Psychological Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children, Teens and Young Adults
Pediatric patients have been affected by the COVID crisis but not in the way one would have predicted. We have had to learn as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyday some new information arises and sometimes causes us to pivot every 2 days, every week, each month. A significant issue has been the isolation, lack of separation and reduced exposure to novel situations that have all adversely affected children. From infants to young adults we have witnessed the rapid escalation in mental health effects. We have never faced anything like this across many generations in clinical staff serving pediatric patients. So we hope to learn more from Dr. Callanan who has intensively worked with patients and families affected socially and emotionally by this crisis. She will discuss the mental health consequences as we experience the pandemic and stressors it brings firsthand and ways to help and support patients. The lessons learned from this pandemic will hopefully help us to anticipate and minimize the stressors that have plagued the nation’s children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program is intended for:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physicians Assistants
- Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbates existing mental illness and evokes anxiety, as well as other mental health consequences in otherwise healthy patients.
- Describe how COVID-19 stressors impact functioning across age groups.
- Plan strategies and techniques to support the social-emotional health of patients during this pandemic and others that may arise.
- Presentation of cases - 5 mins
- Discussion of emerging and exacerbating mental illness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, related dysfunction in different age groups and strategies to address the issues - 40 mins
- Q/A - 15 mins
- 1.00 LMHC
MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 1.00.
This program has been approved for 1.00 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.
- 1.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.