Public health authorities are urging citizens to practice “social distancing” in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. While these practices have the potential to arrest the spread of the virus, save lives, and reduce caseloads in the healthcare system, they also present new challenges to our already stretched social fabric. The sluggish and uncoordinated government response further erodes trust in public institutions, the evolution of work accelerates as many workers are told to work remotely, and the education – and social – lives of children are disrupted by school and child care center closures.
Please join us for Solidarity in the Age of Social Distancing: Covid-19 and our Stretched Social Fabric next Wednesday at 3 pm. Panelists Ian Marcus Corbin, Maria Romero, and Michael Tavani will discuss the long-term implications of coronavirus-driven changes to society and their impacts on the flourishing of children, families and communities. We are aiming to help us all orient to our new reality while also continuing to explore all of the drivers of change identified in Foundations for Flourishing Futures: A Look Ahead for Young Children and Families.