Work + Life Classes and Webinars

Being in harmony with work and life is a daily learning experience. Indiana University, its partners, and community organizations provide education and enrichment opportunities for those who seek information and strategies.

Events and classes

UPCOMING & RECENT WEBINARS

  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace

    10:00 a.m.-Noon (ET)
    Online

    • Session #1: 09/16/2022 - For Leaders
    • Session #2: 09/23/2022 - For Leaders
    • Session #3: 09/30/2022 - For Employees
    • Session #4: 10/07/2022 - For Employees

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    FOR LEADERS: This 2-part workshop (sessions #1 and #2) is designed for leaders and focus on creating teams where people feel safe and empowered to innovate, bring diverse ideas to the conversation, and challenging ideas. We can achieve this practice by ensuring that there is psychological safety in the workplace. Psychological safety means that teams embrace conflict and create a space where individuals feel safe asking questions, brainstorming out loud, and experience high-trust relationships in the workplace. This session will explore best practices in creating and leading a psychologically safe team.

    FOR EMPLOYEES: It takes time to build a psychologically safe work environment, but it only takes moments for it to be destroyed. The onus for protecting a psychologically safe work environment does not rely solely on leaders. Employees play a vital role in building and protecting a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. This 2-part workshop (sessions #3 and #4) is designed for employees and focuses on 13 elements that impact our psychological responses to work and work conditions. We will explore what these elements may look like in the workplace and discuss what you as an employee can do to protect the well-being of yourself and others while at work.

    This webinar is a part of the Compassion Culture at IU, fall 2022 series.

  • Mindful Compassion

    Tuesdays, September 13-October 18, 2022
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ET)
    Online

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    We are all good at attending to the needs of those around us, but we are often very hard on ourselves. And that is a set up for things like burnout, stress, and resentment. Research shows that people who adopt self-compassion practices have less depression and anxiety and are more likely to experience positive mind states like happiness and life satisfaction. Mindful Self-Compassion is a training developed by Kristen Neff, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Austin, and Christopher Germer, Ph.D., of Harvard. It is a research-proven 6-week course with each session lasting an hour.

    Please join us for this chance to re-learn how to include yourself in your own circle of caring.

    The course provides a number of ways to bring self-compassion into even the most stressful moments. Here is a breakdown of the classes:

    • Session 1: Exploring what self-compassion is and seeing how it does or does not show up for us, and then looking at ways to cultivate it.
    • Session 2: Seeing how to bring more self-compassion into our lives with simple, easy to implement practices that can be done in the moment.
    • Session 3: Looking at ways to work with the inner critic and to find our inner compassionate voice.
    • Session 4: Using self-compassion to work with difficult emotions.
    • Session 5: Investigating caregiver fatigue and burnout, and how self-compassion can remind us to offer care to ourselves as we attend to the needs of others.
    • Session 6: Exploring the importance of our core values, and how self-compassion can help when we can’t completely live in alignment with those values. We will also look at the resources available to maintain a self-compassion practice.

    After the 6 weeks series, you are invited to join 30-minute, drop-in sessions to continue your practice Tuesdays, October 25-November 15, 11:30 a.m.-Noon.

    This webinar is a part of the Compassion Culture at IU, fall 2022 series.

  • Gender Equality in Caregiving: Making it the Norm

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET)/11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)
    Online

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    What if we could de-gender care? What if childcare, senior care, and care for the sick were no longer coded by so many as "women's work" but instead were recognized as work shared broadly by all? Kate Mangino, author of Equal Partners and gender expert, argues that gender equality in care work is better for everyone. In this webinar, she'll explain why and share tools to facilitate conversation and an equal distribution of care work in your own home. With broad and inclusive definitions of gender identity, roles and family structure, this is a can't-miss conversation for all who care.

    Hosted by IU Benefits partner Care.com.

