Roots of Empathy's Mission:
"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." (Taken from www.rootsofempathy.org)
Roots of Empathy is an innovative classroom-based program that aims to reduce aggression through the fostering of empathy and emotional literacy. A local mom and or dad will visit the elementary school classroom once a month with their baby. The Roots of Empathy Program Instructor facilitates the program curriculum, acitivities and partners with the school.With the support of our local schools, Brass Bell Family Resource Centre/Best Start centres have sucessfully offered this program in schools on an ongoing basis.