Our research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
We are currently facilitating and studying HAP in elementary and high schools across northeastern Ontario.
Our objectives are to:
1. teach young people mindfulness skills & concepts that could lead to improved resilience including abilities to focus, cope, and engage in effective relationships;
2. train teachers, social workers, early childhood educators and other school-based personnel in arts-based mindfulness methods, which may impact the resilience of school systems;
3. investigate the delivery processes and outcomes of different formats of HAP (traditional 12-week program, whole class format, imbedded in the curriculum); and,
4. educate parents/guardians in arts-based mindfulness methods, which may reinforce the students’ learning and improve family systems.