Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Patricia "Tish"Jennings, M.Ed. Ph.D. Patricia Jennings is a Professor at the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education. She became a meditation practitioner at 17 and has taught mindful awareness practices to children and adults for over 40 years. Her research places a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom. Jennings recently led the team that developed CARE, a mindfulness-based professional development program shown to significantly improve teacher well-being, classroom interactions and student engagement in the largest randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention designed specifically to address teacher occupational stress.



Barry University, San Andreas Hall, Room 111
11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
Miami, FL 33161

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Event Organized and Co-hosted by Valerie York-Zimmerman and Gus Castellanos, M.D.
Post Event Workshop - Trauma Sensitive  Mindfulness  
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 12:30 - 4:00 pm
 at Barry University
 Workshop synergistically addresses three important trends in education today: mindfulness, the ubiquity of chronic stress/trauma challenges in the classroom, and compassion. A growing knowledge base regarding the effects of chronic stress and trauma on the developing child is now just beginning to be applied to help students in educational settings. At the same time, research has clearly demonstrated how supportive relationships with caring adults can help troubled children and teens recover and thrive so they can complete school and become successful members of our society. Concurrently, there is a trend in education today to cultivate greater compassion in school environments to build the resilience and social support these children and teens need. While many professional learning programs aim to help teachers understand and support such students, none present the skills required for developing and sustaining the compassion required to help them. Research shows that mindful awareness and compassion practices promote the cognitive and emotional strengths we need to build and maintain resilience. Dr. Jennings will introduce this research and present simple, easy to use mindfulness, compassion and emotion skills proven to enhance resilience and promote well-being.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

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