The Pandemic and Kids' Mental Health

 

Jeanne Blake

Founder, Blake Works

Welcome to The Pandemic and Kids' Mental Health.

 

The uncertainty and missed milestones brought by the pandemic have left millions of children anxious and confused. It’s tempting for all of us – adults and children – to just move on.

 

But it’s important to provide children with opportunities to talk about their pandemic experiences – good and bad. The Pandemic and Kids' Mental Health is a series of three videos designed to give children and their caregivers the tools they need to process their pandemic experiences.

This will help kids build confidence in their ability to cope with future challenges of every kind, says our advisor Paula K. Rauch MD, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. “When facing future tough times,” she says, “they’ll remember, ‘Oh yeah, we’ve done this before. I can do this.’”

Fourteen-year-old Megan, featured in our Teens segment, says making sense of the pandemic is like reading a book: “You have to understand the first chapter for the rest of the book to make sense.”

The Pandemic and Kids' Mental Health videos feature children and parents describing the challenges they faced. Mental health experts offer information, skills, and suggested prompts you can use to engage children in resilience-building conversations. You’ll gain additional insight from our Discussion Guide. And the Tips and Strategies that accompany each video reinforce key messages.

Quick Takes offers video updates from experts and families. Check out Ways to Use Our Program.

We wish you the best.

Jeanne Blake

The Pandemic and Preschoolers Protecting Mental Health
The Pandemic and Preteens Protecting Mental Health
The Pandemic and Teens Protecting Mental Health
 

The Pandemic and Preschoolers

Protecting Mental Health

Tips and Strategies for Supporting a Preschooler's Resilience
Discussion Guide   Additional Resources   Quick Takes
Check out our Words Can Work videos and e-booklets about public and mental health challenges kids face growing up.
We welcome your questions and comments.
 

The Pandemic and Preteens

Protecting Mental Health

Tips and Strategies for Supporting a Preteen's Resilience
Discussion Guide   Additional Resources   Quick Takes
Check out our Words Can Work videos and e-booklets about public and mental health challenges kids face growing up.
We welcome your questions and comments
 

The Pandemic and Teens

Protecting Mental Health

Tips and Strategies for Supporting a Teen's Resilience
Discussion Guide   Additional Resources   Quick Takes
Check out our Words Can Work videos and e-booklets about public and mental health challenges kids face growing up.
We welcome your questions and comments


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