Trusted Adults Mitigate Experiences of Loneliness
Springtide’s executive director, Dr. Josh Packard, spoke with Luke Norsworthy on the Newsworthy with Norsworthy podcast for a February 2020 episode featuring recent findings from Springtide’s forthcoming report: Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation. Their conversation identified the crucial need for young people to have trusted adults who actively listen and engage relationships with them, offering consistency during adolescence and early adulthood. The data shared in the interview affirmed that trusted adult relationships can mitigate the experience of loneliness for young people. This is an edited portion of that conversation.