Long-term consequences of trauma faced by young adults during Covid-19 pandemic
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The youth of our country is the future of our country it's time we take the proper steps to invest in the young. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “(COVID-19) can affect young adults directly and indirectly. Beyond getting sick, many young adults' social, emotional, and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic.
Trauma faced at this developmental stage may have long-term consequences across their lifespan." Young adults, teenagers, and children especially colored children are having a hard time adjusting to new life being in quarantine. Growing up, the interaction between peers positively impacts brain growth, you learn how to interact with other people, how to communicate and develop relations with your peers.
Not enough homeless children, colored youth, or young adults are receiving the resources needed to be helped through a time that has never happened in the history of the United States. There will be blowback from how ill-prepared we were as a society to deal with issues Covid-19 has given us. As teenagers, most of your friends are from high school you go to or went to.
None of our youth right now are going to the movie theaters, restaurants and young adults aren't going to bars. All of these activities are crucial for the development of the young to learn in order to be viable contributors to society. The authors of Coping with the Covid-19 Crisis say,
“This participation is important for young people to develop critical knowledge and skills, as well as for them to experience a sense of purpose.” The mental well-being of most of our teenagers growing up in the digital age is having a hard time adjusting to not being able to have human interaction.Homeless shelters that specifically help out children, teenagers, and young adults are at max capacity.
If these young kids do not have enough resources to help feed their belly’s how can we expect them to want to go to school and receive an online education. The authors from The Lancet wrote an article about the vulnerability of children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
They wrote, "school food programs benefit 85 million children, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization assessed that these programs constitute one of the most reliable daily sources of food for around 10 million children.” As our colored teens, homeless children, and poverty-stricken young look for help and resources to help cope with the pandemic.
These less than fortunate children do not have proper family support systems, no financial freedom, and little to no access to resources that can help them. The exclusion of poverty-stricken young around the world is wrong and as our leaders fight for the power of a country our youth will fail and so forth will the future of our societies.
I say all this because I have a 3-year-old and wasn't born during COVID but have to suffer all of the effects of COVID. He's really smart but he can only learn so much from being home and not around others.
What are people supposed to do when it's time for their kids to go out in the real world? Citations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.