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Mary Gordon will give a keynote at the Attachment and Trauma Aware Schools Conference at the Bath Spa University, UK

 

26 June 2015:The Institute for Education at Bath Spa University will be hosting a national conference on attachment and trauma aware schools at Newton Park, Bath. 

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Mary Gordon will be speaking at Families in Canada Conference in Ottawa

 

10 - 11 June 2015: Canadian leaders from diverse professions, disciplines and backgrounds will gather at this one-of-a-kind event, bringing their unique perspective to important discussions about the issues and experiences faced by families today.

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Mary Gordon receives the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland

 

26 May 2015: Today, Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

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Washington Post features Roots of Empathy

 

2 June 2014: The front page of the Washington Post was all about babies today, featuring education writer Emma Brown's story of D.C.'s first year offering Roots of Empathy. Launched in five private, public charter and public schools in the District, this is the first time a consortium of educational institutions has formed to bring the program to its students.

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Roots of Empathy featured in Contributoria

 

1 June 2014: Roots of Empathy is featured in the June issue of Contributoria. Published in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the issue focuses on the theme of “the world we want.”

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Why does empathy matter?

 

6 May 2014: “Empathy” is the new buzz-word as U.S. President Barack Obama observes a national empathy deficit, and Canada’s Leader of the Official Opposition has implied that empathy is a necessary trait for successful leadership. But, some are still asking, why does empathy matter?

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