Community in a Time of COVID-19

 In Podcast Appearance

The Weld Found Podcast explores “belonging in an age of social isolation and disconnection.” Dr. Josh Packard brought Springtide Research Institute’s latest research on loneliness to this conversation with Tim Coons, the Communications Director at the Weld Community Foundation. In this time of social distancing through COVID-19, the pain of loneliness and social exclusion is even more pronounced.

This discussion includes Springtide’s finding that there is no correlation between attendance in a program and experiencing a sense of belonging to that community. Attendance alone is not building relationships and belonging. Our research-based process, the Noticed, Named, and Known framework, is offered as a way to be intentionally relationship-driven as opposed to just being program-driven. Listen to the full podcast episode here.

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