School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth

School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
July 1, 2009
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protective factors include personal characteristics such as a positive view of one’s future; life conditions such as frequent parental presence in the home at key times (e.g., after school, at dinner time); and behaviors such as active participation in school activities. School connectedness is a particularly promising protective factor. This publication defines and describes the components of school connectedness and identifies specific actions that schools can take to increase school connectedness.





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