School of Behavioral Sciences


Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)


Fernando Garzon


Christian Accommodated Mindfulness, Christian worldview, parents, educators, disabled children


Christianity | Psychology


This research project utilized a four-week Christian accommodated mindfulness protocol with parents and educators of disabled children as a dissertation in completion of the author’s doctoral studies. Chapter one provides an introduction to the need for the study, both in terms of the gap in research and the needs of the population to be studied, as well as the problem, purpose, and significance of the study, research questions and definitions. Chapter two discusses the relevant literature regarding the stressors and mental health challenges facing parents and educators of disabled children, especially in light of the increased risks and challenges posed by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic. There is need for Christian specific interventions and the rationale for Christian accommodated mindfulness is presented. Chapter three reviews the methods for the study including: design, research questions, hypothesis, participants and setting, instrumentation, procedures, and data analysis. Chapter four presents the results of the study and chapter five discusses the results, limitations, and recommendation for further research. Appendices are provided.