The Agony of Isolation

Archways Magazine - May 19, 2021

Since March of 2020, COVID-19 has put up barriers to normal life for all of us. For many children and teenagers, the effects of isolation – lockdowns, social distancing, bans on gatherings, distance learning – have been devastating. We asked Todd Karlin, Psy.D., chief program officer of Astor Services (a Catholic Charities of New York–affiliated agency serving children and families in the mid Hudson Valley and the Bronx), to give us an overview of what young people are facing and what parents and community members can do to help.