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Sally Lindsay; Hiba Ahmed; Demitra Apostolopoulos
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly impacted people’s mental health. Youth with disabilities are at particular risk for the psychological implications of the pandemic. Although much attention has been given to pandemic-related mental health challenges that youth have encountered, little is known about the facilitators for coping with the stresses of the pandemic and how this varies for youth with and without disabilities. The purpose of this study was to understand facilitators for helping youth and young adults with and without disabilities to cope and maintain mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
S. M. Chafouleas; E. A. Iovino
Janine Alessi; Giovana Berger de Oliveira; Gabriela Feiden (et al.)
Courtney E.Wimberly Wimberly; Lisa Towry; Caroline Caudill (et al.)
This paper aims to assess the impact of disruptions due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) on caregivers of childhood cancer survivors. A 13‐question survey containing multiple‐choice, Likert‐type, and free‐text questions on experiences, behaviors, and attitudes during the COVID‐19 outbreak was sent to childhood cancer caregivers and completed between April 13 and May 17, 2020. Ordered logistic regression was used to investigate relationships between demographics, COVID‐related experiences, and caregiver well‐being.
Brian Heilman; María Rosario Castro Bernardini; Kimberly Pfeifer
This report provides six new insights
on the unfolding crisis of care, along with PL+US highlighting the need
for paid leave, policy changes that are intersectional and that account
for and remedy existing inequalities, and better inclusion in
decision-making of those individuals with a clear view of inequalities.
This report is the first in a series of similar polls in the #HowICare Project which will be published by Oxfam International in four other countries: UK, Canada, Philippines, and Kenya.
Joanne Ailwood; I-Fang Lee
The pandemic has served to further highlight the
politics of care, making space for public debate about who is worthy of care, who cares, for whom,
and under what conditions.This short commentary is about the definition of care and related public policies.
Olivia Fitzpatrick; Amani Carson; John R. Weisz
Beth Blue Swadener; Lacey Peters; Dana Frantz Bentley (et al.)
Sapna Dhiman; Pradeep Kumar Sahu; William R. Reed (et al.)
While COVID-19 outbreak has had adverse psychological effects in children with special needs, the mental state and burden on their caregivers during this pandemic has yet to be reported. The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on caregiver strain compared to perceived strain before the pandemic. Prevalence of depressive symptoms is high among caregivers of children with special needs. Negative perception of homecare therapy is associated with higher perceived strain and poor mental health. Not using tele-rehabilitation and perception of it being a poor medium for rehabilitation pose greater mental health risks.
UNICEF Innocenti's Children and COVID-19 Library is a database collecting research from around the world on COVID-19 and its impacts on children and adolescents.
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