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Helping Homebound Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak   [open pdf - 235KB]

From the Document: "Emergency measures, such as requiring that children remain at home are critical methods to limit the spread of infection from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Despite its positive public health benefits, for an individual child, being homebound can serve as an opportunity to spend time with family, but also can result in insufficient physical activity, irregular sleep patterns, weight gain, and decreased fitness. As many parents know, boredom and frustration are common during time required to be home and inside. The lifestyle changes may also contribute to social isolation from peers and teachers, anxiety, and tension among family members due to a lack of personal space at home. Importantly, public fear about COVID-19 that stigmatizes and scapegoats specific populations can further increase a child's and family's sense of isolation. Clinicians and parents can consider the following approaches to better manage homebound periods for children and families."

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2020?
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: https://www.cstsonline.org/
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pdf
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