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   Connections with family, other people, schools, and communities
   offer children and young people the security that allows them to
   stand on their own and develop creative solutions.
   Children with close ties to family, friends, school, and community are
   more likely to have a solid sense of security and belonging that
   produces strong values and prevents them from seeking destructive
   & dangerous alternatives.
   Family is the central and core influence in any child’s life, but
   connections to communities, educational, religious, and recreational
   groups can also increase a young person’s sense of belonging to a
   wider world and being safe within it. To foster
   this sense of connection, here are some things to consider:

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