  • Building a Resilient Team Amid Uncertainty: Addressing Anxiety at Work

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)
    Online

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    This virtual training shares strategies and resources for building an emotionally safe workplace and a resilient team. Leaders will learn how to spot rising anxiety levels among their team members, ease the concerns of employees who are overwhelmed or worried about the future, and engage in effective conversations about emotions in uncertain times. This training will also illustrate how team members at all levels can work together to build an environment that fosters camaraderie, productivity, and calm.

    Testimonials

    "This topic is one I think all of our leaders need to be trained on! It is critical for today's workforce and especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic."

    "Anxiety is something we all experience. There is no one who shouldn't take the course."

    "The skills I learned were very helpful and I think all employees, whether in leadership or not, could benefit from this."

    This webinar is a part of the Compassion Culture at IU, fall 2022 series.

  • Cooking with Katie: 30-Minute Meals & Nutrient-Dense Snacks

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET)
    Online

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    Whether you are in a rush to get the kids to soccer practice or have a busy day full of meetings, we all need simple solutions for healthy meals and snacks. In this segment of Cooking with Katie, Student Health Center’s Katie Shepherd will show participants how to make an easy sheet pan dinner and no-bake energy bites. Participants will receive recipe and ingredient list approximately 1 week prior to the event.

  • Supporting Our Kids' Mental Health

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    11:00 a.m.-Noon (ET)
    Online

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    As parents, it can be difficult to identify our children’s mental health needs and effectively support them. This session will provide guidance around how to develop an awareness of what each child needs to healthily navigate life, especially in these difficult times, as well as how to connect in a supportive and appropriate way. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and their “best practices,” as well as ask for ideas and suggestions for the situations that are the most challenging. Additional resources, such as the EAP, will also be provided.

    Hosted by IU Benefits partner SupportLinc EAP.

    This webinar is a part of the Compassion Culture at IU, fall 2022 series.

  • Embracing Differences

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    11:00 a.m.-Noon (ET)
    Online

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    This seminar provides a structured and didactic forum for discussing diversity, issues that arise, recognizing personal bias, and finding common ground. Participants will define terms, understand the emotional and physical impact of discrimination, and discuss ways to manage stress. The seminar will also provide tips for conversing about diversity with adults and children and discuss opportunities to build alliances in and outside of the workplace.

    Hosted by IU Benefits partner SupportLinc EAP.

    This webinar is a part of the Compassion Culture at IU, fall 2022 series.

  • The Kids Are NOT Alright: But Are They Getting Better?

    Tuesday, October 11
    Noon – 1:00 pm (ET)/ 11:00-Noon (CT) 
    Online

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    Back by popular demand, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein returns for a follow-up to our summer session on the impact the last few years have had on our teens and college-aged kids. Now a few months into the new school year, Dr. Jen is here to see how you and your kids are doing. This webinar will be almost entirely Q&A so please post your questions in the registration link. And if you can’t make it live, please register to receive a recording of the webinar.

    These Care webinars are free to attend. Can't attend live? Register to receive the recording automatically sent to all registrants.

  • Changing Seasons, The Holidays, and Anxiety at Work

    Wednesday, November 16
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)/Noon-2:00 pm (CT)
    Online

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    Summer is over, it is getting darker earlier, and cold weather is quickly approaching. Here we are right back into the start of another academic school year. Just as we see the season is changing, we are continuing to experience changes at home, work and beyond. Let's not begin to think about the approaching Holidays that brings an added sense of responsibility! We recognize that all of this can be anxiety inducing and very challenging to navigate.

    Join us as we share tips for minimizing anxiety in the workplace and strategies for coping with the holiday season, change in weather and other stressors that come with this thing we call life.

  • #SafeSocial : Social Media's Impact on Mental Health

    Tuesday, November 8
    Noon – 1:00 pm (ET)/ 11:00 am- Noon (CT) 
    Online

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    Studies show the average person spends up to 6hr/day on social networking sites, and the number is even higher for kids. Social media’s hard to ignore so abstinence might not be an option, but you can still practice #SafeSocial. Adapting her TED talk (nearly 4M views), Bailey Parnell will illustrate how the current social media landscape impacts mental wellbeing, explain the effects it has on us and our kids, and offer five steps towards #SafeSocial. We hope you’ll join us!

