Apr 25, 2022
Dr. Jacqueline Leighton
COVID-19 and Our Children
Rotary Club of Edmonton West Virtual Meeting
Monday, April 25 @ 12:00 pm
Topic: Dr. Leighton - COVID-19 and our Children

Time: Apr 25, 2022 12:00 PM Edmonton
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Meeting ID: 837 2821 0427.

The last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures have been devastating for many children's social, emotional and academic wellness.  Health directives that have included intermittent school closures and virtual learning, have hurt the most vulnerable children. As duty bearers in children's lives, adults need to own this and be aware that their outsized fears and risks have hurt children. Adults must now improve this devastation for children as they go back to school and resume their emotional lives.  
 Jacqueline P. Leighton is a professor and registered psychologist in human cognition and development. Working at the University of Alberta for over 20 years, her training in psychology and psychometrics have led to numerous studies and publications that carefully scrutinize conventional wisdom about measures and data regarding human wellness.