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WiP Seminar: Dr. Anne Gadermann

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January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Anne Gadermann, PHD
Scientist, CHÉOS
Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Bio-Eco-Social Determinants of Child and Youth Mental Health
Scholar, Michael Smith Health Research BC

Kimberly Thomson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, CHÉOS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Trainee, Michael Smith Health Research BC Research

Monique Gagné Petteni, PhD
Research Associate, CHÉOS
Research Associate, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Lead, Data Access, Research and Development, Population Data BC

Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, parents, and teachers

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive disruptions to the lives of students, parents, and teachers worldwide. Students have faced uncertainties and increased social isolation that may be associated with deteriorated mental health. Families have experienced additional pressures including economic instability, increased caregiving responsibilities, and potential relationship challenges. Teachers have expressed worries about exposure to the COVID-19 virus and stress responding to rapid changes in school routines and closures.

In this presentation, we summarize findings from three studies conducted in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first examines changes in-school experiences, relationships, and mental health of over 1,700 students attending Grade 8 in an urban school district compared to the previous pre-pandemic school year. The second examines the experiences of more than 2,000 parents over the first year of the pandemic including social inequities in reported stressors, worsened mental health, and changes in relationships with their children. The third study documents the experiences and impact of the pandemic on teachers’ well-being, from a rapid provincial survey of over 1,400 educators. In all three studies, we also investigate factors that may be protective for mental health during and beyond the pandemic.

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January 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm