April 2019


Advocacy, Community Living, Health & Wellbeing


Individuals and Families

Social Support and Networking Fact Sheet

social support and networking factsheetHaving a good social support network helps people stay mentally and physically  healthy.

This fact sheet from the Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RTC/PICL) talks about Social Support and Networking.

This fact sheet shares information about:

  • the three types of social support: emotional, instrumental, and informational
  • how networking can help build your social support network
  • tips for staying safe on the internet
  • improving your social skills
  • resources to learn more about social support and networking

Reaching out to others can be scary, but the people you already know can help you make new friends.

The RTC/PICL is a partnership of The University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living and The University of Montana Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities.

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