Below are some useful resources for learning more about empathy:

Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy (2011), edited by J. Decety and W. Ickes

Here is a 1-pager on empathy



Below is a resource on creating a successful group:

Skills and Techniques for Group Work With Children and Adolescents (1995) by R. Smead

Click here for a summary of best practices adapted from Smead's work.