Strengthening Social Connectedness

A Visible Network Labs Webinar Series

Join us as we explore innovative ideas and new solutions for addressing inequity in health, education and overall quality of life using a social connectedness approach.

Explore the link between social connectedness and quality of life.

Our new webinar series will include a mix of VNL experts, community partners, researchers, and others with experience involving social connectedness. We will look at the types and causes of adverse connectedness, such as social isolation, discuss the ways it affects different groups and communities, like older adults and children, and explore potential solutions involving technology, policy, and nature. 

Webinar Series Schedule

Click a month in the list below to see more information and register for each webinar. There are also links to watch On-Demand recordings for previously completed webinars.

The term social connectedness is getting used a lot these days. As we socially distanced throughout the pandemic, we learned a lot about loneliness, social isolation, and other types of adverse social connectedness. In this introductory webinar held on January 26th, 2022, we discussed what encompasses this broad topic, and shared why it is so important for our health and well-being.

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Older adults face a uniquely high level of risk when it comes to social isolation and loneliness. In this VNL webinar we are dug into the causes of adverse connectedness, and discussed exciting new solutions that are helping us strengthen social connectedness. You can watch the webinar anytime using the on-demand link below.

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Over the past 9 months, VNL and the Annie E. Casey Foundation worked with a group of youth social support research fellows to better understand how young people think about, build, and leverage their support networks and resources. Join us to hear our fellows present their initial findings as we lead a discussion on ways to strengthen social connectedness among young people.

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There are countless organizations working out in the field right now to build support and strengthen social connectedness among young people. In our April webinar we are gathering several leaders in this effort to share more about their work, identify best practices and lessons learned. This session is ideal for anyone working with young people who wants to help strengthen social support and provide more opportunities.

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Social isolation and loneliness adversely impacts the health and well-being of many veterans of all ages.  It is a particularly important factor in treating veterans for PTSD and reducing the risk of suicide. Join us for a webinar with leaders in the field working to address the problem and strengthen social connectedness among veterans.

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Entering the criminal justice system creates significant challenges for those in need of social connection and support. Both while in the system, and after release, these individuals face higher levels of stigma than most people that often translates to isolation and loneliness. Join us for a webinar focused on this important issue and potential solutions to strengthen social connectedness for this group.

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Strengthening social connectedness in rural communities Rural communities face dwindling social services, access to specialty care, and limited internet access, contributing to a growing social isolation problem (especially among seniors and veterans). In this webinar we’re talking with leaders in the field of practice and research to share best practices and ideas for addressing social connectedness specifically in rural settings for healthcare, education, and others in the social service and non-profit sectors.

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Social Connectedness Webinar Archive