The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly upended American children's lives as schools, libraries, daycare centers, and parks closed to prevent further viral spread. The effects of the pandemic were not distributed equally. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrated COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities in terms of both infection rates and mortality.1 Further, generations of structural racism in the housing, financial, educational, and occupational systems fueled unequal consequences for the social determinants of mental health.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Apr 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health