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RESEARCH ON AWARE

Evaluation of the Aware Program

The Aware Program was rigorously evaluated with adolescents with FASD and their caregivers.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

What were the results?

Adolescents with FASD:

  • Improved executive functioning (e.g., thinking flexibility, self-control, memory)

  • Improved emotion regulation

  • Found the program to be:

    • Engaging
    • Informative
    • Enjoyable
  • Planned to use mindfulness skills in the future

Parents/caregivers:

  • Liked the program

  • Would recommend it to others

  • Found the resources easy to use and helpful

Research on Mindfulness by iRT Scientists

Parker, A. E. & Kupersmidt, J. B. (2016). Two universal mindfulness education programs for elementary and middle school students: Master Mind and Moment. In K. Schonert-Reichl & R. Roeser (Eds). The Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Emerging Theory, Research, and Programs (Vol. 1). (pp. 335-354). New York: Springer Press.

Parker, A., E., Kupersmidt, J. B., Mathis, E. T., Scull, T. M., & Sims, C. (2014). The impact of mindfulness education on elementary school students: Evaluation of the Master Mind Program. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, advance online publication,
10.1080/1754730X.2014.916497

Parker, A., E. (2014). [Review of the book Psychology of Meditation, by N. N. Singh]. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Advance online publication, doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9973-9

For additional information on research on mindfulness see the
American Mindfulness Research Association.