POWER Training: on the Cutting-Edge of Scientific Research on the Physiological Benefits of Council

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Trainers with Beyond Us & Them’s (formerly Center for Council’s) POWER Training Program for law enforcement officers traveled south to San Diego for the last session of a three-month intensive workshop involving officers from the police departments of four local universities: University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, Palomar College and Miracosta…

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New research shows significant positive changes in CICR program

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Researchers affiliated with UCLA and RAND Corporation found that our Council for Insight, Compassion & Resilience program for incarcerated participants demonstrated significant positive change in socio-cognitive functioning. The latest report published in July 2020 revealed pronounced reductions in physical and verbal aggression and PTSD symptomatology, as well as marked increases in social connectedness, mindfulness, perspective-taking, and resilience.…

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New study finds prison council program demonstrates significant positive results

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A wide-ranging new study, led by principal investigator Dr. Stacy Calhoun of the University of California Los Angeles, has found that the Center for Council’s statewide Inmate Council Program demonstrated “significantly positive outcomes” for the subjects involved in the study. This study involved 399 inmates participating in ICP groups throughout eight different facilities and examined…

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