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During this increasingly unnerving era, talking to kids about tragedies is even more essential

Orange County Register, April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

During this increasingly unnerving era, talking to kids about tragedies is even more essential

Jessica Borelli, an associate professor of psychological science at UC Irvine and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in parent-child relationships and children’s mental health [said], “Kids have been really struggling this year,” she said in reference to the pandemic. “Certain kids have experienced a lot of mental health outcomes, and they may not be able to handle what they may perceive as another big, scary thing.”