Lonely Kids in a Connected World: What Teachers Can Do offers a comprehensive look at childhood loneliness and provides classroom teachers and specialized school professionals a toolkit of research-based intervention strategies. Because children who experience loneliness often feel alone, isolated, disconnected, and alienated, early intervention can help prevent more serious problems from developing. The instructional format for the interventions, which are called Action Strategies, is practical, easy to implement in the classroom, and not overly time consuming. Each strategy is designed to have a positive impact on students by providing increased opportunities for socialization, teaching critical peer relationship skills, and supporting students as they learn to identify loneliness, constructively cope with it, and reframe their outlook toward social events and settings.
Help your students make meaningful connections with their peers, improve their social competencies, and engage in productive thought patterns that positively impact their behavior.