Empathy, Self-Care and Compassion

Empathy and Compassion

On March 25, 2019, West Gate Elementary staff learned to distinguish between sympathy, empathy and compassion, and explored ways to build greater empathy and compassion into their own lives while building culturally relevant empathy practices into their interaction with youth during the school day.


Self-Care and Self-Compassion

On March 25, 2019, Lantana Elementary, school day and OST staff learned to increase their awareness of stress triggers, patterns of reactivity and coping mechanisms. They also practiced mindfulness and other self-care tools to build resilience and to model self-regulation and compassion to the youth they serve.