AIR’s COVID-19 Response and Resources
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. This virus, also known as COVID-19, has dramatically changed the lives of people around the globe, touching all aspects of life, from health care to education to the economy. In this new world of rapidly changing information about the virus, AIR seeks to be a source of evidence-based information that examines and begins to understand the various complexities of this crisis.
AIR’s Experts Address Issues Raised by the Pandemic
AIR’s experts take an evidence-based approach to their research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance work on a daily basis. For our latest podcast series, AIR Informs, AIR experts explore the different ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our lives and how we can address the challenges it presents.
Episode #1: Focusing on Facts and Evidence During a Health Crisis, with Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar
Episode #2: Opportunities for Learning and Development in Out-of-School Time, with Deb Moroney
Episode #3: The Science of Safe, Supportive Learning at Home, with David Osher
Episode #3: The Science of Safe, Supportive Learning at Home
With so many children now participating in online or distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever to have a safe, supportive learning environment at home to help with students’ academic success and well-being. AIR Vice President and Institute Fellow David Osher explains the science of learning and development, as well as how parents can create this environment at home while their children are away from school.
While schools are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, out-of-school time programs and employees continue to support students and provide child care—especially for parents who can’t work from home—while still complying with local policies and practicing social distancing. AIR managing director and youth development expert Deborah Moroney shares what parents should know about out-of-school time programs and resources to support students while they’re not in school.
With the major changes the coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced people across the world to address, it can be hard to cut through the noise to find reliable, evidence-based information. Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, a practicing physician, researcher, and director of the AIR Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES), provides some insights for navigating the crisis while avoiding a sense of panic.