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How can we help children adjust to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond?

Lead Researcher: Dr Suja SomanadhanUCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

What is the issue?

While children experienced the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their health and wellbeing, as well as their sense of safety, they were also capable of responding positively and creatively to the challenges presented, helping themselves and others to survive and thrive in taxing times.

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What will the impact be?

By identifying ways in which children have been active and engaged, and in doing so have maintained a sense of safety and self-efficacy, the findings from COVISION will inform strategies to develop long-term resilience in the face of future pandemics and disasters.

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What has COVISION done?

The COVISON project explored strategies in the home and community, where children’s creative and innovative responses had helped them and their friends and families adjust to changes during and after the pandemic. It also looked at how children’s actions in the pandemic helped others in their community to adjust to changes.

Our Mission

Project Overview

“Project COVISION will enable us to connect with children from across the globe and to learn from their life experiences. This can provide indicators for potential early interventions and recommendations for future research, and can help promote positive community actions and responses during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.”

- Lead Researcher Dr Suja Somanadhan.

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