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EMDR Europe – COVID-19: an educational emergency

In the health emergency related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, distance learning has been implemented by governments as a measure to grant continuity in teaching in a context of social distancing. In addition, this has represented a way of continuing to maintain the connection between students and teachers.
Teaching staff, who already play a very important role of reference in the daily relationship with their pupils and students, have a new and key responsibility in this emergency context: reassuring young people with positive messages and emotional closeness.
Supporting young people in distress is more necessary than ever to prevent this Covid-19 emergency from having a serious impact on their psychological health.
In this logic, teachers need specific interventions to process the experience of the Covid-19 emergency so that they can calm themselves in order to be able then to help their students feel safe.