Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022): The Impact of the Pandemic on Children and Families
Schools are increasingly becoming crisis centers. We have lost a million citizens to Covid, and rising. Children and adolescents are suffering with a two year loss of social development, those hundreds of daily in-person micro-encounters that define who we are. Pediatric emergency rooms are filling up with suicidal teens. Families are struggling with guilt over grandparents who died alone in a hospital bed. The right to have freedom over our own bodies is under attack. The Florida Board of Health is sending threatening letters to therapists warning them not to treat families with trans kids under 18. Teachers, nurses, and doctors are either leaving their professions, or taking extended leaves of absence. For every newly licensed psychotherapist, we lose three to attrition, burnout, low wages, and vicarious trauma.
This issue provides voice to the professionals, parents, and teachers who are attempting to navigate our communities through these perilous waters.