Connectedness can include:
- Connectedness between individuals
- Connectedness among family members
- Connectedness to community organizations
- Connection of groups to their cultural traditions and history 2.
What You Can Do to Promote Connection
→ Promoting Connectedness to Prevent Suicide – Webinar developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Webinar presentation can be found here.
→ Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guide for parents and families.
→ Strategic direction for the prevention of suicidal behavior: Promoting individual, family, and community connectedness to prevent suicidal behavior – The CDC describes ways to prevent suicide by strengthening connectedness or social bonds within and among persons, families, and communities.
→ Connectedness & Suicide Prevention in College Settings – Brofenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University developed this paper to define connectedness and describes the four core components of a connectedness framework.
Resources for Schools
→ School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
→ Fostering School Connectedness (Administrators)
→ Fostering School Connectedness (Teachers)