As we approach one year since we have been forced into a world of physical distancing, virtual schooling, and quarantines, the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of our students has become clear. The Washington Post recently reported on a number of worrisome signs that the pandemic has exacerbated rising mental health concerns for school-aged children. Grief, loss, and trauma has been a fact of life for so many families. And this impact is multiplied for families of color, who face additional obstacles to receiving mental health care.
Please join Doug Fagen, PhD, Kenley Johnston, LICSW, and Morgan Ritacco, LICSW from The Reservoir Psychology Group at The Lab School of Washington on March 15, as we reflect on how this pandemic has impacted the mental health of children and families, and how it has reshaped parenting. We will examine how families have coped this year, and identify some important lessons worth keeping, once this pandemic is behind us. There will be time for Q&A as well.