Resources from webinar “Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care”

The Washington School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with Public Health–Seattle & King County, hosted a webinar on October 27 “Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care.”  See the webinar slide deck here, including data from our presenters.

Dr. Tona McGuire from the Washington State Department of Health presented on the latest data and behavioral health trends in Washington during the pandemic, especially among children and youth, as well as protective factors and resilience development in disaster response.

Youth leaders from the Reconnect to Opportunity program presented findings and recommendations from their COVID-19 youth survey conducted in May. A new report on the survey has just been published:

Three Road Map Project partners: King County’s Reconnect to Opportunity, Soar, and Community Center for Education Results worked together with 22 young leaders to publish a new report, In Their Own Words: Young People Describe the Impact of COVID-19. It documents the lived experiences, needs, and strengths of 215 youth during the pandemic. The report shares six main themes emerging from a May survey designed for and by youth about how opportunity youth have been impacted by the pandemic. It leads with recommendations for how programs and schools can be responsive to youth well-being during this incredibly challenging and uncertain time.