Teaching Cultural Compassion website
What is Cultural Compassion?
Cultural competence refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, language, interpersonal styles and behaviors of individuals and families.*
Cultural Compassion refers to the first step of this process. Before we can truly learn and honor about cultures outside our own, we must first learn to see all humans with dignity and respect. Cultural Compassion is the step we can teach our children to allow for their growth into cultural competence.
The vision of Teaching Cultural Compassion is that all children know their worth and the innate dignity of all humans; that they know anyone can be the hero of the story.
The mission of Teaching Cultural Compassion is to give confidence to kids and their adults through recommendations of representative picture books and resources to connect the books to their lives and faith.
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By narrowing your search of over 1,900 books, this tool will help you find something new, something exciting, something perfect for you. You can filter by the age of the child you'll read with, ethnicity or gender you are hoping to see represented, or topics you want to take on with your young reader. By showing a child they are represented and can save the day, you give them a mirror in which to see their own worth and power. By showing a child someone who doesn't look like them as the hero of the story gives them a window through which they can learn the worth and power of others. Join me in teaching our children cultural compassion.
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