Terry Brooks is joined via phone by Dr. Joe Bargione, a licensed psychologist and a member of the Bounce Coalition‘s leadership team. During this podcast, both will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on kids and families, as well as tips and resources to cope with and overcome trauma related to a public health crisis. Dr. Bargione encourages parents and caregivers to review information from the CDC and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on coping with stress and talking to your children about the pandemic.

This is the first episode of a series of conversations where we examine the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kentucky kids and the systems that influence their lives – health care, education, early childhood education and care, child welfare, youth justice, economic security, and more.