Programs to Strengthen Social Connectedness Among Young People: April 2022 Webinar
Social connectedness is a major factor in a young person’s development and growth. From the moment we are first born, we are dependent on a network of social support, including parents, siblings, neighbors, family, and friends. These individuals and organizations serve as mentors and peers, share new resources and opportunities, and provide companionship and a sense of belonging.
This April we learned from three leaders working to strengthen social connections among youth through a number of innovative programs and collaborations. They introduced their programs, shared their best practices and lessons learned that you can apply to your own organizations, programs, and goals.
You can watch the complete webinar on-demand recording further below, and share it with anyone you think might learn something new that helps them in their work.
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More Resources Related to Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Young People
If you want to learn more about strengthening social connectedness among young people, here are a few additional resources to read, watch, and explore.
- Building New Tools to Measure and Strengthen Youth Support Networks
- Youth Social Support Research Fellowship Resources
- Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Young People: A Solution to the Mental Health Crisis?
- Two-Page Project Brief: How Do Young People View Social Connectedness and Access Resources?
- Full Project Summary Report: How Young Adults View Social Connectedness and Access Resources
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