    Care.com webinars are free to attend. Can't attend live? Register to receive the recording automatically sent to all registrants.

ARCHIVED WEBINARS

Work + Life Navigation
  • LinkedIn Work + Life Learning Library

    IU HR has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to provide current IU staff, faculty, and students with access to an online library of more than 15,000 expert-led video tutorials and courses. Expand and improve your business, technology and creative skills on your schedule, from any device, anywhere.

    Convenience: Access courses when it’s convenient for you from any desktop or mobile device. Courses are made up of short, easy to view videos. Start, stop, and return to learning on your schedule.

    Expert Instructors: Learn from a broad spectrum of industry leaders and experts including members of IU’s own faculty.

    Healthy IU Work + Life Learning Library

  • Tough Conversations: De-escalation Training

    De-escalation Training is 2, 2-hour sessions that focus on building skills to become effective at de-escalating and defusing emotional and stressful situations. These sessions focus on understanding and managing your response to stress, understanding and managing the stress of others, and learning effective de-escalation strategies.

    Program Facilitator: Tiffany Lemons, MPA, Senior Organization Development Consultant, IU Human Resources

    First Session's Recording
    Second Session's Recording

    PowerPoint Presentation
    Handout
  • Having Difficult Conversations about Race and Other Identities: Overview of Intergroup Dialogue

    Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) provides a unique forum to explore issues related to social identities. IGD engages in conversations focused on creating understanding. It works through the conflicts and differences that exist based on social identities. This sustained dialogue process involving four carefully structured progression steps (identified above) allows participants to discuss important, yet uncomfortable issues in a safe, supportive environment.

    This webinar provides an overview of the Intergroup Dialogue training and offers opportunities for participating in an IGD process co-sponsored by the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Healthy IU Work + Life.

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    Presentation slides
  • Holiday Survival Guide

    We all have special feelings about the holidays. For many, it’s a wonderful time of celebration, family gatherings and joyful times. For others, it's a time of sadness and feeling overwhelmed. In this seminar, participants examine sources of holiday stress and learn strategies for coping and managing their emotions, time, relationships and finances. Participants will also share ideas for organizing holiday tasks and managing holiday demands and explore the role of holiday traditions during this unprecedented time of COVID19.

    Presented by SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program

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    Handouts

  • Public Safety, Race and Racial Inequity Town Hall

    Indiana University does not tolerate any acts of racism, bigotry, or prejudice and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where students, faculty, and staff can achieve their full potential.  Learn what IU is doing to work towards a more equitable and just society as education, equity, and public safety leaders express their concerns and offer next steps to mitigate racial inequity in policing and beyond.

    Find the recording here

  • Talking to Kids about Race and Racism 

    Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America and a clinical child psychologist, will explain how you can talk to and teach your kids about race, racism, and protests.

    This live Q&A webinar, hosted by Care.com CEO Tim Allen, will include guidance on how to have important – often difficult – conversations with kids of all ages about race that are empathetic, constructive, and compassionate. Presented by Care@Work by Care.com 

    Find the recording and additional resources HERE.

     

  • 8 Dimensions of Wellness - All About You!

    Wellness weaves through 8 dimensions of our lives: physical, emotional, environmental, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, and spiritual. Participants will explore how they currently navigate each dimension, with the opportunity to share and spark ideas in a group setting. After this session, participants will be equipped with knowledge and self-awareness to move forward confidently on their wellness journey.

    Program Facilitator: Julie Newsom, Healthy IU Communications Specialist, CHWC, CPT

    View recording, PowerPoint, and Wellness Assessment HERE

     

  • Boundary Setting in the Time of COVID-19

    If you're working from home, setting boundaries between your work and personal life is important. Lena Burt, MSW, Healthy IU Work + Life Intern, shares strategies for creating and maintaining boundaries that simplify and order your environment.

