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News: Well-Being In Children

His Holiness The Dalai Lama And Richard Davidson
Well-Being in Adults
Virtual Events Explore Science of Well-Being, Feature New Insights from Dalai Lama
September 30, 2020

This year's The World We Make event is free and open to the public, from October 5 - 9, 2020. The nightly virtual events  will explore science of well-being and feature new insights from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Woman Reading To A Child
Well-Being in Children
Sesame Workshop materials help families affected by incarceration
June 12, 2020

A new study from Center faculty member, Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan and other researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds that families affected by parental incarceration benefited from resources that Sesame Workshop developed to support them.

Teachers in Madison classroom
Research Findings
Mindfulness-based Training in Preservice Teacher Education Leads to Improvements in Classroom Teaching Practices
February 5, 2020

A recent paper published by researchers at the Center for Healthy Minds shows that mindfulness training for preservice teachers leads to improvements in effective classroom teacher practices.

Mother And Baby Hand Illustration
Research Findings
Compassion-Based Program for Parents Reduces Their Children’s Stress—Even When It Doesn’t Reduce Parents’ Stress
January 10, 2020

A new study shows that the young children of parents who take part in a compassion-based training program develop lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol over time.

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Research Findings
Inflammation Predicts Response to Antidepressant Medication
January 2, 2020

Youth with bipolar depression responded better to an antipsychotic medicine if they had increased markers of inflammation in their blood

Kids Playing Tenacity Game
Mind, Brain and Emotion
Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain associated with attention
December 13, 2019

A research team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, Irvine, designed a video game to improve mindfulness and found that playing the game leads to changes in the brain areas underlying attention.