Collection: Psycho-educational effects of the coronavirus emergency

Practice / Intervention

Empowering Children Through School Re-Entry Activities After the COVID-19 Pandemic



The isolation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing both physical and mental health concerns for children worldwide. When the pandemic is over, schools and kindergartens represent a crucial context that can play an important role in promoting young people’s well-being. This paper presents a school re-entry program aimed at creating an arena where children can process emotions, rediscover interpersonal connections, and develop an awareness of effective coping strategies. For all kindergarten, primary and middle school students, suggestions for evaluating the effectiveness of the program based on its educational and psycho-social components are given. School is an ideal setting to deliver these activities to children as it represents return to their daily routine. Schools also provide equal access to resources and reach children belonging to at-risk socio-economic categories and cultural minorities. Two printable activity packs are provided as additional materials for teachers who want to recreate or adapt the presented activities for their own contexts.


Covid-19coronaviruschildrenschool re-entrysocio-emotional processingstresscopingclassroom activity
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 64–82
  • DOI: 10.5334/cie.17
  • Submitted on 28 Apr 2020
  • Accepted on 8 May 2020
  • Published on 15 May 2020
  • Peer Reviewed