We’re a few months into coping with the COVID-19 pandemic — though it probably feels like so much longer.
Your Scouts’ summer adventures might have been cancelled; you might feel frustrated navigating life at home or going out in public; you might be examining your and your family’s mental health like never before.
The Boy Scouts of America reached out to several experts to provide some insights and awareness on how to deal with these challenging times. They are:
- Jennifer Daer Shields, child psychologist at the Center for Childhood Abuse and Neglect
- Lori Poland, executive director of the National Foundation to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect
- Dr. Scott Krugman, vice chair of the department of pediatrics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
- Debbie F. Plotnick, vice president of Mental Health and Systems Advocacy, Mental Health America
- Dr. Richard Krugman, distinguished professor at the University of Colorado, Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe, dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, founder of the National Foundation to End Childhood Abuse and Neglect
- Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Keep in mind that their advice should not be used to diagnose health conditions. Reach out to a professional health provider to address specific concerns you may have.