Research Review: Examining harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures on parents and carers in the United Kingdom: A rapid review

Bringing you some selected Open Access journal papers from our portfolio; The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP), Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal (CAMH), and JCPP Advances.

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Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Background – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, school closures meant that for many households, home and school environments became intertwined. Parents and carers found themselves taking on the role as de-facto educators, as well as balancing working from home and caring for additional members of the household. Understanding the full extent of the effects incurred by parents and carers during school closures is vital to identifying and supporting vulnerable families. This rapid review aimed to appraise the available evidence on the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK parents and carers.

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Authors; Hope Christie, Lucy V. Hiscox, Sarah L. Halligan, Cathy Creswell

First published: 19 August 2022

doi.org/10.1002/jcv2.12095

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Podcast with Dr. Hope Christie on ‘Harmful Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parents and Carers’

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