Understanding how children are coping with climate change anxiety by exploring coping strategies and supportive interventions.

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Jackson, J., Rawson, B., Coleman, R, Brooks-Ucheaga, M. and Kotera Y 2023. Understanding how children are coping with climate change anxiety by exploring coping strategies and supportive interventions. International Journal of Population Studies. pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.36922/ijps.0850
AuthorsJackson, J., Rawson, B., Coleman, R, Brooks-Ucheaga, M. and Kotera Y
Abstract

Climate change presents a significant threat to both the planet and human prosperity which impacts our physical health and mental well-being. There is an imminent requirement for
significant global action. This means (a) our children have been born into unprecedented times and (b) as future adults, they will find themselves facing the major consequences of climate change. These can negatively affect their mental health and well-being. This paper reports the effect of climate anxiety on this population group through an exploration of coping strategies and supportive interventions. Empowering children to engage in climate action has been identified as a coping strategy. Whilst equipping them with knowledge and resources on climate change and providing safe spaces and experiences in nature are identified as supportive interventions. However, further empirical research evidence is needed to determine the next steps to address the extent of the impact of climate anxiety and prepare our children for the future.

KeywordsChildren; Climate change; climate anxiety; well-being; coping; interventions
Year2023
JournalInternational Journal of Population Studies
Journal citationpp. 1-7
PublisherACCSCIENCE Publishing
ISSN2424-8606
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.36922/ijps.0850
Web address (URL)https://accscience.com/journal/IJPS/0/0/10.36922/ijps.0850
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