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CDIS Faculty Affiliate, Natasha Crooks, PhD, RN, and colleagues explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black girls’ physical, psychological, and sexual development. Utilizing the social-ecological model findings revealed themes related to the individual-, interpersonal-, institutional-, and community-level changes that Black girls experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Black adolescent girls need opportunities to discuss the changes, receive relevant resources, and have spaces to support their physical, psychological, and sexual development. Systems such as families, schools, and clinics should implement programming to facilitate discussions around the impact of COVID-19 on Black girls.

Crooks N, Sosina W, Debra A, Donenberg G. The Impact of COVID-19 Among Black Girls: A Social-Ecological Perspective. J Pediatr Psychol. 2022 Feb 19:jsab139. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab139. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35182154.