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Virtual Grand Rounds: Back to School during a Pandemic: Supporting the mental and physical health of kids from the primary care office

September 3, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Sarah Jerstad, PhD, LP

Supporting transgender and gender-diverse youth going back to school

The start of the school year is bringing on many mixed emotions for students, especially for transgender and gender diverse youth. Learn how you can support them as they go back to school, whether they go back virtually or in-person.

Asian-American youth struggling with COVID-19 and racism

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging time for the nation and the rest of the world. Fears surrounding COVID-19 have led to racist thoughts and attacks on Asian-Americans. Here are tips for parents to help Asian-American youth.

Going back to school safely

School will look much different this fall as Minnesota continues to make careful choices to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

How is COVID-19 affecting college students?

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, and her daughter Carly—who is about to start her freshman year at college—joined WCCO to give advice to families who may have a child going to college during COVID-19.

Back-to-school safety tips

From crossing the road as a pedestrian to biking to school, remember to discuss these important safety issues before sending your child back to school.

How to support transgender and gender diverse students this fall

These tips can help parents, school staff, school administrators and allies support transgender and gender-diverse students at their schools as they return to a new school year.

Healthy and creative back-to-school lunches

Parents are getting ready to send their kids back to school. They’re busy filling backpacks with supplies for the first day of school. It’s also important for parents to think about the lunches and snacks they’ll send with their children to help power through the school day.

Nutrition tips for busy back to school activities

Lindsey Smith, RD, LD

boy sleeping peacefully on bed in dark bedroom.

Tips for healthy sleep schedules

Six tips to help your child ease into his or her school-time sleep schedule and maintain healthy sleep habits throughout the year.