Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Families/Kids Mental Health Socializing Videos

In this live Q&A, Dear Pandemic contributing scientists Drs. Aparna Kumar and Christine Whelan will be joined by Lauren Ross, founder of Project Village! We’ll be tackling questions from our readers about mental health and community in the pandemic. If you have a question, put it in our question box at www.dearpandemic.org.

➡️ Welcome, Intros, and Announcements (0:00-2:30)

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➡️ Will there be long-term effects on children’s social skills? (2:34-6:43)

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➡️ What about summer camps? (6:44-10:21)

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➡️ What are the mental health issues for children re masking, distancing, homeschooling, etc.? (10:24-19:10)

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➡️ What are best practices for managing blended families? (19:15-23:34)

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➡️ Discussion of NY Times article re the struggles of working moms during the pandemic (23:36-28:19)

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We will have live closed captioning and #ASL interpretation available during the Livestream, provided by Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We’re so grateful for this opportunity to help us get the word out to more people who need reliable COVID info!

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