March 17 2021
Majority of students involved in research project are coping with the stress and uncertainty of COVID-19
May 17, 2021
"Three out of 10 students are saying this is almost like a post-traumatic stress reaction that they're having. It's truly impacting their day-to-day functioning." - Dr Kelly Schwartz
March 30 2021
Schwartz’s study takes a cognitive approach to understand how grade 6–12 students’ attitudes of growth surrounding the pandemic within a school can lay foundations to pursue goals despite setbacks in their secondary years.
July 11, 2021
Still, the data showed stress levels among students did exceed the 'critical cutoff' for adolescents, where stress significantly increased from September 2020 to June 2021
March 30 2021
The preliminary findings suggest that overall, youth were doing well six months into the pandemic, and that differences in mental health may reflect pre-existing issues. The authors recommend a need for age- and gender-targeted COVID-19 public health messaging in Canada.
Feb 12 2021
“Kids are experiencing this like the rest of us. This has disrupted major areas of their life. Their social lives, their academic lives, and their families,” said Kelly Schwartz
Feb 4 2021
“You couldn’t construct kind of a worse experience for students to go back and forth, back and forth to school,” said Schwartz, “having their social relationships again cut off.”
January 2021 Issue Psymposium by PAAlberta
"As Alberta secondary students returned to school this Fall, we addressed this lack of evidence and asked students about their learning, health, mental health, and relationships as they returned to school."
Sept 28 2020
"We’re going to use this data and help schools use this data to actually support students."
June 6 2020
“One of the things that is really inspiring about some of the responses to adversities we’ve seen is how people are learning not only to take care of themselves, but finding ways to give back to others, to give back to the community. That is key to, I think, long-term resiliency."
Jan 4 2021
How are the students themselves handling the disruption? What are their feelings about their own personal learning, health, mental health, and relationships in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Can the students own perspectives be used to inform school and board decisions moving forward?
Nov 5 2020
Dr. Kelly Schwartz said this finding is particularly significant given the rapidly growing number of students being put into quarantine as COVID-19 cases are on the rise across Alberta