Two Universal Mindfulness Education Programs for Elementary and Middle-School Students: Master Mind and Moment

  • Alison E. ParkerEmail author
  • Janis B. Kupersmidt
Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)


There is growing evidence that children and adolescents may benefit from participating in mindfulness education in the classroom and engaging in regular mindfulness practice. To contribute to this emerging area, we developed and evaluated two universal, developmentally appropriate, school-based, mindfulness education programs. The Master Mind Program was developed for use with late elementary-school students and the Moment Program was created for use with middle-school students. In this chapter, we describe the conceptual approaches and procedures used in the development of both programs as well as the components and scope of each program. We also summarize the findings from the evaluation of these two promising preventive interventions.


Mindfulness Education Elementary school Middle school Substance abuse Self-regulation Academic achievement Prevention 



The content described in this chapter was supported by Award Number R43 DA024508 (Parker) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Award Number R305A090175 (Parker) from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Education Sciences, or the Department of Education.


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