Capstone project

The importance of food security and mental health access for students and families during the Covid-19 pandemic

The methods for remaining safe and socially distanced during the Covid-19 Pandemic has created a new array of problems for low-income families; namely the critical need for food security and mental health services. As a mother and future educator, I find it important that students and families are provided with resources to help them stay healthy and motivated to learn. The theoretical framework that I used in my research paper is Self-Study. In my findings I learned that food insecurity is directly related to suicidal ideation and feelings of anxiety in young students. As of today, government programs are helping to provide necessary food benefits to keep families safe. As educators we have a role to play in helping to mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic.

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