School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth

This piece, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses efforts to improve child and adolescent health and educational outcomes by enhancing protective factors in their lives that reduce the effects of stressful events, increase one’s ability to avoid risks, and promote social and emotional competence. One of the most promising protective factors is school connectedness, or the idea that that students believe that adults and peers care about their lives and their learning.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Keyword: Population