This page provides a snapshot of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on parents/caregivers and their children under 18. Resources are provided to help pediatricians to better support families to promote positive childhood experiences.


People who care for children and families have seen the enormous changes to US family life as well as the adaptability and resilience that families have shown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA), and Tufts Medical Center, surveyed 3000 parents and caregivers of children under the age of 18 in November 2020, March 2021, and July 2021 for a total of 9000 parents and caregivers. The survey measured the impact of the pandemic on family life, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and positive childhood experiences.

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Family Snapshots Video


Key Findings: Infographic Series

Video Case Vignette Series: Talking with Families About Stressors Exacerbated by the Pandemic

AAP Chapter Partnerships with Healthy Families America and Prevent Child Abuse America

In late 2022 through early 2023, 3 AAP Chapters engaged in projects to enhance collaboration among community organizations, to better support children and families.

See What These Chapters Learned

Podcasts and Voices Blogs

Learn what others are saying. Listen to our podcasts and read our blog posts.

Keeping Kids Safe at Home During the Pandemic - Episode 6

In this bonus episode, hosts David Hill, MD FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Ben Hoffman, MD, CPST-I ,FAAP, about keeping kids safe while they’re stuck at home during the pandemic. Hoffman is the chair of the AAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.

Pediatrics on Call


August 4, 2020

This project was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number, NU38OT000282, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The content of the reports does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by the CDC, or the U.S. Government.