BACK TO SCHOOL
Students are slowly being allowed to return to school grounds, but keeping them safe may be the most difficult assignment of the year.
The reopening of schools will provide the necessary food variety and routine some children have lacked over the past year, UCLA Health experts say.
‘We need to help kids think about why things are different now and what precautions schools are taking,’ says psychologist Melissa Brymer
Districts must have approved safety plans, but it also will take vigilance on the part of families
Kids may be missing out on traditional back-to-school benefits, but there are other opportunities for growth
Some children depend on hot meal programs at school. Our nutrition experts share advice for healthy options.
How should teens deal with anxiety, frustration and fear for the future?
One tool for success is structure, but also a willingness to adjust as needed.
Learn how to help children with special needs adjust to being at home for the start of the school year.
It will be a surreal first day of school in Southern California as students embark on a new year from a computer screen at home.
Meet Our Experts
Annabelle de St. Maurice, MD, MPHCo-chief Infection Prevention OfficerUCLA Health
Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPHPediatric infectious disease specialistUCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
Shangxin Yang, PhDPathologistUCLA Health
Shilpa Baweja, LCSW, PhDDevelopmental psychologistUCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Cynthia Whitham, LCSWDevelopmental psychologistUCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Matthew FlesockExecutive DirectorUCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind
Melissa Brymer, PhDDirector of Terrorism & Disaster ProgramsUCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.George Tarjan Distinguished Professor of PsychiatryUCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Laura McMullin, PhDClinical Curriculum DeveloperDMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence
Erin MorseChief Clinical DietitianUCLA Health
Michael Wetter, PsyDChild and adolescent psychologistDirector of Psychological ServicesNourish for Life and Medical Stabilization Program
Anuradha Seshadri, MD, MSPediatrician and internistUCLA Health
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