About this event
3:30-4:30 pm ET
2:30-3:30 pm CT
1:30-2:30 pm MT
During this event, Learning Network Cohort members will view a webinar developed to address educational equity and safe and caring school environments in the wake of grief and loss from the COVID-19 pandemic. A October 2021 article published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that, as of June 2021, 140,000 students in the United States have lost a primary caregiver due to the pandemic. This same study found that, compared to white children, Indigenous/Native children were 4.5 times more likely, Black children were 2.4 times more likely, and Latine children were 1.8 times more likely to experience the death of a caregiver (Hillis et al., 2021). These statistics do not take into account additional intersectional identities across disability, socio-economic status, sex, gender, national origin, or religion; nor do they account for the numbers of caregivers who have acquired COVID-related long-term illness or disability. This webinar will unpack the educational implications of the disparate impacts on historically marginalized groups and provide resources for supporting the most impacted communities.
Reference: Hillis, S. D., Blenkinsop, A., Villaveces, A., Annor, F. B., Liburd, L., Massetti, G. M., Demissie, Z., Mercy, J. A., Nelson, C. A., Cluver, L., Flaxman, S., Sherr, L., Donnelly, C. A., Ratmann, O., & Unwin, H. J. T. (2021, October 1). Covid-19-associated orphanhood and caregiver death in the United States. American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved November 3, 2021, from https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2021/10/06/peds.2021-053760.
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