Registration is now open for our 2017 Research Symposium in Toronto – April 26th & 27th

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“We need to get better at ensuring that the children we raise are given the same intentional proactive gifts of social emotional health as they are getting through our intentional actions to grow cognitive skills.”

– Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy (Houston, TX) and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL)

 

Roots of Empathy values the lens of research as the organization continues to provide empathy-based programming to children on three continents. The Roots of Empathy Research Symposia offer engaging and thought-provoking research presentations from world-renowned international scientists.

 

 

Proceedings

   

Every year we publish the proceedings of our Research Symposia. They are comprehensive reports on each presentation.

 

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Presentations & Interviews

Research Symposium 2016

 

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
MP, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Greetings (full presentation)

 

Dr. Ed Tronick

Multilevel psychobiological meaning making and empathy

 

Dr. Jean Clinton

The teenage brain under construction

 

Mark Brennan and Pat Dolan

Connecting activated social empathy in youth

 

Dr. Ian Lambie

A snapshot of what is happening with high risk young people in New Zealand

 

Dr. Phillip Herman

Culturally responsive research and development in the Pacific

 

Dr. Peter Donnelly

A public health approach to violence reduction

 

 

 

Research Symposium 2015

Dr. Bruce Perry

Born for love – Why empathy is essential and endangered  (full presentation)

 

Dr. Bruce Perry

Your brain reflects the world you grow up in

 

Dr. Bruce Perry

The change in relational milieu in the modern world

 

Dr. Bruce Perry

Neglecting our greatest biological gifts

 

Research Symposium 2014

Dr. Philip Zelazo

Implications for promoting empathy in children (full presentation)

 

Dr. Philip Zelazo

What is “executive function”?

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Dr. Philip Zelazo

Why is executive function relevant to empathy?

 

Dr. Susanne Denham

Social emotional competencies & preschoolers’ early school success

Research Symposium 2012

Dr. Rob Santos

Effectiveness of school-based violence prevention for children and youth
(full presentation)

 

Dr. Allan Schore

Modern attachment theory (full presentation)

 

Dr. Allan Schore

Left brain, right brain

 

Dr. Allan Schore

The regulation of emotion

 

Dr. Allan Schore

The shifting of attachment theory