Post-Pandemic Case Management: Building Blocks for Resocialization

Kim Littles*

Post-Pandemic Case Management: Building Blocks for Resocialization There is a growing number of K-12 students who pose a threat of violence on their school campus. During the pre-pandemic-season, threats that were reported averaged between five to eight substantive threats per month in the sixth largest school district in the state.
During the height of the pandemic, the nation pivoted to a “shut-down”; therefore, socialization for many
became an era of isolation.

Americans who typically worked face to face now worked remotely from home. School children were no longer in a classroom environment. The functional limitation and closure of community organizations including churches, outpatient medical/psych care, and court system were not easily accessible for families. Critical shortages were beginning to ensue as a result of an abrupt interruption of basic supplies.
Daily media coverage of the morbidity rate and challenges to medical care due to coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) became consummate in the area of life and death which brought uncertainty and a race to
a critical resolve.

Listed was just a small view of examples that led to isolation during the emergence of the pandemic. When students returned, as a personal assessment, there was a noticeable surge of reports of threat related violence, relational aggression among peers including cyberbullying, suicidal ideations/thoughts across the board regardless of age, and an increase in intimate partner violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 36% increase in during the
pandemic. Post pandemic, threats of violence increased considerably. Now the new challenge involved improving resocialization in the school environment and mitigate maladaptive interaction among peers. Building blocks for resocialization can be utilized in any setting. Transitioning from isolation to a prosocial environment maybe easy for some but difficult for others.

Soc Behav Res Pract Open J. 2023; 8(1): 13-14. doi: 10.17140/SBRPOJ-8-137