Event Title

Supporting At Risk Children During and After COVID-19: A Pilot Study to Provide Virtual Support for Vulnerable Children

Date

4-9-2022

Location

Schewel 2nd Floor Lobby

Description

In this poster session, the author will describe his proposed senior thesis project which will use qualitative research methods to interview social workers and other mental health providers in order to develop effective and appropriate virtual interventions for children who are at risk for experiencing abuse, neglect, depression, or other hardships as a result of living through COVID-19 and as society begins to move from a global pandemic to an endemic way of life. The author would like to develop a pilot program that uses different methods to provide virtual support to at risk children. The author is specifically interested in children from Latin American countries who already face other risks such as economic hardship and political unrest. In 2020, The Bernard van Leer Foundation wrote a report called “The Covid-19 pandemic and childhood in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The report described the various effects of living through the pandemic on children but it stated those effects have been mostly ignored. The report describes how the negative financial impacts that resulted from the pandemic along educational interruptions from schools being closed have really taken a negative toll on children who were already at risk. The author would like to explore ways that social workers and other mental health providers can provide virtual intervention services to at risk children. Interviews with experienced professionals will be conducted and transcribed so that themes can be developed and an appropriate intervention plan can be proposed. This poster session will present the author’s work so far and will share the plan for completing the project and disseminating the findings.

Presentation Type

Poster

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

Supporting At Risk Children During and After COVID-19: A Pilot Study to Provide Virtual Support for Vulnerable Children

Schewel 2nd Floor Lobby

In this poster session, the author will describe his proposed senior thesis project which will use qualitative research methods to interview social workers and other mental health providers in order to develop effective and appropriate virtual interventions for children who are at risk for experiencing abuse, neglect, depression, or other hardships as a result of living through COVID-19 and as society begins to move from a global pandemic to an endemic way of life. The author would like to develop a pilot program that uses different methods to provide virtual support to at risk children. The author is specifically interested in children from Latin American countries who already face other risks such as economic hardship and political unrest. In 2020, The Bernard van Leer Foundation wrote a report called “The Covid-19 pandemic and childhood in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The report described the various effects of living through the pandemic on children but it stated those effects have been mostly ignored. The report describes how the negative financial impacts that resulted from the pandemic along educational interruptions from schools being closed have really taken a negative toll on children who were already at risk. The author would like to explore ways that social workers and other mental health providers can provide virtual intervention services to at risk children. Interviews with experienced professionals will be conducted and transcribed so that themes can be developed and an appropriate intervention plan can be proposed. This poster session will present the author’s work so far and will share the plan for completing the project and disseminating the findings.