Effects of Stress on the Developing Child: Potential Pandemic Impacts
While there is widespread awareness of the rapid brain development in early childhood, the changes which occur during adolescence are often overlooked. Much of the behavior of pre-adolescents and adolescents can be attributed to maturation of the brain. These maturational changes are affected by life experiences, and the current Covid pandemic has potential to have significant impact on this generation of students. Implications for mitigating this impact will be discussed.