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. 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 strives to break the intergenerational cycle of violence and poor parenting.
For further information visit: www.rootsofempathy.org
In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Over the following two decades, the Developmental Assets framework and approach to youth development became the most frequently cited and widely utilized in the world, creating what Stanford University’s William Damon described as a “sea change” in adolescent development.
Data collected from Search Institute surveys of more than 4 million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society
For further information visit: http://www.search-institute.org/
"Happiness that contributes to individual, community and/or global wellbeing
and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations."
Sustainable happiness offers a fresh approach to happiness that invites reflection on sustainability issues coupled with opportunities to enhance our quality of life and contribute to individual, community, and global wellbeing. It may also be used to motivate behaviour change through compassion for others and the environment that sustains us. The concept of sustainable happiness was developed by O’Brien (2005) in order to draw attention to the consequences, both positive and adverse, of how individuals, communities, and nations pursue happiness
For further information visit: www.sustainablehappiness.ca
For further information visit: http://www.virtuesproject.com/