Children in Lockdown: Learning the Lessons of Pandemic Times acknowledges the constant change and adaptation that was required in real time and the reverberations that continue today. It provides the basis for a start to the discussion about the effects of Covid-19 on families and everyone involved with ‘school life’. International contributions from children, parents, teachers, educational psychologists, and social workers include observations from the UK, Singapore, South Africa, and the USA; stories from children, parents, social workers, and family support workers; and application of a wide range of theory, including psychodynamics, organisational change models, crisis management, and neuropsychology.
The book’s inclusion of surveys and case studies will appeal to professionals and those working with children and young people in education and communities. The quality materials it contains from primary and secondary sources means it will be useful for students training to be educational psychologists, teachers, and social workers. The light it sheds on the ramifications for our young people will be helpful for parents and all who care for children and young people.