April 16-17, 2013
Talaris Conference Center
This 1st biennial research meeting brought together researchers and practitioners whose work promotes the well-being of children and families through mindfulness. The latest research findings and their applications were presented, with rich opportunities for networking and discussion. The focus was on advancing the science of mindfulness to enhance children’s, parents’, caregivers’, educators’ and practitioners’ empathy, compassion, and self-regulation, and supporting caregivers’ stress-management, responsiveness, and consistency in their interactions with children, enhancing children’s well-being.