Tiny Teachers: Empathy experiences to break the cycle of violence

Calls for innovation in education often focus on the need to prepare students for the future. Ensuring that we are supporting their empathy for others is an often overlooked, but critical, aspect of that preparation.

Roots of Empathy was created in an effort to break the pattern of intergenerational violence. Empathy develops through the attachment relationships in the first year of life; therefore, families, two-month-old infants, and their parent(s) are at the heart of the program. Roots of Empathy is an award-winning international children’s charity focused on building caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.

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