Roots of Empathy

Organization Details

NameRoots of Empathy

Organization Description

Mission statementRoots 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.
Service(s) descriptionRoots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program reaches elementary schoolchildren from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Program impactResults showed that compared to comparison groups, Roots of Empathy children demonstrated: Increase in social and emotional knowledge, Decrease in aggression, Increase in prosocial behaviour (e.g. sharing, helping and including), Increase in perceptions among Roots of Empathy students of the classroom as a caring environment, Increased understanding of infants and parenting, and Lasting results.

Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Roots of Empathy are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.

Behavior/Social and Emotional Learning and Supports (1 program)

Programs that support adults and students in developing 21st century skills and competencies such as self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and building trusting relationships, in order to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work/studies effectively. This is inclusive of programs supporting alternative discipline approaches such as restorative justice.