Seattle Conference: Mindful Families, Schools & Communities

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Attend the Mindful Families, Schools & Communities Promoting Child Well-being Conference and be inspired!

The University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being will host its Biennial Mindfulness Research Conference this April 17 – 18 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, WA.

This conference provides a valuable opportunity to experience dynamic presentations by leading researchers and practitioners.  Learn about cutting-edge research and practical programs that really work.  The  focus is on advancing the science of mindfulness to enhance children’s, parents’, caregivers’, educators’, and practitioners’ empathy, compassion, and self-regulation.


Adele DiamondResearch Insights into Promoting the Well-being of Children
Adele Diamond,
Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Dr. Diamond is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and educational innovator.  She is one of the world’s leading researchers in developmental science.  Her work focuses on executive functions of the brain—what puts these functions at risk and how effective programs and interventions can improve executive functions.


Roeser 2Reflections on Research on Mindfulness and Compassion
Robert Roeser,
Ph.D., Portland State University

Dr. Roeser is a prominent American psychologist who focuses on issues of human development and education—specifically ways in which organizational features of schools, classroom teaching practices, and qualities of teachers affect the social, emotional, and identity development of adolescents and emerging adults.


Invited Panels

Mindfulness in Communities Experiencing Trauma

  • Enhancing Resiliency and Cultivating Compassion in Youth.  Rony Berger, Ph.D., Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University
  • Promoting Mindfulness in Diverse Populations.  Molly Cevasco, M.Ed., BCBA, University of Washington
  • Mindfulness in Indian Country — Working with the Legacy of Colonization.  Bonnie Duran, Dr. P.H., University of Washington

Cultivating Mindfulness with High-Risk Youth

  • Student and Teacher Qualitative Perspectives on a School-Based Mindfulness and Yoga Program.  Jacinda Dariotis, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness-based Curriculum to Support At-Risk Youth.  Amy Eva, Ph.D., Seattle University
  • The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention in a Juvenile Justice Setting.  Kevin King, Ph.D., University of Washington

Mindfulness in Parenting

  • Promoting Resilience in Young Children Through Parenting: A Pilot Study.  Barbara Burns, Ph.D., Santa Clara University
  • The Role of Self-Compassion in Mindful Parenting: A Pilot RCT of the Listening Mothers Program.  Larissa Duncan, Ph.D., University of San Francisco
  • The Impact of Parental Mindfulness Training on Infant Prosociality.  Jessica Sommerville, Ph.D., University of Washington

Practice Workshop

  • Healing Trauma through Relationship: Mindfulness of Neural and Emotional Cues.  Sharon Stanley, Ph.D., Somatic Transformation


Early bird pricing is available through 2/15/15, with discounts for groups, students, and poster presenters.

Please click on this link for cost and registration information.