April LENS - Mindfulness & Mentoring
Mar 11, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The stress and burnout of those who work with children and youth (often resulting in high turnover) impair the relationships we have with those youth and the effectiveness of our work. Students, themselves, often come to us without the social and emotional skills needed to learn and engage. Mindfulness interventions with both students and educators have been shown to improve social and emotional competencies, reduce stress and burnout, and increase health and well-being. This presentation, led by Stephanie Romero Ed.D, will present what mindfulness is, some research that has been done on mindfulness (particularly in K-12 settings) and help to give participants a chance to try some basic practices. Practices and resources which participants can begin to use in their lives and work will be provided. You will hear from a couple of mentoring programs on how they are incorporating mindfulness practices in their programs.