In The News Pediatricians turn to meditation for kids in poor neighborhoods

Doctors in Baltimore, Maryland are studying whether a form of meditation could help the city’s children cope better with stress, which they say has taken a toll on these kids, who are living in a city filled with violence, poverty and unrest. The hope is to mend minds and hearts in a city that’s still healing. TODAY’s Craig Melvin reports here.

D-Stress Baltimore

Working in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics at John Hopkins Bayview and Elev8 Baltimore, this initiative was a three-year randomized controlled trial, studying the effects of mindfulness on urban middle school students at 3 public schools in Baltimore City.

View the D-Stress team in action

Stop-Pause Strategy

Working in conjunction with University of Maryland, Social Work Community Outreach Service to effect climate change in a Baltimore City Public School. This year-long intervention consisted of weekly mindfulness and character education classes and supporting a peace room for one-to-one student support.

Hear about the effects of this program, directly from students and staff.