Scholarly Articles and Reports:


Bayrami, L. (2017). Roots of Empathy program: Cultivating sensitive and responsive parenting. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 4(4),16-18.


Wrigley, J., Makara K., Elliot D., (2015) Evaluation of Roots of Empathy in Scotland 2014-2015, Final Report for Action for Children (unpublished), Executive Summary


MacDonald, A., Bell, P., McLafferty, M., McCorkell, L., Walker, I., Smith, V., Balfour, A., & Murphy, P. (2013). Evaluation of the Roots of Empathy Programme by North Lanarkshire Psychological Service. North Lanarkshire Psychological Service Research (unpublished).


Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Smith, V., Zaidman-Zait, A., & Hertzman, C. (2012). Promoting children’s prosocial behaviours in school: Impact of the “Roots of Empathy” program on the social and emotional competence of school-aged children. School Mental Health 4(1), 1-12.


Santos, R. G., Chartier, M. J., Whalen, J. C., Chateau, D., & Boyd, L. (2011). Effectiveness of school-based violence prevention for children and youth: Cluster randomized field trial of the Roots of Empathy program with replication and three-year follow-up. Healthcare Quarterly, 14, 80-91.


Jaramillo, A., Buote, D., & Schonert-Reichl, K. A. (2008). An evaluation of the implementation of the Seeds of Empathy program. Report prepared for Roots of Empathy. University of British Columbia.

Cain, G. & Carnellor, Y. (2008). Roots of Empathy: A research study on its impact on teachers in Western Australia. Journal of Student Wellbeing, 2(1), 52-73.


Kendall, G., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Smith, V., Jacoby, P., Austin, R., Stanley, F., & Hertzman, C. (2006). The evaluation of Roots of Empathy in Western Australian Schools. Report prepared for the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.


Rolheiser, C., & Wallace, D. (2005). The Roots of Empathy Program as a Strategy for Increasing Social and Emotional Learning. Report prepared for Roots of Empathy. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.