Adolescent connectedness has lasting effects

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Website
Author:  Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Publisher:  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

This webpage provides evidence of the association between poor school, family and community connectedness among adolescents and health risks which include suicidal thoughts, plans, attempts and medically treated attempts. Conversely, protective effects of connectedness have been shown to persist into adulthood among youth who feel engaged and supported at school, in their communities and at home. This resource supplies recommendations for schools, families and healthcare providers to promote connectedness among youth and describes what the CDC is doing to support youth connectedness. 

Populations:  Youth, Adolescents
Settings:  Schools, Middle School, High School, Health Care, Communities, Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Ideation, Attempts, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Evidence-Based Prevention, Funding, Promoting Mental Health
Strategies:  Connectedness