Social capital and vulnerability from the family, neighborhood, school, and community perspectives
Article first published online: 22 JUL 2013
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New Directions for Youth Development
Special Issue: Youth Programs as Builders of Social Capital
Volume 2013, Issue 138, pages 97–107, Summer 2013
How to Cite
Williams, B. and Le Menestrel, S. M. (2013), Social capital and vulnerability from the family, neighborhood, school, and community perspectives. New Directions for Youth Development, 2013: 97–107. doi: 10.1002/yd.20060
- Issue published online: 22 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 22 JUL 2013
This article reviews research and offers program examples for developing social capital in youth with a range of vulnerabilities: emotional, physical, social, and developmental. Protective factors provided by developing social capital at the individual level include access to support networks, transition to employment, and community connectedness.
The authors feature approaches from the cooperative extension system, which links university and community resources, and identify exemplary programs that support social capital development by intervening with families, schools, neighborhoods, and communities.