Will the kids be all right?
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

Time: 1pm-2pm


How will this continued state of isolation during the pandemic affect the long-term mental health of children in California? If you’re a parent, teacher, care provider or guardian, join us as we explore this question and discuss the impact of this unprecedented time on our state’s youth.

CalMatters childhood issues reporter Elizabeth Aguilera will moderate the conversation about the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health, what behaviors to watch for in your child and how to help them cope with the stress of the pandemic.

This discussion will be structured around our participants. We’d love to hear from you before we meet.

What questions and comments do you have? Submit your feedback here and follow CalMatters on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the latest on mental health and other important issues in California.


  • Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, Surgeon General of California
  • Patricia Lozano, executive director of Early Edge California
  • Dr. Pedro Noguera, dean of the USC Rossier School of Education

Register for this free event HERE.

Registrants will receive a link prior to the event to access the livestream.




What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?


Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”


Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.


Social-awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them. We are all unique.


Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help.


Responsible decision-making: Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethics and safety.

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