Since March 2020, children across the country have been isolated at home participating in distance learning. The impacts academically, socially and emotionally have been staggering, particularly for children with pre-existing serious emotional disorders and their families. There has been a reduction in referrals to child protective services, an increase in isolation, depression, anxiety, and a decrease in engagement which can lead to lower academic success. What do all of these things mean in the short-term and the long-term? What can be done to attempt to mitigate some of these adverse effects?
By the end of the roundtable discussion, participants will be able to:
- Understand the impact of distance learning on academic outcomes.
- Explain the social-emotional impacts of distance learning.
- Describe two trauma-informed, resilience-oriented strategies to address the impacts.