The pandemic has touched many students with heightened stress, disruptions and remote learning hurdles, but experts say it may have the greatest impact on the youngest learners, those in the formative years of learning to read. Creating a language-rich environment on Zoom has been hard for teachers, and that may impact reluctant readers, who may not spend enough time reading at home.
You are Eligible if:
- You are Currently Residing in the United States (undocumented applicants are eligible)
- You were Born On or After October 15, 2002
- You Will Begin College (four year, community college, or trade school) for the first time in 2023 (not including dual-enrollment courses)
- You Experienced Homelessness in the Last Six Years
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In this video, DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence Trainer and Curriculum Developer, Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH interviewsDr. John Piacentini from the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety and Resilience Education and Support (CARES), on the ways teachers, parents/caregivers, and students can learn to identify and respond to anxiety symptoms and provides strategies to help combat stress.
In this video, DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence Trainer and Curriculum Developer, Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH interviews Pamela Vona, MPH, MA, Director of the Center for Safe and Resilient Schools and Workplaces, on helpful communication tips educators can use during this time. View more from the Educators Overcoming Under Stress series at learn.wellbeing4la.org.
This guide includes a list of community and online resources for coping with the negative mental health effects of COVID-19. Prepared by the Los Angeles County DMH+ UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence and Public Mental Health Partnership. LGBTQ youth may be especially vulnerable to the negative mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, as physical isolation may worsen feelings of social isolation and other chronic stressors relating to their identity. Additional resources can be accessed at learn.wellbeing4la.org.