Social Connections

Positive relationships that provide emotional, informational, instrumental and spiritual support.

Core Meaning
  • Building trusting relationships; feeling respected and appreciated
    • Having friends, family members, neighbors and others who:
    • provide emotional support (e.g., affirming parenting skills)
    • provide instrumental support/concrete assistance (e.g., providing transportation)
    • provide informational support/serve as a resource for parenting information
    • provide spiritual support (e.g., providing hope and encouragement)
    • provide an opportunity to engage with others in a positive manner
    • help solve problems
    • help buffer parents from stressors
    • reduce feelings of isolation
    • promote meaningful interactions in a context of mutual trust and respect
  • Having a sense of connectedness that enables parents to feel secure, confident and empowered to “give back” to others
Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
Partners in Community Outreach West Virginia
Western Regional CASA
West Virginia Infant Toddler Mental Health Association
Mountain State Healthy Families