Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools closed in March 2020, Ohio’s families and school-aged children experienced many changes, including changes in daily routines, lack of predictability, increased fears about their safety, the safety of loved ones, and extended periods of isolation.
In some cases, children may have experienced other related trauma such as: loss of a loved one, limited access to food and safe shelter, and ongoing safety and security concerns (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence).
Parents, caregivers and school staff will need to consider the impact of these experiences when planning to support children in their transition back into the traditional, hybrid or virtually-based school year. The following is a list of resources, curated by our team at OhioMHAS and aimed at supporting the mental health of students, parents, caregivers and school staff upon returning to school and throughout the year.
See the rest of the resources here: Mental Health Resources for Back to School