Lionheart Foundation Research Summary
|The Lionheart Foundation conducts research on the efficacy of its emotional literacy programs to establish them as evidence-based. For further details please click on the following links:
|Lionheart Prisoner Research Houses of Healing Research published in the American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 2005 and American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 2006 revealed significant statistical evidence that Lionheart’s Houses of Healing Program produces my of the results hoped for among prisoners, including decreases in hostility, depression and alexithymia (an inability to understand and manage emotions).
The Houses of Healing Surveys Two Houses of Healing surveys, one designed for inmates and the other for professionals and volunteers who work with inmates were mailed to approximately 200 institutions that received 10+ or more copies of the book Houses of Healing (HOH) within a three year period. 43% (86) responded to the survey. These same facilitators also received a survey designed for inmates. 435 inmate surveys were completed and returned. The first 55 professionals to return the surveys indicated that, in total, over 7400 inmates have participated in their groups. They further indicated that: over 70% have waiting lists for Houses of Healing programs. 90% indicated that they found HOH Houses of Healing highly beneficial in group work. The majority reported that participants engage in fewer physical and verbal altercations with peers; receive fewer rule infractions or punishment in the facility; and have greater concern and involvement with their own children and improving relations with their family. 78% reported that inmates have more insight into their offending behavior. They reported that inmates appear to have heightened resolve regarding doing “the right thing” and staying out of criminal activity after release.Future researchinto the effects of prisoner-facilitated Houses of Healing programs is in the planning states.
Lionheart Youth Research
|greater self-control over emotions and actions. It is the first study to show that mindfulness training can be used in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy (or “CBT/MT”), Power Source, to protect attentional functioning in high-risk incarcerated youth. Lionheart’s Power Source (PS) intervention holds great promise for effectively ameliorating the specific deficits that are linked to mental health and behavioral problems among incarcerated and high-risk youth. Research on Power Source, Lionheart’s psychoeducational programming for youth at risk, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; R01 DA 024764)
Lionheart Parenting Research
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