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Children’s Mental Health and the Pandemic

Children’s Mental Health and the Pandemic

May 13, 2021

Our experts discussed the impact the pandemic has had on children’s mental health and suggest coping strategies for children and families. They addressed the challenges of distance learning, the effects of school closures and disruptions on children who previously received mental health care at school, impacts on special populations, complications involving access and equity, and the long-term effects the pandemic might have on children.

Moderator:
Gregory Dalack, M.D.
Daniel E. Offutt III Professor of Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Panelists:
Angela Fish, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychology Practicum and Fellowship Programs

Charles Graham Jr., Ph.D.
Social Worker, U-M Addiction Treatment Services

Elizabeth Koschmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry
Director, TRAILS (Translating Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students)
Member, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Return to School Advisory Council

Nasuh Malas, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service Chief, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics