New Research on Incarcerated Youth Features Possibility to Reduce Anti-Social Behavior, Recidivism


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New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), the University of Miami, and the Lionheart Foundation in Boston researchers found that mindfulness training, a meditation-based therapy, can enhance attention skills in incarcerated youth.

The therapy has paved the way to greater self-control over emotions and actions among these youth. The study, "Mindfulness Training Improves Attentional Task Performance in Incarcerated Youth: A Group Randomized Controlled Intervention Trial," is published in the online journal, Frontiers in Psychology. It features promise for new strategies in lowering anti-social behavior among at-risk youth.


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