A discussion of how professionals supporting families can recognize and tune in to their own needs during these changing and uncertain times – especially when they themselves are working parents. Viewers will consider the unique role that women hold at home and in the early childhood and human service workforce, particularly as they are often responsible for caregiving relationships within families and how they can honor self-care as fundamental to these relationships. The webinar will discuss what our own vulnerability and stress can tell us about ourselves and how to recognize signs that we may need greater support than we realize. Viewers will be encouraged to identify their own personal protective factors, think about social connections in a time of social distancing, and consider what they might experience as post-pandemic stress responses.
This workshop is brought to you in partnership with the Institute for Families at the Rutgers School of Social Work.