1st Edition

The Implications of COVID-19 for Children and Youth Global Perspectives

    140 Pages
    by Routledge

    140 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book captures a unique moment in time, relatively early into the COVID-19 pandemic, when the implications and consequences of the pandemic remained unclear and largely unpredictable. The contributors to this volume contemplate the impact of the pandemic on our relationships with children and youth, child and youth serving systems, and broader issues in society that directly relate to childhood and youth. The essays collected in this volume cover a variety of perspectives that range from systemic racism in child-serving institutions to the politics of childhood during a pandemic, and the psychological and even neurological impacts of lockdowns, public restrictions and social isolation. Beyond capturing the moment in time, the contributors also focused on the long-term; they contemplated how the evolving situation might affect the way we think about child and youth services and our relationships to children, their families and their communities. From the very theoretical to the concrete and the practical, this volume provides current thinking and practice in relation to pandemic-impacted residential care settings, education and schools, hospital settings, communities, practitioners, and more. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Child & Youth Services.

    1. Introduction

    Kiaras Gharabaghi, Shadan Hyder, Ashley Quinn, and Grant Charles

    2. Disparities in Education: E-Learning and COVID-19, Who Matters?

    Julet Allen, Fowzia Mahamed, and Ken Williams

    3. CO-Vigilance: Radical Posturing for Uncertain Times

    Peter Amponsah

    4. Prop It up or Let It Fall? K-12 Schooling in and after COVID-19

    Ben Anderson-Nathe

    5. The Effects of COVID-19 Prevention Measures on Families

    Jonathan Bailey and Johanne Jean-Pierre

    6. Relationships between Human and Nonhuman Animals

    Ranjana Basu

    7. Leaving the Virus behind: Seeing the Glass Half Full Amidst COVID-19

    Jeelu Susan Behanan

    8. From Crisis to Opportunity: Rethinking Education in the Wake of COVID-19

    Connie Bird and Hidesh Bhardwaj

    9. The Distressing Levels of the Covid-19 Crisis

    Jess Boon

    10. Building Resilience in Covid-19

    Andrea V. Breen and Heather Chalmers

    11. Coronavirus Challenges for Family Social Workers in Hong Kong

    Simon Chan

    12. Reflections on Being Oppression-Adjacent in the Time of COVID

    David Collins and Jeremy Christopher Kohomban

    13. Social Protection: An Essential and Effective Social Policy Response During and After COVID-19

    Julie L. Drolet

    14. The Immanence of Change: Who Will Write the History of COVID-19?

    Kiaras Gharabaghi

    15. During a Pandemic, the Digital Divide, Racism and Social Class Collide: The Implications of COVID-19 for Black Students in High Schools

    Sabrin Hassan and Beverly-Jean Daniel

    16. Hiding and Being Found: How Inequity Found Its Spotlight during COVID-19 and What It Means for the Future

    Joy Henderson

    17. COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Private Partnerships: Supporting Children and Young People

    Sydney Henry

    18. Covid-19 and Vulnerable Families Living in Rural Locations: Building a System for Recovery

    Rochelle Hine, Andrea Reupert, Phillip Tchernegovski, Jade Sheen, and Darryl Maybery

    19. COVID 19: The Precarity of Families and Disability

    Rachelle Hole and Tim Stainton

    20. COVID-19 and Collective Grief

    Shadan Hyder

    21. COVID-19 in the Era of Opioid Overdose: A Glimmer of Hope in the Midst of Double Whammy Tragedy

    Mohamed Ibrahim

    22. Finding Our Power Together: Working with Indigenous Youth and Children during COVID-19

    Nicole Ineese-Nash

    23. Advocating for Health and Well-Being

    Sara Jassemi

    24. Covid-19 and Intergenerational Anxiety and Trauma

    Cecilia M. Jevitt

    25. The Longer-Term Ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic for Children, Families, and Their Communities

    Daniel Ji and Grant Charles

    26. The Crisis of Loss and Moral Injury – Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on Teenagers and Healthcare Workers

    Richard La Fleur

    27. COVID-19: Effects of the Shutdown on Children and Families in Child and Youth Care Services in Germany

    Maya Lorch and Dunja Fuchs

    28. Engagement Redefined: Children and Youth without parental Care during and post Covid-19, India

    Kiran Modi and Leena Prasad

    29. Covid: What’s Next for Indigenous People?

    Marie Nightbird

    30. Challenges for Indigenous Children and Youth

    Ashley Quinn

    31. Covid-19 Fares Gently with Children and Youngsters, but They Bear a Large Burden Due to the Lock down of the Society

    Charlotte Reedtz

    32. COVID-19, the Opioid Epidemic and the Housing Crisis

    Lydia Rezene

    33. A Unique Experience

    Jordan Risidore

    34. COVID-19 and Youth in Detention

    William Rowe

    35. Renewed Grammars of Care: A(n Abbreviated) Case for the End of "the Service Provider"

    Juanita Stephen and Nataleah Hunter-Young

    36. Coronavirus and Youth

    Curren Warf

    37. Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Future of Children and Young People

    Khadijah Williams

    38. Galvanizing Solidarity Through Chaos: Policing, Surveillance and the Impact of COVID-19 on Black Canadian Youth

    Keisha Evans and Lesa Francis


    Grant Charles is a social work professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada and the managing editor of Child & Youth Services.

    Kiaras Gharabaghi is the dean, Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and specializes in child and youth care practices locally and globally.

    Shadan Hyder is a community activist and child and youth care practitioner in Toronto, Canada with a diploma, Bachelor and Masters degrees in Child and Youth Care.

    Ashley Quinn is an Indigenous social work professor at the University of Toronto, Canada.