Communities throughout the United States were devastated by the COVID-19 virus. For instance, the mortality rates are higher within Black and Latina/o communities compared to the overall United States population. The pandemic represents another problem that will contribute to anxiety disorders and depression among Black and Latina/o students. How we combat these issues is important. During the 2020-2021 school year millions of students returned to schools and some struggled to adjust because of the traumatic experiences associated with COVID-19. Students will need the support of administrators, teachers, and mental health practitioners. For this reason, this review of literature examined the mental health challenges Black and Latina/o students encountered prior to and during the pandemic. Further, the authors developed recommendations for school leaders, mental health specialists, and teachers while providing important resources. Overall leaders can use the article as a roadmap to navigate the challenges at PreK-12 schools.
Walker, Larry; Sullivan, Michelle; and Stewart-Walker, Nicola
"Leadership Matters: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Black and Latina/o Students in a Post COVID-19 World,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 8:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol8/iss1/3
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