Materials Available from OFA Webinar: Creating Peer Networks and Increasing Social Capital

Social capital refers to the resources and support that people can access by virtue of their networks – from family, friends, and neighbors, to teachers, colleagues, and social services staff. Greater social capital is associated with greater mobility and wellbeing, through access to information, support, and reinforcement of positive norms. It has also been associated with greater resilience, the capacity to adapt positively to risk or adversity. Research indicates that organizations can be a source for helping individuals build social capital through opportunities for peer networking and assuming leadership roles, which may heighten motivation to persist in achieving education and employment goals (Sabol & Chase-Lansdale, 2014). OFA sponsored a webinar that explored how TANF and other social service programs can be a source to help participants build social capital that will support their journey to self-sufficiency.

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
January, 2018
January 24, 2018
Webinar Date: 
January 24, 2018
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Special Populations
  • TANF Program Administration