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Social Awareness

The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures and contexts.

Includes the capacity to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school and community resources and supports

Includes skills:

  • Perspective taking

  • Recognizing strengths in others

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Understanding and expressing gratitude 

  • Concern for others

  • Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones

  • Recognizing situational demands and opportunities

  • Understanding the influences of organizations and systems on behavior


Elementary Resources


Middle School Resources

High School Resources

Other Resources

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