    To view, click here.

  • Working from Home (with Kids)

    Lena Burt, MSW, Healthy IU Work + Life Intern, provides information and content to help you navigate through a workweek that combines the role of employee, parent, teacher, and activities coordinator, among other roles. Beyond having a list of activities for your kids, this presentation also reminds you to be kind to yourself and be flexible with outcomes that may look different than you are used to in the past. 

    To view, click here.

  • Vulnerability, Empathy, and Compassion and Your Team during a Time of Change

    In this presentation, Lena Burt, MSW, Healthy IU Work + Life Intern, establishes a foundation of what empathy, compassion and vulnerability are and explains the benefits of infusing these qualities into your team. She also shares tips for building a team culture based in empathy, compassion, and vulnerability.

    To view resources, click here.

Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Grief & Loss During Times of Uncertainty

    Grief and loss come in many forms, and affect us all in many different ways. Sometimes it comes when we experience death or dying, but grief can also reach us when we lose relationships, jobs and financial stability, and beloved traditions or experiences. There is no one right way or right time to process our grief. This year has exposed us all to a myriad of losses, large and small. This session will discuss these topics, the impact grief can have on our lives and our well-being, and possible ways to cope.

    Program Facilitators: 

    Kathleen Gilbert, PhD,FT, Professor Emerita, Applied Health Science, Indiana University-Bloomington

    Rebecca Gilbert, PhD, CTRS, Health Educator, Indiana University's Student Health Center-Bloomington

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  • Mental Health First Aid for Employees

    Do you know what to do if a family member, friend, or co-worker isn’t acting or behaving as they normally would? Would you know what to say to them? Every year, 1 in 4 Americans experiences a mental health issue. Despite these issues being real and common, many of us are unsure how to support a family member, friend, or coworker that we suspect is suffering with a mental illness. Just as you may learn CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, it’s important to understand basic mental health first aid strategies. In this seminar, you’ll learn an easy-to-remember approach to aid others who maybe struggling with a mental health issue.

    Presented by SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program

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    Handouts

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  • Preventing Burnout

    At one time or another, almost everyone reports feeling “burned out.” But what does “burnout” really mean? What are the signs of burnout? And if you are experiencing burnout, what can you do about it? In this seminar, participants will learn to identify the root causes of burnout, understand the negative consequences of leaving burnout unaddressed, and learn effective strategies for preventing and overcoming burnout. By learning how to take charge and make changes, participants will be empowered to overcome burnout and create greater balance in their busy lives.

    Presented by SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program

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    Handouts

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  • Self-Regulating Stress Series

    A five-part webinar series tailored to help you self-regulate stress. Learn and practice a variety of stress management skills in this free online Healthy IU Work + Life webinar series.

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  • Self-Regulating Stress Series 2.0: Coping During Difficult Times

    This Healthy IU Work + Life webinar series will explore ways to self-regulate daily stress, such as preserving personal energy, managing zoom fatigue and practicing self-care. Learn more by viewing or registering for a webinar below.

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  • Change Management for Leaders

    This seminar is designed to familiarize participants with the elements of change. The goal is to help leaders manage the change process and understand the importance of their role in the process. We will provide an overview of each element and define each as it relates to the leaders’ role in change management. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples from their own experience for each of the elements.

    Presented by SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program

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    Handouts

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  • Compassion Fatigue

    For many of us, our day to day jobs are not only physically demanding, but mentally exhausting as well. This seminar will help you to understand what compassion fatigue is, learn to identify the signs and symptoms and provide you with practical, real-life strategies to help you combat the negative effects of compassion fatigue in your everyday life.

    Presented by SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program

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    Handouts

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  • LinkedIn Mental Health Learning Library

    IU HR has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to provide current IU staff, faculty, and students with access to an online library of more than 15,000 expert-led video tutorials and courses. Expand and improve your business, technology and creative skills on your schedule, from any device, anywhere.

    Convenience: Access courses when it’s convenient for you from any desktop or mobile device. Courses are made up of short, easy to view videos. Start, stop, and return to learning on your schedule.

    Expert Instructors: Learn from a broad spectrum of industry leaders and experts including members of IU’s own faculty.

    Healthy IU Mental Health Learning Library

  • Cancer Survivors' Care-Fear of Recurrence: Strategies for Adaptive Coping

    This session is designed to support IU faculty and staff who have been treated for cancer in coping adaptively with cancer-related challenges. Engaging session activities will focus on promoting self-awareness, identifying and pursuing valued goals and actions, and enhancing mindfulness and compassion for self and others.

    Program Facilitator:  Shelley Johns, PSYD, ABBP, IUSM Assistant Professor of Medicine

    PowerPoint Slide Presentation

    If you would like to view the webinar recording, please contact the Work + Life office.

    Handouts

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  • Managing Stress in the Workplace

    In this pre-recorded webinar, offered by Care.com, learn the difference between positive and negative stress, the warning signs of stress overload and strategies to stay calm, present and balanced when the going gets tough.

    To view, click here.

  • The Path from Substance Use to Addictions

    This interactive webinar explores the path from substance use to addiction and the impact substance use has on users’ judgement, health and wellness, productivity, and more. Attendees  learn about drug characteristics, common names, signs of individual use, and the effects drugs of abuse have on their users as well as the community.

    Presented by Jim Ryser, MA, LMHC, LCAC

    PowerPoint Slide Presentation

    Recording

  • Identifying Behavioral Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse

    This webinar explores, in detail, behavioral signs and symptoms of substance abuse. Attendees  learn important tips for supporting loved ones who may be challenged with substance abuse, what to know when seeking help, and what to do when contacting IU Employee Assistance Program for support.

    Presented by Susan S. Day, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC, EAS-C, Manager, Indiana University Employee Assistance Program

    PowerPoint Slide Presentation

    Recording

  • Mental Health Matters

    What is the difference between mental health and mental wellness?  Do you know how to distinguish between the two? Is mental health affecting your life at work, home or play? Do you know how to maintain a life of mental wellness? This webinar will teach you why mental health matters and how to distinguish between it and mental wellness.  You will also learn how to recognize signs of when your mental wellness is in jeopardy and how to maintain mental wellness through practiced behaviors, monitoring thoughts and adjusting your actions.

    Program Facilitator: Susan S. Day, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC, EAS-C, Indiana University Employee Assistance Program Manager

    PowerPoint Slides

    Recording

  • Managing the Blues

    The holiday season is a time to celebrate, give thanks, and spend time with friends and loved ones. However, it is also a time that triggers many feelings and concerns related to current stressors possibly resulting in an onset of Holiday Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and Depression. This webinar will identify the signs and symptoms of these illnesses and discuss therapeutic treatment options. Restorative activities such as relaxation and focus, exercise, travel, and more will also be shared to assist participants with managing these illnesses. 

    Program Facilitator: Susan S. Day, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC, EAS-C, Indiana University Employee Assistance Program Manager

    PowerPoint

Aging and Caregiver Support
  • Managing Caregiving in the Era of COVID-19

    The unique circumstances of COVID-19 add an extra layer to the already complex experience of caregiving. Now more than ever, you have a keen awareness of your loved one’s needs and an eye to supporting their continued health. But senior care providers are themselves working to limit the virus’s spread, making it that much more difficult to navigate the senior care landscape. Where do you go from here?

    This webinar will addresses:

    • Ways in which the senior care landscape has been
      impacted by COVID-19
    • Considerations when arranging care during this time
    • Ways to advocate for and support your loved ones during this time

    Presented by Care@Work by Care.com

    To view click, here.

