Elaine Johannes -- Youth, Families, and COVID-19
On the cusp of our first full academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 students and parents are facing many tough decisions about how, when, and especially, where the next 9 months of education will happen. These decisions will have ramifications not just for education, but also for cognitive and social development, and family relationships. Elaine Johannes, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University. She is also the K-State Research and Extension specialist in youth development, adolescent health and community engagement. Johannes discusses some of the things she will be watching for, and previews an upcoming series of workshops in Manhattan, Kansas.