The Power Source Workbook New Resource coming this Fall

14/09/16 0

New Resource: Coming later this fall.  The Power Source Workbook, based on the book,Power Source: Taking Charge of Your Life, offers a theoretically-driven, high-impact, ready-to-use resource that requires no explicit training, preparation, or planning, is evidence-informed, accepted by youth and adapted specifically to the needs of at-risk youth.  If you would like to be notified of the release of The Power Source Workbook, please

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Lionheart has developed a Power Source “classroom-based social-emotional learning curriculum” for Berkshire Farms, a residential treatment center and school for at-risk adolescents in Canaan, NY. The program originally created is geared to clinicians while the new curriculum has been geared to the classroom teacher. Beth Casarjian, Clinical Director of Lionheart’s youth projects, is in the final stages of  copy design. Lionheart then hopes to raise the funds to work with school-based curriculum specialists to bring this pilot curriculum to another level, one that can be utilized in schools nationally.

At the recent 11th Annual International Mindfulness Conference sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, results from the Power Source NIH study conducted at Riker’s Island were presented by Dr. Amishi Jha from the University of Miami, a leading researcher in the field of mindfulness and cognitive neuroscience. Her presentation, entitled, “Does Mindfulness Training Help Build Resilience?” featured the data from the Power Source research which demonstrated that participants in the Power Source groups experienced significantly less degradation in attention over time than those in the control group. Her thesis was that in stressful environments such as involuntary confinement (youth prison) and military deployment, mindfulness meditation serves as a protective factor against the cognitive impairments caused by stress.