Foster Care Providers Desire Training to Help Children With Empathy

A recent survey of foster caregivers found that they most desired training in helping their foster children develop greater empathy and social understanding to help improve their emotional regulation…


To determine what caregivers need most to increase empathy and understanding in foster children, Nikki Luke of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex in England surveyed 10 foster caregivers and found that most believed that the lack of empathetic skills directly influenced the children’s emotional regulation.


… The caregivers expressed a strong desire to have additional training that would teach them strategies for increasing empathy and social understanding in abused children of all ages.