MindUP for Young Children

Western University is implementing and evaluating a social and emotional learning intervention in London, Ontario for full-day kindergarten children at a local school board and a community-based organization that serves children who have experienced family violence. MindUP consists of 15 teacher-led lessons that teach attentional, self-regulatory, social and emotional strategies for children. MindUP has been shown to reduce stress and improve perspective taking, academic performance, empathy, and kindness in children. This project is evaluating the effectiveness of MindUP in improving health outcomes specifically for children with experiences of family violence. 

Learn more:https://www.csmh.uwo.ca/research/mindup.html

Project at a glance: 


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What we found: 

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Final report:


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Community of Practice Members

Karen Bax, Merrymount-Family Support and Crisis Centre

Claire Crooks, Western University

Andrea Lapp, Western University

Project Resources

Each year, the MindUP project team members share summary reports with educators, school board administrators, and families of children involved in the research: