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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

Returning to School Safe and Strong: Webinar Series

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At Children’s National Hospital, we care about kids’ health. All of our physicians, nurses, researchers and allied health staff are devoted to pediatric care. As parents and schools grapple with the difficult decision on how – and whether – to bring kids back into the classroom, we are here to help schools safely reopen, monitor and adapt throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are compiling the latest guidance, sharing our experience and tapping our experts to help you understand how to keep kids safe, healthy and engaged as stay-at-home restrictions lift.

Upcoming Webinars

What to Expect and How to Prepare for a First Day of School Like No Other

The unusual end to the last school year led to many school staff not seeing their students for months. This is a new experience for everyone and, with no playbook, schools are embarking on a first day of school unlike any other. Tune in for a panel discussion with Children’s National doctors Nathaniel Beers, M.D., and Angela Fletcher, Psy.D., about what to expect with virtual learning in the new school year and what to look forward to with in-person learning in the future.
Panelists: Nathaniel Beers, M.D.
Angela Fletcher, Psy.D.

Date/Time: Friday, August 14, 11:30 a.m.

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Empowering Adult Anchors: Addressing Teacher Anxiety

While the start of the school year is typically an exciting time for many of us, teachers are now presented with new challenges. Getting to know a whole new class of students online is less than ideal, but the alternative – returning to the classroom – comes with another set of challenges. Children’s National recognizes these feelings and will offer advice to empower and protect teachers, preparing them for a strong return to the school year.
Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 11:30 a.m.

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Meeting Student Needs: Viewing the Return to School Through a Developmental Lens

The worldwide pandemic impacts individual children differently. As the new school year gets underway, Children’s National experts will offer advice on how to view the pandemic through a developmental lens, and ways to welcome students of different ages, stages and abilities back to school.
Date/Time: Friday, August 28, 1 p.m.
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The Impact of Racism on Child Health

Children experience racism in community settings as well as in classrooms. And the country is having a national conversation about it. What does this mean for your school and your students? Hear from Children’s National experts about the impact of racism on child health and what you can do to support children and families.
Date/Time: Friday, September 11, 1 p.m.
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Returning to Sports: Tips and Insights from Orthopaedics Experts

While some sports have been delayed or seasons cancelled, others have continued on. How can teams and individuals safely train and practice during the worldwide pandemic, and what are the challenges that lie ahead for organized sports? Children's National orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers will weigh in on what they've seen and what the impacts of training or not training could be on young athletes. PLUS they will share information about the Children's National Fight for Children Sports Medicine Center opening later this year.
Date/Time: Friday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.
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How Will We Manage Flu Season and COVID-19?

When the coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S., the cold and flu season was nearly over. How will we manage coronavirus along with cold and flu season this fall and winter? Children’s National experts will discuss common winter illnesses and offer advice on how to manage the school setting to keep students and staff safe and healthy.
Date/Time: Friday, October 2, 1 p.m.
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Sign up to watch previously-recorded Returning to School webinars.