The present study examines COVID-19's negative impact on the lives of children and families. In the process disrupting the social determinants of health. In 2019, the virus swept the nation. As, a result, our education, which has students failing grades increasing by 70% (Lecher,2020), the lack of economic stability, which has many people without jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Built environments, health and community efforts were disrupted (Healthy People.gov). A review of the available research literature collected by the CDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the World Health Organization, Child Abuse and Neglect (C.A.N), and many more explains said impact. The findings indicate the impact COVID-19 has on children and families. Given the relationship between the social determinants of health. The conclusion points to the importance of mental health agencies as well as prevention/solution efforts to offset the negative impact of COVID-19.

Year Manuscript Completed

Winter 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Social Sciences

Document Type