Matters Helping All Parents: Social Connectedness – Week 1

When we hear “Social Connectedness” many people think about social networking such as the internet, Facebook and SnapChat.  Although these do connect us to others socially, Social Connectedness is about the ways we interact with others in our life.

Wikipedia defines Social Connectedness “as the measure of how people come together and interact. At an individual level, social connectedness involves the quality and number of connections one has with other people in a social circle of family, friends, and acquaintances.  Going beyond these individual-level concepts, it involves relationships with beyond one’s social circles and even to other communities. This connectedness, one of several components of community cohesion, provides benefits to both individuals and society.”

Throughout the month we will look at the importance of Social Connectedness and how it can affect one’s physical and emotional well-being.