Experts at Brookings remind readers that the 16 percent of children growing up in poverty in the United States might never be able to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic. Financial distress and toxic stress in the early years have long-term negative consequences, and disruptions in emotional and social development will be harmful for both young children and adolescents. One of the significant lessons learned from previous economic crises is that fear and uncertainty about the future can damage family and child well-being independent of the visible economic impacts of a crisis. #covid-19 #mentalhealth
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