Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Youth with Dr. Josephine Kim

Event time: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Event description: 

With schools closed in efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, the pandemic has psychologically displaced 1.54 billion students across the globe who are forced to navigate an unprecedented and uncertain reality. The acute impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak are felt by many, if not all, but for youth, the impacts may be felt in a heightened and concentrated way.
How exactly are youth being impacted, and what helps to support their healthy development, even through a pandemic? As youth pastors and youth workers, what should we keep in mind when supporting youth through times of crises? This session will provide a glimpse into the minds of youth and offer insights to mitigating prolonged impacts of unexpected twists in life.
Once you register for the event, you will receive additional information on accessing this event in a separate email prior to the event.
Dr. Josephine Kim has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is also on faculty at the Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor whose clinical skills and experiences span many contexts including residential facilities, community agencies, and public and private schools.
Dr. Kim is also the founder of The Mustard Seed Generation, Inc. (MSG), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to education around mental health issues impacting Korean Americans.

Open to: 
General Public