Emotional and Behavioral Effects of COVID-19

October 7, 2020
Emotional and Behavioral Effects of COVID-19
This week we are bringing you evidence to support what you may have suspected in the exam room – that emotional and behavioral health difficulties in children have increased significantly due to COVID-19.

In the September issue of The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, “Supporting the Mental Health of Parents and Children During and After Coronavirus,” demonstrates a 3-step, evidence-based strategy providers can use to offer support to parents and children.

Key Points:

Parenting strategies that have generally been shown to be helpful include:
  • Maintaining routines
  • Consistent parent engagement in play and physical activity
  • Promoting social connections with supportive peers or family members