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ERIC Number: ED511995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Fostering School Connectedness: Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement. Information for Teachers and Other School Staff
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Students feel more connected to their school when they believe that the adults and other students at school not only care about how well they are learning, but also care about them as individuals. Young people who feel connected to school are more likely to succeed academically and make healthy choices. All school staff, including teachers, principals, counselors, social workers, nurses, aides, librarians, coaches, nutrition personnel, and others, can have an important and positive influence on students' lives. The time, interest, attention, and emotional support they give students can help them learn and stay healthy. This fact sheet provides guidance for fostering school connectedness and creating a more welcoming and supportive school environment for all students. (Lists 5 resources.)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC). Division of Adolescent and School Health