Workshop: Cultivating Empathy in Children

Written by witf | Mar 18, 2013 2:17 PM

We all want the children we care for to be empathetic but as teachers and families, can we in some way make them be empathetic? This workshop discusses the value of empathy and how to cultivate the conditions to help empathy grow in our homes and classrooms.

Please join us for this workshop on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the witf Public Media Center at 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. This event is open to teachers and families. It is free for families that do not need teaching certificate/credit hours. The registration fee for teachers is $10.

Please RSVP to Debbie Riek at or 717-910-2806 by the morning of April 23, 2013. If you are a teacher, you may also register online at Please contact Debbie is you have questions about RSVPing online.

Refreshments will be provided, but meals will not.

This workshop is being offered in connection with our Pushed Around project on bullying.

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  • jerryrice img 2015-04-18 13:47

    Every school should have these kind of workshop discussions to teach children about compassion and empathy. There are parents who focus too much on their children' education and they forget that these lessons are also important. Some of them even follow a bilingual educational program, like this one at to be well prepared for the future.

  • jerryrice img 2015-05-15 06:38

    It is great that some educational programs are dedicated to cultivate empathy in children, but parents, as well, should focus on this problem and teach their children at home what it means and how to act accordingly. There are colleges that still have courses on this subject and human behavior. For example, a student can resort to college help Anne Arundel Country adviser to find the college that he wants and to have access at all these modern and helpful courses.