A medida que COVID-19 hace estragos en California y en la nación, el número de niños infectados también está aumentando, especialmente entre los niños latinos. Imagen vía iStock.

How will this continued state of isolation during the pandemic affect the long-term mental health of children in California?

We explored this question and discussed the impact of this unprecedented time on our state’s youth. CalMatters mental health reporter Jocelyn Wiener moderated the conversation about the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health, what behaviors to watch for in your child and how to help them cope with the stress of the pandemic.

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This event took place on Thursday, August 20.

You can read a recap of key takeaways from the discussion. You can also watch the Spanish-translated version here. To view a resource guide from this event, please click here.

Panelists

  • Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, Surgeon General of California
  • Patricia Lozano, executive director of Early Edge California

This event was sponsored by First 5 LA. You can find out more about this organization here.

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Vanessa Richardson

Vanessa is a former business journalist who has covered personal investing, venture capital, startups and business management for publications like Entrepreneur, Money, the San Francisco Business Times...