Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022): The New England Journal for Relational and Systemic Practice: Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Families
COVID-19 has had a multi-systemic impact for many families.
There have also been disruptions in children’s environment for typical social emotional development. Closures of schools, youth’s centers, childcare centers, and many other settings have been a part of an effort to contain the virus. These environments are critical for social learning and emotional well-being in early adolescents. For some kids, these settings provide a structure to their days that they would otherwise not have. What's more, some of these youths live under chronic pre-existing strains, including structural racism and oppression, which have impacted families for several generations.
In the same storm, but not in the same boat.
What have your experiences been in working with young children during this time? Share your knowledge as we understand the multi-layered impact of COVID-19.