COVID-19 and College Students, featuring Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, MPH – Shrinking It Down
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When teens leave home for college, it’s natural for both parents and young adults to adjust to new lifestyles and living apart. But many college students unexpectedly returned home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this can pose challenges for families as they reestablish norms and expectations for living together. How can parents and young adults find the right balance between respect and independence during this time of uncertainty?
On today’s episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins, Associate Director of MGH’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program and parent to a college freshman, joins Gene to discuss what this transition means for college students, and how parents can help them process their feelings and concerns. Tune in for more!
Thank you for joining in this conversation. Have questions or comments about supporting college students during this pandemic? Write to us!
- Khadijah Watkins, MD, MPH (Massachusetts General Hospital)
- When Kids Leave Home: Part 1 (MGH Clay Center)
- Tips to Help College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic (McLean’s College Mental Health Program)
- Supporting College Students During the Covid-19 Crisis (MGH Psychiatry Academy)
- How To Help Kids Cope With Situational Anxiety (MGH Clay Center)
- Why Are Teens So Lonely and What Can They Do to Combat Loneliness? (MGH Clay Center)
- Self-Care in College (MGH Clay Center)
- I’m concerned about someone who may have an alcohol or substance use problem (JED Foundation)
- Q+A: Once You Have Discovered Your Teen is Using Pot, What’s the Next Step? (MGH Clay Center)
- That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief (Harvard Business Review)
- I Gotta Wash My Hands! (YouTube)
- Coronavirus and Family Mental Health (MGH Clay Center)
- Boston University Coronavirus Plan Includes Possible January 2021 Reopening (WBUR)
- Where To Turn (MGH Clay Center)
Episode produced by Sara Rattigan
Music by Gene Beresin
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