1st Edition

Navigating Students’ Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19 Using Public Health Crises to Inform Research and Practice

Edited By James M. Kauffman, Jeanmarie Badar Copyright 2023
    186 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    186 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book highlights the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health needs of children and adolescents in order to shed light on future practice and reform needed to better deal with the aftermath of such devastating events.

    The book identifies the conditions during any public health crisis that heighten the mental health needs of children and adolescents and suggests the reforms of mental health services needed to better meet the needs of children and youths during and following pandemics and other public health crises. Importance is placed not only on addressing the effects of COVID-19 but on anticipating and preparing for other public health disruptions to the lives of those who have not reached adulthood. Although mental health services in all settings are considered, special attention is given to the role of schools in providing for the mental health of children and adolescents and preparing for the mental health implications of future public health disruptions.

    The book will be of equal use to both students and researchers in the fields of mental health, well-being, and education as well as teachers, educational psychologists, social workers, and practitioners working in schools and communities to address students’ mental health needs. It will help readers better understand how and why COVID-19 was a negative influence on students’ mental health, and unpack how best to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic.

    Chapter 1. A Sketch of the Problem

    Hannah M. Mathews, Shanna E. Hirsch, Martha Hernandez, & James M. Kauffman

    Chapter 2. Addressing the Need for Research into the Effects of COVID-19 on Teachers and Students

    Jeanmarie Badar, Lindsay Lowdon, & Emma C. Kauffman

    Chapter 3. Virtual and Personal Academic Instruction and Behavior Management

    Justin T. Cooper, Timothy J. Landrum, Todd Whitney, & Heather M. Baltodano-Van Ness

    Chapter 4. How COVID-19 Worsened the Mental Health Problems of Incarcerated Youth

    Theresa Ochoa. Yanúa Ovares-Fernández, Nicole Maki Weller, Claire de Mezerville- López, Viria Ureña-Salazar, Emilia Guillén-Ulate, & Berenice Pérez-Ramírez

    Chapter 5. School and Community Reforms that Help Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

    Sarup R. Mathur, Wendy Peia Oakes, Heather Griller Clark, & Germaine Koziarski

    Chapter 6. Students' Mental Health Issues in Europe and Other Countries

    Marion Felder, Bernd Ahrbeck, Dimitris Anastasiou, Soraia Araújo, Carmen Leon- Himmelstine, João Lopes, Célia R.Oliveira, Fiona Samuels, Katrin Schneiders and Philip Veerman

    Chapter 7. Preparing for Future Pandemics: A Science–Backed, Human–Centered Framework

    Marcia L. Rock, Veronnie Faye Jones, & Lisa M. Hooper

    Chapter 8. Summing Up What We Know—And What We Don't

    James M. Kauffman, Jeanmarie Badar, Daniel P. Hallahan, & Paige C. Pullen


    James M. Kauffman, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia, USA. Dr. Kauffman taught both special and general education and retired from the University of Virginia after teaching there for 36 years. He is author or co-author of numerous publications.

    Jeanmarie Badar, Ph.D., Independent Scholar, Afton, Virginia, USA. Dr. Badar taught special education in public schools for 25 years and is now an independent scholar, tutor, and consultant for children and adults with and without disabilities. She is co-author of numerous publications.