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'You just can't help yourself, but love her.'
7 month old Naomi is taking part in the Roots of Empathy programme in Toronto, Canada, one of eight countries currently running the evidence-based programme.
Roots of Empathy has shown a asignificant impact in reducing levels of aggression among school children by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.
Barnardos is the lead agency for the programme in Ireland and we're currently looking for schools, babies and instructors to get involved and help transform classrooms across Ireland.
Mary Gordon, who founded the programme, reflects on the aim of the programme, "Our long term goal is building a more caring peaceful and civil society where everybody feels a sense of belonging."
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