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Running Head: WEEK ONE ASSIGNMENT1Social Support EssayBy EDU 617 School, Family & Community PartnershipsInstructor: Nikea HurtMay 15, 2017WEEK ONE ASSIGNMENT2
Define the term Social Supportand explain what relevant scholarly research states about it. Social support definition can vary in many ways. One definition defines social support as a “process of social exchange that contributes to the development of individuals’ behavioral patterns, social cognition and values.” (Tasdan & Yalcin, 2010) Another definition is “the feeling or experience of having others who love and care for you who you can turn to for help in times of need” (alleydog). Support can come in many forms. It can be financial, emotional or simply somebody to listen to you and give you advice. “Research has shown that social support is an important coping mechanism during stress, and it also promotes health. People with adequate social support are less likely to get sick than those who are socially isolated” A person can find social support through family, friends or social support groups.