Participant 084 Community Conversations Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this interview, Participant 84 shares that their life changed in all aspects due to COVID-19, including their children not being able to go to school and needing to take on the role of being teacher and parent. They share about feeling terrified for their family when the pandemic started, and describe the stress of having their children at home all the time while caring for a newborn. They express sadness due to isolating from family and friends, and challenges from strained finances and limited supplies due to unemployment. They found support from family and community programs, and despite the challenges of COVID-19, the participant felt they forged a stronger bond with their family.


Atlantic Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic, Unpredictability, Social and Economic Factors, Resilience, Relationships, Social Disconnect - Social Isolation and Loneliness, Childcare Arrangements, Social Re-Connect, Positive Outlook, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Self-Care Strategies, Religion or Spirituality, Social Pods, Education, Perceived Politicization of Public Health Response, View of NJ Government's Response to the Pandemic, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Parents or Guardians or Caregivers Functioning as Teachers, Challenges with Remote Schooling_Virtual Learning for Children, Older Persons, Maternal Health