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Monthly Discussion + Parent Support Meeting: I Know How You Feel: Cultivating Empathy in Children and Ourselves

  • Friday, May 11, 2018
  • 12:20 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Central District Kai-Fong Welfare Association, 1/F, 1 Gough Street, Central


(depends on selected options)

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Monthly Discussion: 12:20 - 1:30pm

Parents and professionals want children to develop empathy, as we know this aspect of emotional intelligence is important for healthy relational functioning. Modeling empathy and having a list of suggestions for building empathy is a great start to cultivating it in children, but developing this skill can be a lifelong process. In the simplest form, emphatic individuals are aware of their own feelings and able to connect with the feelings in others. But, rarely is anything simple. Moreover, it is important for a child to feel the difference that empathy makes when received before we can expect a child to be able to give empathy to others.

Join Trauma Educator, Deborah Holcombe, as we discuss the developmental stages of empathy, the five facets of empathy, and practical tips on developing empathy in children and teens and ourselves.

Parent Support Meeting: 1:30-2:30pm

Immediately following our Monthly Discussion, we'll gather in two smaller groups to share experiences and ideas in a supportive environment. One group will focus on general parenting concerns while the other will discuss parenting children with attachment and behavioral issues. There is no extra fee for this portion of the meeting - just register for the Monthly Discussion; those who cannot stay for both meetings can just come for one or the other.

Parent Support Meeting is open to all parents and caregivers, including waiting/prospective parents.


140HKD for non-members or lapsed members (or click here to join/renew your membership and attend this event for FREE).

Seating is limited, registration and payment are required in advance.

Please arrive to check-in at 12:20 for the Monthly Discussion meeting from 12:20-1:30pm. This will be immediately followed by the Parent Support Discussion Meeting from 1:30-2:30pm

Participants can also choose to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for participation in this event. We hope this certificate may support an adoption application by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to learning about the needs of parenting a child through adoption. 

You are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverage.

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