Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date


Published In

Wellbeing And Resilience Education: COVID-19 And Its Impact On Education


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread and unprecedented disruptions in how we work, socialize, play, access health care and attain education. In higher education, the impact of these changes will be felt unevenly. Students from marginalized, racialized, and culturally diverse backgrounds, mirroring the realities of society, will likely bear the brunt. To deal with these challenges, resilience is the key. However, the bulk of resilience interventions are Eurocentric and fail to capture young adults’ socio-cultural and economic realities, especially in post-secondary and higher educational settings. This chapter discusses key considerations in devising, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of resilience programs in college and university campuses to deal with the potential adverse mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt to the new normal.

Published By



M. A. White and F. McCallum


This material was originally published in Wellbeing And Resilience Education: COVID-19 And Its Impact On Education edited by Mathew A. White and Faye McCallum, and has been reproduced by permission of Routledge. For permission to reuse this material, please visit the publisher's website.

Reproduced with permission of the Licensor through PLSclear. All rights reserved. Please contact the publisher for permission to further reproduce or distribute.

Included in

Psychology Commons