    If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint presentation and handout(s), please contact the Work + Life office. 

  • Aging and Caregiver Support Series

    This two part webinar answers common questions that arise among individuals that are aging or caring for an elderly loved one. Find out what to expect when visiting healthcare providers and tips on talking to providers about any health concerns. Learn keys to healthy aging and preventive behaviors for common ailments afflicting the aging, including Dementia and Alzheimer's. Elements of advanced care planning, such as living arrangements, health care coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.), living wills, and health care power of attorney are also discussed.

    Program Facilitator: Jennifer Carnahan, MD, MPH, MA, IUSM Assistant Professor of Medicine and Research Scientist

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  • Planning for the Financial and Legal Aspects of Long-Term Care

    Presented by Care.com, two leading experts share how you can plan ahead for the financial and legal aspects of long-term care including the various options for care, different payers and resources, how to financially prepare for long-term care, and essential documents everyone over 55 needs.

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  • Aging Well

    In this pre-recorded webinar, offered by Care.com, addresses common risk factors of aging such as falls, isolation, and memory loss.  Strategies for seniors to remain active and engaged and maximizing quality of life for those living with chronic conditions are also be explored.

    To view, click here

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Caregiving Challenges and Strategies

    This seminar reviews the different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and signs your loved one may have the disease. Despite the devastating nature of Alzheimer’s disease, there are supports out there that can make a difference and help you continue to connect with your Mom or Dad. Learn about caregiving strategies and types of care that can improve the quality of life for both you and your parent.

    Program Facilitator:  Jill McNamara, LICSW, Sr. Manager, Senior Care, Care.com

    To view, click here.

  • Caring for Our Parents and Ourselves

    A Fireside Chat with Care.com's VP of Senior Care and Author Jody Gastfriend

    When it comes time to provide care for those who once cared for us, it can be overwhelming. Taking the time to care for yourself is crucial, but between work, kids and your parents, how do you find the time? This engaging webinar, offered by Care.com, assists you with:

    • Setting realistic expectations with your family,
    • Get the support you need from your employer, and 
    • Ultimately embrace the positive aspects of caregiving.

    To view, click here.

  • Caught in the Middle: How to Cope as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

    Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job, too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both an aging parent and child and most are also in the workforce. If you are caught in the middle, don’t miss this lively and dynamic webinar, offered by Care.com in which you will learn important caregiving strategies and find ways to take care of yourself, too.

    To view, click here.

  • Advocating for a Loved One in a Healthcare Setting

    While you hope to never receive the call that mom has fallen or dad had a stroke, many families are not prepared for what happens next. Knowing the right questions to ask, how to be an effective advocate, and what documents to have in place can make a difference. In this webinar, you will learn how to communicate more effectively with healthcare providers, address grievances, and identify helpful resources.

    Program Facilitator:  Stephanie Gerberding, LCSW, Care.com Senior Care Advisor

    To view, click here.

  • Important Resources for Family Caregivers

    As family caregivers, we are often confronted with a confusing array of choices. How can you sort out the various senior living arrangements, in-home services and care options, so you can determine what’s best for your loved one? How do you find the right support for yourself so you can handle your caregiving responsibilities along with everything else? Learn about the long-term care landscape including resources and costs so that you can be an informed and proactive caregiver.

    Presented by Care.com

    To view, click here

    To receive a copy of the handouts, please contact the Work + Life office.

Breastfeeding and Maternal Health
  • Breastfeeding in the Workplace

    Renee Oswalt, RNC-OB, BSN, LCCE, Darla Hughes, BSN, RN, IBCLC, and Angela L. Reese, MSW

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  • Breastfeeding in the Workplace: Planning Your Return to Work

    Angela L. Reese, MSW

    PowerPoint Presentation

  • Breastfeeding in the Workplace: How to Support Breastfeeding Employees

    Angela L. Reese, MSW

    This workshop shares with supervisors and management how they can support their employees that are breastfeeding.  Areas covered include:

    • Positive impact of breastfeeding for baby, mom and employer
    • Proper environment for expressing milk
    • Breastfeeding basics (time it takes, storage, etc.)
    • Alternate work scheduling

    To view, click here.

