Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Psychiatry; Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center; Child Trauma Training Center

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Child Psychology | Medicine and Health | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Public Health


While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low for young Americans, research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional well-being as this public health crisis unfolds.

The following guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA.


childhood trauma, children, child welfare, COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, emotional well-being

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