How Does Climate Change Affect Children's Mental Health?
May 27, 2021 from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Cosponsored with Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable, Health & Environmental Funders Network, and Environmental Grantmakers Association
Climate change is affecting mental health in myriad ways—from coping with the stressors of trauma to the compounded stress and daily dread of living on a planet in peril. For children, there can be a sense of loss, both the real loss of places, things, and relationships that are important to them and the perceived loss associated with impending disaster. This webinar explored both the effects of climate change on children's mental health and the variety of approaches funders can take to build children's resiliency and support the connections with community, adults, and educators that help children cope with uncertainty.
This webinar is the first of a series of conversations on environmental justice, climate change, and children’s health in partnership with the Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable, Health & Environmental Funders Network, and Environmental Grantmakers Association.