Understanding Social Connectedness Among Young Adults with our Youth Social Support Fellows

March 30, 2022 | 12 pm MT | A Strengthening Social Connectedness Webinar

Strengthening Social Connectedness Among Young People

Our social connections play an incredibly important role during our childhood and adolescence, providing mentors, resources, and opportunities to leverage as we learn, develop, and mature. Strengthening social connectedness among young people thus has the potential to improve their educational outcome and quality of life for decades to come in the future.

In partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, VNL is working with an amazing team of youth social support research fellows to better understand how young people conceptualize, build, and leverage their social connections to support themselves, their friends, and their families. Some of our research questions include:

  • How do young adults think about and describe social connectedness?
  • How is social connectedness different for different groups of young adults compared to older generations?
  • How do those differences impact how young adults access resources?
  • How does that align with how young adults want to be connected to resources?

During the webinar our fellows will present on their initial findings, followed by a discussion on how this information will help us better support young people in the future.

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Meet our Webinar Speakers

Kyra Stoute

Youth Social Support Research Fellow

Martha Gonzalez

Youth Social Support Research Fellow

Zoe Crocker

Youth Social Support Research Fellow

Meet your Webinar Host:

Visible Network Labs is a technology and service startup that uses network science to map and visualize the relationships and systems that impact health and well-being to strengthen social connectedness and collaboration. We host annual webinars on topics like network science, leadership, and social connectedness to share our research and insight with those who are using it to make the world a better place.

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Learn more about our Strengthening Social Connectedness Webinar Series:

Every month at VNL, we dig into a unique aspect of social connectedness and how it impacts health and well-being across a variety of populations and issues. We’ll share new research on each subject, invite special guest experts to share diverse perspectives, and focus on creating helpful, actionable insights for those trying to strengthen our quality of life in Colorado, the United States, and across the world. Learn more about all our webinars on the Webinar Series homepage.