Reflecting on 2 Years of Pandemic Stress and Adaptation

The ZERO TO THREE Journal | Vol 42 No 3

March 2022 marks the start of the third year of living with and working through the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked to describe how they are feeling at this juncture, many people describe being “weary,” “burned-out,” and “over it.” The term “pandemic fatigue” proliferates across the media and seems to encapsulate a collective sense of exhaustion, frayed nerves, and a desperate desire for the pandemic to end. These feelings may be magnified in professionals working in helping fields, who experience the pandemic on dual levels: both in their personal lives and circumstances, and again through the lives and experiences of those whom they serve.

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Table of Contents

Pg 5-Warm Connections: Addressing Mental Health Risk Factors for Postpartum Caregivers by Increasing Social Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ashley Sward, Jennifer King, Kelly Glaze, Susanne Klawetter, and Karen A. Frankel

Pg 11-Vaccine Hesitancy and Trauma-Informed Care: Developing a Sensitive Organizational Response

Gina DelJones, Hannah Pomales, Erica Y. Rodriguez, Alicia Mendez, Emily Bosk, and Michael J. MacKenzie

Pg 19-PERSPECTIVES: Emerging Research Listening to Parent Voices: How Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in Relationship-Based Services

Elizabeth Myung Sook Krause and Beth L. Green

Pg 24- Pivoting During a Pandemic: Innovative Strategies for Supporting Young Children in Primary Care

Melissa Buchholz, Kelly Glaze, Catherine Wolcott, and Ayelet Talmi

Pg 31-PERSPECTIVES: Reflections From the Field Beware the Ides of March: How the Pandemic Changed the Way Home-Based Child Care Providers Do Business

Eileen Manoukian

Pg 37-Social Skill Development of Young Children Amid the Pandemic

Alyssa S. Meuwissen

Pg 44-Working With Families During COVID-19: Identifying Challenges, Finding Resources, and Adapting Family Engagement Coaching

Katie Kao, John Hornstein, Mindy Rosengarten, Portia Kennel, Mindy Zapata, and Catherine Ayoub

Pg 53-COVID-19–Related Stressors in Parents and Toddlers: Changes in Mothers’ Perceptions Over Time

Kristyn Wong, Jessica L. Riggs, Megan M. Julian, Alissa C. Huth-Bocks, Maria Muzik, Katherine L. Rosenblum, and Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research

Also in This Issue

Pg 2-This Issue and Why It Matters

Stefanie Powers

Pg 4-ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 Professionals: Understanding the P-5 Competency Domains

Pg 61-A Transformative Journey Toward Diversity-Informed Care: Creating a Holistic, Empowering, Adaptive, and Reflective Service-Delivery Model

Neena McConnico, Courtney Bailey, Stacy Normand, and Michelle Trevino-Talbot

Pg 71-In Memoriam: Jeree H. Pawl

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