  • Pregnancy and Perinatal Mood Disorders

    During and after pregnancy, the body experiences many changes. Some changes may include depression, anxiety, or other perinatal mood disorders (PMD). This webinar explores why PMDs may occur and how to recognize their signs and symptoms. Attendees will learn how to prevent, address and navigate through these disorders - as well as support a partner who may be challenged with them.

    Program Facilitator:  Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC

    To view, click here.

Parenting
  • Bright Financial Futures

    Sesame Street in Communities offers various pre-recorded webinars that explores ways to talk about money with young kids. They also provide resources for every age to help kids build a positive understanding of money, and a bright financial future.
  • Making Distance Learning Work

    Is the kitchen table your child's new classroom? This Fall, back-to-school is anything but normal. Distance learning is becoming the norm which is a huge adjustment for everyone. Devorah Heitner, PhD, an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, will join us to share practical advice and tips for how you can help your kids succeed in this new digital classroom. She’ll also discuss how parents can make this all a little easier on ourselves, too.

    About the Speaker

    Devorah Heitner, PhD, is an expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology. She’s the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives

    Presented by Care@Work

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  • Mindful Parenting Series

    This four-part class offers clear, beginner-level guidance for developing your own daily meditation practice using breath awareness and focused attention meditation exercises. Each class offers basic instruction in the techniques of meditation in order to cultivate a sense of peace within that can be transmitted to your kids and family.

    Program Facilitator: Nellie Springston, M.Ed.

    View this 4 Session Series

  • Mindful Parenting Series Part 2: How to Parent Peacefully

    Due to advances in technology, we can now see what is happening in a child’s developing brain in response to his or her environment, including different parenting styles. The research is clear that the language and approaches a parent uses are incredibly important for not only optimal brain development, but long-term success and well-being. Join Nellie Springston, M.Ed., Founder of Calma (Calm & Loving Minds Achieve) as she shares research-based language and parenting strategies that focus on connection and communication in order to raise competent, capable kids.

    Program Facilitator: Nellie Springston, M.Ed., Founder, CALMA: Calming and Loving Minds Achieve

    View this 4 Session Series and PowerPoint Slides and Handouts

  • Mindful Parenting: How to Practice Mindfulness with Kids and Teens

    Learn simple, age-appropriate everyday ways to practice being mindful with your children. Mindfulness is the ability to notice what is happening in the present moment, and practicing mindfulness with kids helps develop skills of emotional and behavioral self-regulation and increases focused attention. Join Nellie Springston, M.Ed. Founder of Calma (Calm & Loving Minds Achieve) as she shares research-based strategies with you to practice with your kids.

    Program Facilitator: Nellie Springston, M.Ed

    View Recordings and Presentation Slides for Mindful Parenting with Kids and Teens

  • Small Worries to BIG Anxiety: Supporting Teens through Big and Small Challenges

    Whether your teen experiences just a little bit of fear or a lot of big anxiety, it can feel overwhelming to know what to do to help. This 2-session series will share practical tips on how to help your teen with all types of worry and anxiety, with specific emphasis on how to talk through those anxious moments.

    Program Facilitator: Beth Trammell, Ph.D., HSPP

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  • Depression and Loss through the Teen Lens: Parenting Strategies for Better Tomorrows

    This past year has been one that has been filled with lots of loss, especially for many of our teens. For some, this may be the first experience with grief, which can seem really hard to navigate. This three-part series will share parenting strategies to help better understand the lens of teen grief, what it looks like, and how to help. We will explore specific signs for depression and suicide and when further intervention is needed. Join us to learn all about teen depression, loss, and grief.

    Program Facilitator: Beth Trammell, Ph.D., HSPP

    View this 3-part series