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Thousands of NY children grapple with the loss of parents to COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2020 – More than four thousand children in New York have lost a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked with Jennifer Havens, Vice Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health and a professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, about the behavioral health effects this can have and funding cuts that threaten mental health services.

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