COVID-19’s Impact on Our Kids

COVID-19’s Impact on Our Kids

There’s no question the events of the past year have impacted all of us.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) research teaches that toxic stress—prolonged period of stress without adequate support—can profoundly shape the physical and emotional wellbeing of someone for decades to come.

So, how will this affect the next generation as they grow? What long-lasting effects will we see in our kids? Here is some fresh insight to consider as we all grapple with these questions.

  • What Does Toxic Stress Do to Children?—podcast interview with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on the Ezra Klein Show, March 9, 2021. Listen via NYTimes, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts.
  • Teens on a Year That Changed Everything—collection of stories, photos, and videos from more than 5000 teens discussing how the events of the past year impacted them, March 8, 2021.
  • From COVID Kids to Generation Grit—an article from the U.K. discussing both the positive and negative impacts of COVID on anxiety and depression among children, March 10, 2021
  • How to Raise Resilient Kids—an article from Time Magazine summarizing practical steps parents can take to foster resilience in their kids, March 2, 2021.
A slide from the Around the Table curriculum

This image is a slide taken from our Around the Table: Nourishing Families curriculum, which is designed to build food, nutrition, and cooking literacy, while integrating social emotional learning and using trauma-sensitive facilitation.