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Unmasking their Trauma: Helping Children Cope with Covid-19



From our friends at QCC:


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have drastically altered our lives. We have worked from home, held meetings and business virtually, shopped virtually and attended school virtually. We have socially distanced ourselves from our families, communities and much of what we knew as normal. But what about our youngest ones? The years between birth and five are when their brains are developing the most and they are soaking in their environment to develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually. As parents we have many questions: How has the pandemic affected children’s social and emotional development? What might be the lasting effect of missing the usual social and emotional cues hidden by masks? In short, are they going to be okay in the long term? And what can we do now to support their healthy development? Join a panel of researchers, physicians and practitioners who work with young children to find out what they know. Dr. Phil Fisher is a nationally-recognized researcher/psychologist specializing in early care and education and the effects of early stress on neurobiological systems. He conducted weekly surveys of parents during the pandemic to learn about how the children were responding to the drastic change in their environment. Dr. Terri McFadden is a Pediatrician and Professor at Emory University. She is also a Fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics where she serves on the Council on Early Childhood.


Time: Oct 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)




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