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Webinar: Social Belonging for Youth Success - Research and Promising Practices

September 14, 2017 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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A strong sense of social belonging means feeling valued and accepted by others.

Social belonging has been linked to many aspects of success in school, career and adult life, including physical health, mental health, academic achievement and persistence. This webinar will begin with an overview of the research on social belonging, including a glimpse at the neuroscience of belonging and how it has been linked to positive outcomes among youth in diverse settings. Presenters will discuss how youth program staff, educators, counselors, and mentors can practice simple exercises to promote belonging in their settings.

Shannon Davidson
Senior Researcher, Education Northwest
Sarah Nance
Advisor Youth Programs, IYS at Education Northwest
Karen Pittman
President and CEO, Forum for Youth Investment


Publishing Date: 
September 14, 2017