Mindfulness, SEL: ‘Something Uniquely Human About That Ability to Connect and to Care’

Rick Alleva is a field specialist at the University of New Hampshire and co-author of a curriculum called “Courage to Care,” which promotes empathy for middle schoolers. He has been researching and promoting positive youth development and the use of mindful learning as well as social and emotional learning (SEML) for many years.

Mindfulness: Helping Youth Learn to Feel Emotions and Choose Their Behavior

There’s hardly a youth worker or parent who isn’t
concerned about the growing number of early and
sometimes severe diagnoses of anxiety, depression
and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and teens . . .

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