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Stress, Domestic Violence, and Resources

In the June 23, 2020 Leaderline, Berkeley Lab addressed the concern of increased domestic violence during the shelter-in-place orders and provided a guide with resources: Nationally reports of domestic violence have increased since shelter-in-place orders were issued. The violence is often caused by stress over health, money, or relationships. The Lab’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office […]

Webinar on Raising Racially Conscious Kids – June 25, 2020

Raising Anti-Racist Kids: What to Say and Do Bright Horizons is holding a discussion on June 25 at noon to help parents initiate conversations with young children on race. There will be tips on answering tough questions, taking actions to lay the groundwork for change, and impacting the kind of person their children become. REGISTER>>

Be Well at Work: THRIVE Summer Wellness Program – June-August 2020

THRIVE: Summer Wellness Program for UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty is built on the principle that self-care and healing from current, past, direct or indirect stress or trauma is: a personal journey different for all a non-linear process The program will consist of 6 virtual workshops over the course of [June 22nd – August 17th] […]

Be Well at Work: Caregiver Connect Eldercare Program – July 7, 2020

Caregiver Connect We recognize that as caregivers you are dealing with unique challenges at this time. Elders living alone, physical distancing, travel restrictions, and program and services closures, are only a few of the stressors caregivers face while caring for an elder during COVID 19. Join the Elder Care Program for Caregivers Connect. The group […]

Be Well at Work: Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children – July 8, 2020

Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children Working from home, working without adequate or any childcare, distance learning, home schooling, college students at home, and being with your children 24/7 are only a few of the challenges parents face during COVID 19. Join Be Well at Work‘s parenting support group, Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children. […]

History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a combination of June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger’s reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all enslaved persons in Texas were free. Although […]

Berkeley Lab & Community Mental Health Resources

The All Access Employee Resource Group Mental Health Initiative has put together a list of Berkeley Lab employee resources, Bay Area resources and national hotlines and other mental health resources. Now more than ever mental health is an important part of our lives and the lives of those we love and care for. If you’re […]

George Floyd and the suffering in our communities

Monday, June 1, 2020 Dear friends and colleagues, Our community is suffering from unimaginable grief. The tragic death of George Floyd last week, the latest of many acts of race-related violence in our society, is echoed in the pain and anguish we see in the streets of our communities. At the same time, we are […]

Ergonomic Tips for Children Using Computers at Home – May 28, 2020

Date: Thursday, May 28th Time: noon – 1 pm Registration Join Be Well at Work Ergonomics and Work/Life as we discuss ergonomic tips which will benefit the health and well being of young children and teenagers in the home. Topics will include: How to set up an ergonomics workstation for students working at home Safe […]

Be Well at Work: Caregiver Challenges – An Emotional Olympics – June 9, 2020

Date: Tuesday, June 9th Time: 12:10 – 1:30 pm Register for live webinar via Zoom Add it to your calendar Speaker: Dr. Michelle Peticolas Accompanying someone through the final phase of life can be a powerful and healing experience. It can also be demanding and exhausting depending on caregiving demands and family relationships. One may […]