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COVID, Kids and Mental Health Webinar

October 23, 2020

SEEN recently hosted a webinar about COVID, kids and mental health, moderated by University of Michigan’s Dr. Eva Feldman and featuring other local doctors and pediatric experts. Watch here for valuable insight, advice and expert tips on how to navigate the pandemic and its effects on kids’ mental health


Is it safe for my kids to return to school?

Are young kids really the ones spreading COVID-19?

Will our kids be behind if they are learning from home or virtual school?

How do we handle their meltdowns?

How do you know if your child is depressed or anxious?

What will too much screen time do to them?

Parents and educators have been asking themselves these questions and more since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, as cases rise again in Michigan and across the country and more schools return to in-person learning or hybrid models, many parents don’t know where to turn. Many of us feel overwhelmed and isolated by remote learning, too, and for working parents of school-age children, the situation is even trickier.

With the goal of alleviating some of the anxiety and tension in mind, on Oct. 21, we gathered experts from the University of Michigan Medical School, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Depression Center and NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies to answer questions from parents and educators during a live webinar and Q&A.

The panel was moderated by University of Michigan’s Dr. Eva Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, ALS Center of Excellence Director and NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Director. Other panelists included Dr. Sheila Marcus, a child and adolescent psychiatrist; Dr. Katherine Rosenblum, a professor of psychiatry and co-director of Zero to Thrive; and Dr. Suzanne Dawid, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist,

Need some advice on how to navigate these tough times? Watch here.

Resources for families and kids:

Zero to Thrive Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics Corona VIrus Resources

Georgie and the Giant Germ Coloring Book

What to do When you Worry too Much: A Kids Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
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