We’re Excited to Announce our Upcoming Curriculum Summit
Apr29

We’re Excited to Announce our Upcoming Curriculum Summit

As an organization, we are mindful of how much we have accomplished, and how we can change to better serve Bay Area at-risk youth. There is a confluence of research on the teenage brain, behavioral science, and the accumulated wisdom of youth service programs all co-emerging with the advent of mindfulness mental health services within other populations. The scientific community has revealed more about the brain in the last five years...

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Facilitation Skills & Curriculum Development Training

Do you work with at-risk youth in a school, probation, foster care or community-based context? Do you find yourself reading mindfulness curricula and wondering how you could adapt the material or deliver it to the youth you are working with? Are you already integrating mindfulness, council or other emotional awareness practices into your work with and wanting to develop your material and your facilitation skills? Unlike our previous...

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Fall 2015 Program Updates
Sep24

Fall 2015 Program Updates

This fall, MBA is continuing to partner with local school programs in order to bring tools to develop mindfulness and social emotional learning to more youth in the Bay Area. In addition to continuing our ongoing weekly groups in Alameda County juvenile hall and San Mateo juvenile hall, as well as continuing ongoing weekly groups at Bridgepoint High School in Fremont, we are returning this year to Dewey Academy in Oakland. Twice a...

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About Mindfulness

Stress Impacts All of Us Stress happens. It is a part of life, including growing up. When we rise to the occasions that external stressors present, we grow and mature. For the youth that the MBA Project serves who often life in situations of significant violence and crime, stress often goes into overload mode. This kind of toxic stress occurs when the issues we confront consistently outpace our healthy coping abilities. Significant...

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Be Seen. Be Kind. Grow Roots: A Case Study of MBA Groups & School Attachment at Bridge Academy
Aug27

Be Seen. Be Kind. Grow Roots: A Case Study of MBA Groups & School Attachment at Bridge Academy

Do you remember the first time a teacher saw you for who you were? For me, that moment happened in 5th grade English when my teacher noticed me drawing in class. Instead of asking me to put my drawings away, she praised their originality and even encouraged me to illustrate my assignments. Sometimes we are fortunate to have a teacher come into our life who sees our authentic selves and encourages our talents. Yet opportunities for...

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