Effects of mindfulness practice for children (MP-C) with emotional and behavioral challenges: a preliminary investigation.
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Assesses the effects of learning and practicing mindfulness for children with emotional and behavioral challenges in a community-based afterschool setting. Following eight class sessions, which included activities to teach self-awareness and self-control through becoming aware of breathing, eating, movement, and thinking, the study investigated feasibility and acceptability of MP-C for the children and the agency. Changes in children's attention, mindfulness, and emotional competency were observed and measured. The study includes attendance and retention rates, program evaluations, momentary time sample observations, test scores, questionnaires and case studies.
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