Young people seeking supportive relationships, not programs.
Relationships, not programs or institutional formulas for behavior or belief, are key to addressing the loneliness, social isolation, and stress so prevalent in the lives of young people today. Dr. Josh Packard, executive director of Springtide Research Institute, shared those and other insights with Holy Soup podcast host Thom Schultz in a Jan. 8 interview. At a time when “loneliness and social isolation are off the charts” and institutional trust has plummeted, even one trusted adult in a young person’s life can make a world of difference. Listen to the full podcast interview here.