Elaine Berrena

Elaine Berrena has been working at Pennsylvania State University for over 25 years. She is interested in improving the well-being of children, youth, families, and educators. She has worked on a variety of research projects to improve the lives of students and teachers, including PATHS®, Learning to BREATHE, Mindfulness Strengthening Families Program 10-14, and PROSPER, among others. During her career as a prevention program specialist, Elaine has published several peer reviewed journal articles. When she isn’t teaching mindfulness and social-emotional learning skills, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and family, especially her grandchildren!