As a part of this course, we will discuss the meaning of positive social connections and the role they play in helping families to be strong, reducing the vulnerability of children. You will also learn about an effective program strategy that can be used to build social connections: facilitating friendships and mutual support. Implementing this strategy will result in everyday actions that intentionally seek to build positive social connections. We will explore four specific types of everyday actions that help families build social connections.
Course Learning Objectives:
Learners will be able to:
- Define social connections and explain why it is a protective factor
- Discuss the value of helping families connect to others
- List at least three everyday actions that can be implemented to assist parents in developing new friendships and healthy sources of support