August 27 Aug 27
Thursday Thu

Supporting Children in the Time of COVID-19

A School Based Approach to Health & Wellbeing

Thursday, August 27, 2020

8:00-10:00am PST / 4:00-6:00pm BST 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several support structures for children and their families have been disrupted. Underserved communities who were already disadvantaged prior to the pandemic now face further setbacks with regards to accessing digital resources, mental health services, food and housing support, and remote learning. On the frontlines of this battle are our educators who are grappling with the complexities of how to support their students during these uncertain times.

The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences in partnership with Born in Bradford and the Centre for Applied Education Research cordially invite you to join a virtual conference where we will learn how researchers in the US and UK are tackling these issues. This multidisciplinary conference will bring together researchers, school leaders, and local policy makers from Yorkshire and the Bay Area to share evidence that can inform teachers, children, and their families as we work together to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also provide opportunities for shared evidence generation and collaboration across thematic areas and geographies.

Submit conference questions here

The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) was founded in 2015 with a mission to improve the health of populations by bringing together diverse disciplines and data. PHS aims to address a wide variety of social, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors affecting health both on a domestic and global scale.

Born in Bradford is a prospective pregnancy and birth cohort study of over 30,000 Bradfordians established to examine how genetic, nutritional, environmental, behavioral, and social factors affect health and development. The initiative was developed in close consultation with local communities, clinicians, and policy makers with the goal of informing interventions in the City of Bradford and generating robust research relevant to similar communities in the UK and across the world.

The Centre for Applied Education Research (CAER) was created via the Bradford Opportunity Area and is committed to using research to empower schools to provide the best possible education and start in life for their pupils.  CAER is a partnership between the Bradford Institute of Health Research, the Universities of Leeds and Bradford, the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the Department for Education, the Local Authority, the Bradford Research School and the Educational Endowment Foundation.