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Back-To-School: How Can Parents Support Their Child’s Mental Health As They Head To In-Person School?

Published August 13, 2021 at 9:29 AM PDT
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A woman adjusts a child's mask after they after they ice-skated on the last day at the Wollman ice skating rink now closed in Central Park New York on February 21, 2021.

COVID-19 AMA: Booster Vaccines, Proof of Vaccinations And More

Covid Update (8/13/21)

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Annabelle De St. Maurice M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases and the co-chief infection prevention officer at University of California Los Angeles/Mattel Children’s hospital.

Topics today include:

  • FDA approves booster vaccine for immunocompromised people
  • Israel rolls out boosters for people over 50
  • AEG -owned events (Coachella and Stagecoach) to require COVID vaccine
  • San Francisco to mandate proof of full vaccinations for indoor events
  • Delta variant leaves Angelenos reassessing their lives
  • Contra Costa County to pay $100 for COVID vaccine referrals
  • The term “Breakthrough Infections” and the concerns of vaccine effectiveness

Back-To-School: How Can Parents Support Their Child’s Mental Health As They Head To In-Person School?

Child Mental Health (8/13/21)

Since the onset of the pandemic, young children and adolescents have experienced higher levels of anxiety and depression— trends that will likely continue to affect young people for years to come.

Many adolescents have experienced loss during the pandemic, or have been understandably fearful of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Other young people have become more addicted to digital devices, have spent long periods of time isolated from friends, or are struggling to adapt to being back in a more structured classroom environment. How can parents best support their child during this time? We’re joined by Melissa Winfield, licensed clinical psychologist at Here Counseling in downtown Los Angeles, to discuss. Share your questions or comments with us at 866-893-5722.

FilmWeek: ‘CODA,’ ‘The Lost Leonardo,’ ‘Respect’ And More

FilmWeek Reviews (8/13/21)

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Claudia Puig and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.

  • "CODA," at the Alamo Drafthouse (DTLA), Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena) and The Landmark (West LA); Apple TV+; expands to additional Laemmle’s theaters over the next couple of weeks
  • "Searching for Mr. Rugoff," at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center
  • "Free Guy," in wide release
  • "The Lost Leonardo," at the Landmark (West LA)
  • "Respect," in wide release
  • "Don't Breathe 2," in wide release
  • "Under the Volcano," on VOD (including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and Google Play) Aug. 17

Why The Long-Awaited ‘Evangelion’ Finale Is A Big Moment For Fans, Plus Does The Ending Meet Expectations?

FilmWeek Evangelion (8/13/21)

It’s a film anime fans have been waiting more than two decades for. “Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time” is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It’s the fourth theatrical installment based off of the watershed 1990’s TV series. This is the grand finale so to speak. Our animation authority Charles Solomon explains the evolution of “Evangelion,” why it’s an important moment for fans and how the conclusion holds up. Read Charles’ piece in the New York Times here.

‘CODA’ Director On Challenging Her Own Gaze And How Some Of The Most Important Scenes Came Together

FilmWeek CODA Interview (8/13/21)

KPCC’s John Horn sat down with Sian Heder, the director of the new film “CODA.” CODA stands for child of deaf adults. In the film, Ruby, who is a CODA, is the only hearing member of her family. She’s her family’s interpreter to the hearing world but finds herself caught between them and her passion for singing. Our own John Horn talked with Director Sian Heder about the film, how some of the scenes came together and how working with the cast challenged her own assumptions and approach.

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