Responding to Covid-19: Planning for Trauma-Informed Assessment in Schools -
a Report by the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health
When children are exposed to a traumatic event such as COVID-19, their individual interpretation and reaction is determined by the interactions among their history of trauma exposure, environmental factors, and personal factors. For some, the impact of the pandemic may be minimal whereas it will be substantial for others. In school, reactions to COVID-19 may manifest itself in many different ways across academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical domains, and will vary based on developmental stage.