Coexisting with COVID-19: Are the Kids Gonna Be Alright?

January 14, 2021 6:30 pm


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In this episode, we’ll talk with experts about how kids have fared during the pandemic. From lockdowns, to home school, from the lack of school shootings, to friend group bubbles, we’ll hear from experts on the challenges and possible surprise benefits the lockdown has had on today’s youth. Featuring Jill Locke and Janine Jones; moderated by Hanson Hosein.




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About the panel

Janine Jones

Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education, University of Washington

Janine M. Jones, PhD, NCSP, LP is a Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Washington. Her research and clinical work center on providing culturally responsive mental health interventions for school age youth. She specializes in the integration of cultural factors that are associated with resilience in racially diverse youth. Her research and clinical work also include the study of racial identity and belonging as critical elements in school engagement for youth of color. Dr. Jones is an author and the editor of The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A primer for practice, training, and research. She is a licensed psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Jill Locke

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Jill Locke is an Associate Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the School Mental Health Assessment Research and Training (SMART) Center Co-Director, a licensed child psychologist, and research affiliate at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center. To date, her research has focused on the: 1) presentation of social impairment for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in inclusive school settings; 2) identification of best practices for youth with ASD; and 3) understanding of successful implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for youth with ASD in public school settings. She is currently the: 1) principal investigator of an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant (R324A200033) to examine evidence-based practice use to support youth with autism in inclusive settings; and 2) site PI of a Health Resources Services Administration Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIRB) grant (UT3MC39436 PI: Kasari) to develop and test an implementation strategy (UNITED) to support the uptake and implementation of three evidence-based interventions that focus on early intervention, school-aged children, and adolescents with autism with the goal of promoting access and services for underrepresented and under resourced communities. Her experiences have highlighted the importance of collaborating with public schools and the reality of working within the constraints of publicly funded systems, their timeline (e.g. school calendar year), and with their personnel.

Liliana Lengua

Director, The Center for Child and Family Well-being, University of Washington

Liliana J. Lengua, PhD, is a child clinical psychologist studying the effects of stress and adversity on children, examining risk and protective factors that contribute to children’s resilience or vulnerability. She examines children’s neurobiological stress responses, temperament, coping, parenting and family contexts as risk and protective factors that account for the effects of adversity on children’s social, emotional and academic well-being.  She has been an investigator on several federally-funded projects examining the development of executive function (NICHD), the effects of low income, neighborhood, family, and parenting  on neurobiological systems of self-regulation, and their effects on preschool and preadolescent children’s social, emotional and academic development (NICHD, NIMH), neighborhood, family and peer effects on adolescent substance use (NIDA), and childhood risk factors for the emergence of adult mental health problems (NIDA). Dr. Lengua is the author of over 100 published papers. She serves on the steering committee for the CDC funded Washington State Essentials for Childhood Initiative, collaborated with the Harvard Center for the Developing Child’s Frontiers of Innovation, and has served on the board of trustees for Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit anti-poverty organization.

About the moderator

Hanson Hosein

Co-Founder, UW Communication Leadership

Hanson Hosein is a trusted convener and education leader. He is the Co-Founder of the Communication Leadership master’s program at the University of Washington and the President of HRH Media Group LLC, a media production and communications strategy firm that has worked with organizations such as REI, Factal, Microsoft, Tableau Software, and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Hanson is presently intent on recalibrating the power dynamic between people and technology as Co-Principal of MIRA! — Mobilize Innovation, Reimagine Agency — a community-first approach to learning and innovation. He’s also developing new curriculum around emergent leadership for a variety of organizations.

Hanson’s work as an early practitioner of multimedia storytelling is documented in his “Storyteller Uprising” book: as an Emmy and Overseas Press Club award-winning journalist for NBC News, a solo TV war correspondent with MSNBC and CBC and as a documentary director whose “Independent America” films have been streamed and broadcast worldwide. While at the UW, Hanson has also been recognized as Seattle’s “Most Influential” as he engages publicly with the region’s leaders on-camera and on-stage. He’s the host of the university’s “Co-Existing with COVID-19” Public Lectures series, and leads conversations on misinformation in partnership with the UW Center for an Informed Public. Hanson has law degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris, and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

Watch Hanson’s TEDx talk “Why I drop the mic” and his Creative Mornings presentation on Creativity and Compassion.

About the Series

Moderated by Hanson Hosein

The Graduate School’s Office of Public Lectures, in partnership with faculty from Population Health, the Communications Leadership program within the Department of Communication, and many others, will host a weekly panel titled “Coexisting with COVID-19.”

Join moderator Hanson Hosein Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for 30-minute livestream talks featuring 2-3 faculty from across the UW. The series is presented free of charge; advance registration required.

Want to catch up on an episode you missed? Visit our Coexisting with COVID-19 episode archive to watch previous installments.

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