Back-To-School: How To Help Students Navigate the Challenges of Dealing With COVID-19

Aug 31, 2020


We discuss how to handle the inevitable challenges that students and families will have to deal with as they return to school—whether it’s online or in-person. We’ll address the range of issues, from mental health and anxiety to the effects of mask-wearing and distancing—especially on younger kids and those with special needs.


Chris McLaughlin, associate vice president of community and pediatric services, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

Bear Shea, mental health/school counseling specialist, Maine Department of Education

Erin Frazier (call-in), state director of special services, Maine Departmentof Education 

Maggie Bordeau (call-in), lead pediatrician, Southern Maine Health Care

Clare Harrington (call-in), K-2 math specialist in the MSAD 51 Cumberland/North Yarmouth school district