Author: Amy Briesch

African American teacher works with school aged children, all are wearing masks.

Students Back to School With Anxiety, Grief, Social Skills Gaps

August 24, 2021

Even before COVID-19, as many as 1 in 6 young children had a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. New findings suggest a doubling of rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression among children and adolescents during the pandemic. One reason is that children’s well-being is tightly connected to family and community conditions such as stress and financial worries.