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Enhancing Resilience in Youth

Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Positive Environments

Editors: Steinebach, Christoph, Langer, Alvaro I. (Eds.)

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  • Presents essential theories and recent research on psychosocial mindfulness-based prevention programs
  • Describes individual, social, biological, and intercultural factors that affect program outcomes and feasibility
  • Adopts an intercultural perspective on interventions to reduce psychosocial problems among children and youths
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About this book

This book shows how to plan, refine, and implement peer-supported mindfulness-based interventions to prevent mental disorders in children and youths. It focuses on interventions designed to maintain psychosocial health and prevent emotional and behavioral problems in children and youths around the globe. By combining a range of research perspectives, the book connects mindfulness to pro-social behavior, and to positive social and physical environments, in order to enhance resilience. In addition, it presents theoretical aspects and practical recommendations on how to promote mental health and healthy lifestyles in adolescents, such as school-based interventions. Gathering contributions by an international network of researchers and practitioners, the book offers not only state-of-the-art theoretical descriptions of key concepts and interventions, but also best practices for implementing them to strengthen resilience.

About the authors

Prof. Christoph Steinebach had been working at a child guidance clinic for several years before he became head of an early education center. During these years, he worked with children and families on diagnostics, counseling, and supervision. In 1995, he became Professor of Special Education at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg (Germany), where he served as head of the Institute of Research and Development and as President of the University for many years. In 2007, he became a Professor at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Dean of the School of Applied Psychology, and Director of the Institute of Applied Psychology in Switzerland and in 2013 adjunct professor at Ryerson University, Toronto (CA). Dr. Steinebach is member of various national and international associations. Currently, he is Vice-President of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA). As a developmental psychologist, his research interests focus on resilience, youth development, health promotion in young people, and counseling. He also serves on the editorial boards of different journals.

Prof. Álvaro I. Langer is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh), Valdivia. He is Director of the Institute of Psychological Studies at the Faculty of Medicine of this house of studies, Deputy Director of the Excellence Research Center Millennium Nucleus to Improve the Mental Health of Adolescents and Youths (Imhay) as well as adjunct researcher at the Millennium Institute for Research on Depression and Personality (MIDAP), both funded by the Chilean Government. Moreover, he is a principal researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of the Nervous System (CISNe/UACh) and head of the Mind-Body lab at UACh. His research interests address the issues of prevention and promotion in mental health, interventions based on acceptance and mindfulness, and the study of social and cultural variables linked to the health process. Dr. Langer has several publications in the area of mental health, specifically, he has been a pioneer in the application of mindfulness in psychosis in Ibero-America and mindfulness in Chilean educational contexts.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Enhancing Resilience in Youth: Sustainable Systemic Effects in Different Environments

    Pages 3-17

    Steinebach, Christoph (et al.)

  • Looking for a Broad Framework for the Integration of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Educational System

    Pages 19-35

    Langer, Álvaro I. (et al.)

  • Lifestyle and Well-Being: Potential Epigenetic Benefits of Mindfulness Training, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

    Pages 39-55

    Kaliman, Perla

  • Generosity, Peer-Support, and Positive Development in Youth

    Pages 57-78

    Steinebach, Christoph (et al.)

  • Schools as Positive Environments

    Pages 79-90

    Pirchio, Sabine (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25513-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25512-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enhancing Resilience in Youth
Book Subtitle
Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Positive Environments
Editors
  • Christoph Steinebach
  • Alvaro I. Langer
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25513-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25513-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25512-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 277
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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