Every household across America has been impacted in some way by the Corona Virus. This may be due to stay-at-home orders, school cancellations, social distancing, a positive COVID-19 test, or an exposure to a person with a positive COVID-19 test. Youth who would normally be in the classroom could now be in a situation where they are exposed to parental or caregiver substance use, possession, distribution, manufacturing, or cultivation of both legal and illegal drugs. Many states have allowed liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries to remain open as essential businesses, increasing access and availability at a time when many individuals are facing uncertainties.
During this difficult time, teachers have quickly adapted and are connecting with their students virtually and can identify children who may be at risk in a time when no one may have eyes on them.
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