When people feel seen, heard and valued, they feel more connected to their communities. MRBN supports communities in fostering a sense of mattering, particularly among young people.
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On October 6, 2021, MRBN presented a 2-hour webinar on Youth Mattering. Dr. Gordon Flett, author of The Psychology of Mattering: Understanding the Human Need to be Significant, provided insight into the science and evidence on Youth Mattering, issues of youth social anxiety and perfectionism, and strategies for communities to enhance support for Youth Mattering. A panel of Maine experts offered perspectives on how Youth Mattering and connectedness affect their work.
Chris McLaughlin, LCSW
Kellie D. Bailey MA CCC-SLP, MMT/SEL-I