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How Are Teenagers Coping During Pandemic Times?

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The teenage years are a time for increasing independence, forming an identity outside the family, and connecting with like minded peers. For seniors in high school it's a time of milestones and excitement for the future. A pandemic and social isolation puts a halt to all of this.

We hear from teens navigating through this time, and we sort through some of the challenges, emotions and opportunities, with our guests on The Point:

Ellen Queeney- LISCW for family and teens in private practice

 

Takeru Nagayoshi- Massachusetts teacher of the year for 2020 and English teacher at New Bedford High School

 

Scott Fitzmaurice- Executive Director, Cape and Islands Gay & Straight Youth Alliance

 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.