The coronavirus seems to spare most kids from illness, but its effect on their mental health is deepening

Roxane Cohen Silver, a social psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, specializes in human responses to mass trauma and has most closely studied the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. and the 2006 and 2010 earthquakes in Indonesia and Chile, respectively. … “The impact on a child’s sense of safety depends on the extent to which the family is affected,” Silver says.