Ways to Promote Children's Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Bartlett, Jessica Dym. Vivrette, Rebecca.
Published: April 2020
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This brief explains the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social and economic stressors can undermine children’s development and well-being. It then highlights protective factors that can buffer children from harm and increase the chances they adapt positively to adversities such as the COVID-19 pandemic. These protective factors include: sensitive, responsive caregiving; meeting basic needs; emotional support for children; support for caregiver well-being; and social connectedness. Recommendations for parents and caregivers, communities, States, tribes, and territories are provided for promoting each of these protective factors. (Author abstract modified)
COVID-19; communicable diseases; social isolation; resilience; guidelines; childhood trauma; coping skills; child rearing; parent child relationships