Enhancing Resilience in Youth

Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Positive Environments

  • Christoph Steinebach
  • Álvaro I. Langer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christoph Steinebach, Álvaro I. Langer, Tri Thi Minh Thuy
      Pages 3-17
    3. Álvaro I. Langer, Christoph Steinebach, Carlos García-Rubio, Catherine I. Andreu, Leandro Torres-Díaz
      Pages 19-35
  3. Resilience in Youth: A General Framework of Understanding

  4. Interventions for Enhancing Resilience: Mindfulness and Peer Relations

  5. Further Perspectives

About this book


This book shows how to plan, refine, and implement peer-supported mindfulness-based interventions to prevent mental disorders in children and youths. It focuses on interventions designed to maintain psychosocial health and prevent emotional and behavioral problems in children and youths around the globe. By combining a range of research perspectives, the book connects mindfulness to pro-social behavior, and to positive social and physical environments, in order to enhance resilience. In addition, it presents theoretical aspects and practical recommendations on how to promote mental health and healthy lifestyles in adolescents, such as school-based interventions. Gathering contributions by an international network of researchers and practitioners, the book offers not only state-of-the-art theoretical descriptions of key concepts and interventions, but also best practices for implementing them to strengthen resilience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Steinebach
    • 1
  • Álvaro I. Langer
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Applied PsychologyZHAW Zürich University of Applied SciencesZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Psychological StudiesUniversidad Austral de ChileValdiviaChile

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