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Impact of COVID-19 on Child Mental Health: Policies, Evidence, and Future Questions

Bonnie T. Zima, MD, MPH
Professor in Residence, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry • Vice Chair for Faculty Development • Associate Chair for Academic Affairs • Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Services and Society • UCLA Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior


Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Be knowledgeable about the scientific debate regarding reopening schools
  • Be knowledgeable of recent research findings related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child mental health and acute mental health service use
  • Engage in a discussion that identifies areas for future research that are relevant to pediatric clinical practice
  • Be familiar with the extent of evidence supporting school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify gaps in existing research related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child mental health and service use
  • Identify at least one area for future research that could align with an NIH notice of special interest


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and pharmacists who participate in this activity.

Event Details

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