Gewirtz Gives Next Lecture in NCCIH Series
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health will present the next talk in its Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, “Promoting Resilience in Military Families: After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools,” by Dr. Abigail Gewirtz on Monday, Mar. 27 at 10 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. In addition, at 2 p.m., Gewirtz will be available via a Facebook Live Q&A session, www.facebook.com/nih.nccih/.
The After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) program is the first of its kind focused on post-deployment parenting practices in military families. Developed in response to the effects of a parent’s deployment on children, the ADAPT program incorporates emotion socialization techniques including yoga, mindfulness meditation and emotion coaching.
Gewirtz will share the rationale for incorporating mindfulness approaches into a parenting program, walk through the goals and content of the ADAPT program’s different formats and discuss two NIH-funded randomized trials evaluating program outcomes.
Gewirtz is director of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health and the John and Nancy Lindahl leadership professor in the department of family social science and Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.