A Comparison of Behavioral Interventions to Improve Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being (CALM Study)
This study examines whether different types of behavioral interventions to improve a number of factors relevant to health.
We are studying whether interventions that focus more on emotions, thoughtfulness or education have different effects on
physical and emotional stress responses, as well as on behavior in daily life.
If you are interested in participating in the CALM study, please call (404) 778-2256 or fill out
this online form.
Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) to Enhance Health and Emotional Well-Being in Adolescents in Foster Care
An ongoing series of studies examining whether CBCT can help at-risk adolescents improve problematic social behaviors and emotional problems while enhancing biochemical markers of health.
In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Human Services, the Mind-Body Program has conducted a study showing that adolescents in foster care who learned and practiced CBCT during a six week-study had reductions in stress hormones and inflammatory chemicals known to predict disease development and poor mental health. Building on this work, researchers and DHS personnel are conducting on-going field trials to indentify optimal sites for a longer-term definitive study and to continue refining techniques for CBCT delivery to maximize positive impact for the intervention.
If you are interested in helping to support this research in some of our most vulnerable young Americans, please click
To learn more about active research studies, please click here.
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