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The impact of COVID-19 on children and their caregivers: an international perspective

Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Price: free

The impact of COVID-19 on children and their caregivers: an international perspective

The Developing Minds Lab will be hosting a virtual event that focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of children with and without Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their caregivers. During the webinar, we will share the current research from our lab and other academic institutions to gain an international perspective on children's experiences facing a pandemic in different countries, cultures, and educational settings.

The evening will start with a talk from Dr. Birsu Kandemirci, Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Kingston University, focusing on young children and their caregivers' lockdown experiences in Turkey and England. Together with her collaborator Dr. Hale Ögel-Balaban, from Istanbul Bahcesehir University Psychology Department, they will talk about the different lockdown restrictions in the two countries and discuss parental efficacy and satisfaction during these challenging times. This will be followed by a talk from Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, an expert in the field of visual impairment and Director of Research at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), who will present part of her current research on the changes in education routines during COVID-19 and their effects on the mental health of students with visual impairments and their families. This virtual event will close with a presentation from Ms. Ifigeneia Manitsa, Psychology Researcher in the Department of Psychology at Kingston University London, focusing on the importance of the provision of appropriate support to students with and without SEN, their teachers and parents in these challenging times. There will be time to discuss issues raised from the talks throughout the event.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Elisa Back
Email: E.Back@kingston.ac.uk