Press Releases / September 02, 2021
Children's Mental Health: Supporting Children & the Return to School
Children’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, hampering a safe return to school for students, teachers, staff and families. Schools and families are grappling with uncertainty as some schools decide to switch back to remote learning. Along with concerns about transitioning back to in-person learning, there remains a need to address the ongoing social, economic and health challenges children are experiencing. The pandemic created the perfect storm of mental health stressors for children and their families. Many children are coping with the loss of a family member and disrupted care. Children are also uniquely impacted by the pandemic because it is occurring during their formative years.
Here’s how to support children’s mental health and well-being during the pandemic and beyond:
Investing in Children's Health and Well-being - Webinar
This webinar brought together experts to discuss the opportunities and strategies to help care for children and young adults' mental and physical health after a year of unprecedented challenges.
Solutions and Challenges for Children's Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic - Infographic
This infographic highlights the challenges — including barriers in accessing culturally appropriate care and mental health resources — and the opportunities to improve the mental health system and support children’s mental health going forward.