Full course description
Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Adolescent/Secondary School Athletes
This webinar has two offerings. Attend the time that works best for you!
February 9, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mountain Time (+2 EST, -1 PST)
February 15, 2021 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mountain Time (+2 EST, -1 PST)
About This Webinar
Beyond the physical disruption of an athlete’s routine due to restrictions intended to mitigate disease transmission, mental health is being profoundly impacted. Circumstances unique to the adolescent athlete’s experience increase the likelihood of psychological stress, including peer isolation, family conflict, dysregulated routine, and concurrent emotional development, to name a few. In addition to the expected mental health challenges teen students frequently face, pandemic-specific symptoms should be identified and recognized by health care professionals who are in a position to assist and support. This course will review research findings, with the understanding that the short-term impact is still evolving, and the long-term impact is unknown.
This webinar is offered for 1.5 Category A CEUs
- Prepare for psychological needs of adolescent athletes affected by the pandemic
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of pandemic-related mental health concerns
- Identify appropriate interventions for adolescent athletes affected by pandemic-related mental health concerns