School Reopening and Student Mental Health in Metropolitan School Districts (OS230)

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. digest school reentry screen data in a large sample of metropolitan school students.
  2. understand the prevalence of behavioral and mental health functioning and resilience factors post COVID-19.
  3. apply the results to strategic programming and student services informed by the data.

Description

COVID-19 displaced millions of students from their schools, teachers, and peer groups. Early data proclaimed everything from a second “mental health pandemic” wave to significant expressions of strength and resilience. This study measured behavioural and mental health functioning and resilience in a large sample (N = 2,600) of metropolitan school district students at the time of school reentry and again 3 months later. Results are discussed as they inform strategic programming and student services.

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Presenter(s)

Kelly D. Schwartz, University of Calgary
Erica M. Makarenko, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
Carly McMorris, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
Melissa Mueller, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Contributor(s)

Marisa S. Van Bavel

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