Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression and bullying among school children while raising social and emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program reaches elementary school children ages 5 to 13. Roots of Empathy is delivered internationally in Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, the Republic of Korea and Norway
Roots of Empathy’s mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. The focus of Roots of Empathy in the long term is to build capacity of the next generation for responsible citizenship and responsive parenting. In the short term, Roots of Empathy focuses on raising levels of empathy, resulting in more respectful and caring relationships and reduced levels of bullying and aggression. Since 2000, there have been many independent evaluations of the effectiveness of Roots of Empathy. Results have shown a significant decrease in aggression and increase in pro-social behavior in Roots of Empathy classes compared to classes of children who have not participated in Roots of Empathy, and that these improvements in behavior are maintained, or continue to improve, at least three years after program completion.
What does the Roots of Empathy program look like?
At the heart of the program is a neighborhood infant and parent who visit the class every three weeks, for the family visit, over the school year. The Roots of Empathy Instructor also visits the week before and the week after each family visit (pre and post visits) to prepare and reinforce teachings using a specialized lesson plan for each visit.
During the training, Instructors are given all Roots of Empathy learning materials necessary to deliver the program. Throughout the first year, Instructors are supported by a Mentor through phone calls, email messages and a classroom visit.
Please review the full Roots of Empathy Instructor Role, Responsibilities, and Commitment document here: http://freepdfhosting.com/43a053d81a.pdf
Here are two links to Roots of Empathy videos from the program founder, Mary Gordon:
Mary Gordon speaking at TEDxGoldenGateED " It's not enough to teach their minds - Here's Mary Gordon speaking at TEDx a few years ago - on why Roots of Empathy exists. Kids need to learn to read and write - but they also need to learn to relate...it's all literacy." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AkS_1sVnz58&feature=youtu.be
COVID-19 A message for parents, caregivers, teachers....for all of us who care for our children...from Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy's Founder/President https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=dBuuax9MJSU ------
You can also learn more on our international website: https://rootsofempathy.org/
Contact me to learn more about the program: http://freepdfhosting.com/829e157828.pdf
Roots of Empathy’s mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. Roots of Empathy strives to break the intergenerational cycle of violence and poor parenting. The focus of Roots of Empathy in the long term is to build capacity of the next generation for responsible citizenship and responsive parenting. In the short term, Roots of Empathy focuses on raising levels of empathy, resulting in more respectful and caring relationships and reduced levels of bullying and aggression. Part of our success is the universal nature of the program; all students are positively engaged instead of targeting bullies or aggressive children.
Roots of Empathy is an international organization that offers empathy based programs for children, with research to prove impact. It is a leader in the empathy movement.
To foster the development of empathy
To develop emotional literacy
To reduce levels of bullying, aggression and violence, and promote children’s pro-social behaviours
To increase knowledge of human development, learning, and infant safety
To prepare students for responsible citizenship and responsive parenting
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
84-200 Ala Naauao PlWaianae, HI96792
April 6, 2020
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Once a week for 27 visits over the course of the school year. Each visit requires about an hour of prep time.