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Anne E. Kazak; Melissa Alderfer; Paul T. Enlow
Andreas B. Neubauer; Andrea Schmidt; Andrea C. Kramer (et al.)
Kristen Pisani‐Jacques Pisani‐Jacques
Todd I. Herrenkohl; Debbie Scott; Daryl J. Higgins (et al.)
Stephen W. Patrick; Laura E. Henkhaus; Joseph S. Zickafoose (et al.)
This national survey examines how the pandemic and mitigation efforts affected the physical and emotional well-being of parents and children in the United States. Since March 2020, 27% of parents reported worsening mental health for themselves, and 14% reported worsening behavioral health for their children. The proportion of families with moderate or severe food insecurity increased from 6% before March 2020 to 8% after, employer-sponsored insurance coverage of children decreased from 63% to 60%, and 24% of parents reported a loss of regular child care. Worsening mental health for parents occurred alongside worsening behavioral health for children in nearly 1 in 10 families, among whom 48% reported loss of regular child care, 16% reported change in insurance status, and 11% reported worsening food security. The study concludes that coronavirus disease pandemic has had a substantial tandem impact on parents and children in the United States. As policy makers consider additional measures to mitigate the health and economic effects of the pandemic, they should consider the unique needs of families with children.
Nicole Gilbertson Wilke; Amanda Hiles Howard; Philip Goldman
The goal of the study is to provide data-informed guidance and
recommendations for public and private service providers working in
nations in which children outside of parental care, especially those in
residential care, have been rapidly returned to households due to
COVID-19. This knowledge will allow for a better understanding of the situation of
the rapid return of children due to COVID-19, its impact on children
and families, and how service providers can best support them following
Barbara Fallon; Rachael Lefebvre; Delphine Collin-Vézina (et al.)
Abigail M. Stark; Allison E. White; Nancy S. Rotter (et al.)
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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COVID-19 & Children: Rapid Research Response