Well-being in the School of Human Ecology and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center
The goals of the Mind-Body and Family Well-being Initiative are to:
- Improve the relationships and well-being of children and families through innovative interventions,
- Provide high impact learning experiences and training for students,
- Increase the visibility and impact of research through additional faculty, funded developmental, family, and intervention research, and funded graduate trainees.
Current collaborative events include:
- The Conference for Contemplative Practices to Promote Child and Family well-being:
- Certain lectures within the Families and Well-being seminar series such as:
- Larissa Duncan (view presentation here)
- Charles Raison (view presentation here)
- Collaborative research studies include:
- Contemplative Practices with High Risk Preschoolers
- Compassionate Parenting
- Graduate Student Meditation Outreach Project.
In addition, the Initiative has founded two endowed chair positions in the Human Development and Family Studies department.