Mitigation of Pandemic Impacts on Children
Speakers examined the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s education, physical health, and mental health, and focused on emerging strategies for mitigating these impacts.
The WSAS Symposium convened scientific and technical experts to discuss and move towards solutions on issues that affect Washington State.
WSAS 15th Annual Symposium Chair
10:00am Welcome – John Roll, WSAS President and Symposium Chair
10:05am Keynote – Osaremen Okolo – Coming of Age During a Pandemic: A Path Forward from Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 to Ensuring the Equitable Health and Well-Being of All Children in the United States
11:00am Describing the Impacts of COVID on the Physical Health of Children
- Surabhi (Sara) Vora – What Does COVID-19 Look Like in Children?
- Janet Englund – Prevention of COVID-19 Disease in Children
- Chris Anderson – Impact of Delayed and Deferred Pediatric Care During the COVID Pandemic
12:30pm Impacts of COVID on Educational Settings and Strategies for Mitigation
- Ben Cowan – COVID-19 School Closures: Impacts on Children and Parents
- Kira Mauseth – Behavioral Health for Children & Youth: Long-term Considerations for Educators
- Pam Kohlmeier – Child Abuse during Virtual Learning: Incidence and Detection, or the Lack Thereof
1:40pm Impacts of COVID on Mental Health and Strategies for Mitigation
- Elaine Walsh – The Impact of COVID on Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Consequences and Opportunities
- Tona McGuire – Toward the Way Forward: Triage to Stepped Behavioral Health Care for Youth Impacted by COVID and other Disasters
- Eric Bruns – Learning from COVID: Data-Informed Lessons on How We Can Better Support Youth Behavioral Health in the Future
2:50pm Tradeoffs in Mitigation Strategies
- Thomas May – Bioethics, Children, and Infectious Disease Response
3:30pm Continuing the Conversation