The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted feelings of safety and protection for many children and families; led to elevated stress responses, potentially compounding the impact of other stressors; and added layers to experiences of trauma and adversity. Over a two-day summit on July 27 and 28, 2021, the NCTSN invited participants to explore these layers and the complex interplay between the events of the past year and a half and the need for equitable, evidence-based, and trauma-informed services to help address the mental health needs associated with the pandemic. These webinars were recorded during that two-day summit and are available here for everyone.
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Applies the 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children to challenges children and families are facing during the Examining the Intersectionality of Disparities and COVID-19 pandemic and features experts along with a family partner to illustrate how children and families are responding to these stressors and how we can begin to address challenges.
Highlights how COVID-19 has contributed to increased Secondary Traumatic Stress among the child and family-serving workforce and offers strategies and tips individuals and organizations can use to support wellness.
Discusses ways the LGBTQ+ community, Black community, Hispanic and LatinX community, and AAPI community have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, how historical traumas and inequities persist today, and strategies for providers to be more inclusive and trauma-informed.
Brings together expert views on schools, child welfare and transition age youth, and at-risk youth with the views of policymakers to suggest ways for strengthening or improving systems, building resilience, and providing support for children, families, and providers.
Discusses the increased risk of maltreatment and interpersonal violence that some families experienced during COVID-19, how services have been disrupted, and how providers and the workforce were impacted.
Examines recommendations and strategies for supporting children and families who experienced maltreatment and/or interpersonal violence during COVID-19. Highlights how we can support the providers during this stressful time.
Highlights how COVID-19 has impacted and disrupted the experience of grief and loss for children and families and offers strategies and tips caregivers, providers, and others can use to support children during this time.
Describes how children of different ages may exhibit “red flag” reactions to grief in the context of COVID-19 and provides recommendations educators, caregivers, providers, and organizations can use to help children and families address their grief appropriately.
Highlights cumulative and chronic stressors affecting students, families, and school staff and discusses the disproportional effects on some populations along with the impact of historical and contextual distrust.
Covers recommendations for supporting the continuum of stakeholders – students, families, educators, and school staff. Experts share themes and practical action steps that will help address the struggles and build on the resilience of these stakeholders as they return to face-to-face learning.
Reviews how risk for suicide and substance use have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and considerations that clinicians, providers, and family members should keep in mind when supporting individuals at-risk for suicide and substance use.
Explores ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted services for adolescents such as peer support programs, pediatric emergency care services, and other mental health services. Provides recommendations for supporting youth and families and providers with strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout.