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Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Education Sessions -- Now Available Online:
Live Financial Forum: Debt and Saving
This is a great time of year to focus on debt and saving issues since the holidays are around the corner. Our panel of money coaches will be ready to address any live questions from people across the country related to investing, mortgages, retirement, and more.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. OR 12 p.m., Register here
How Managers can Support Respectful Workplace Communication
Effective communication is at the core of a safe and productive workplace. When employees are under added stress and anxiety it can impact cohesiveness and morale. This webinar will focus on communication skills and how to maintain an empathetic and compassionate workplace. Topics include assertiveness, boundaries, and emotion management.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Register here
Many people are juggling their professional roles, competing responsibilities, and providing support to children learning virtually. This webinar will provide support with how to create a schedule, helpful hints to navigate shifting roles, and stress reduction skills and tools for managing uncertainty.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register here.
COVID-19: Stress Management Techniques to Cope with Social Distancing and Isolation
This webinar will review the following concepts: Overcoming isolation working from home, unexpected feelings with loss of connection, mindfulness practices of coping with anxious feelings, tips for staying connected through technology and creativity.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) -- Leave Overview
Want to get more familiar with the FFCRA leave options? For starters, it provides employees up to 80 additional hours of paid sick leave to care for themselves or family members with COVID-related illness.
Wildfires and Trauma Response
Wildfires can be particularly stressful because the factors that influence their strength and direction can change at any moment. It is common for people who have lived through these circumstances to experience strong emotions. This webinar helps participants understand normal responses to these abnormal events. Tips are presented to help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors related to this significant stressor.
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Family Stress and Parenting Children Under 12 During COVID-19
As we all adjust to the "new normal" of social distancing and isolation, we are faced with unique challenges in all aspects of our lives. This webinar will review the following concepts: Family dynamic challenges, Parenting children under 12 while in quarantine, Co-parenting strategies, Creating a family schedule, Mindfulness practices for coping with anxious feelings.
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Teens and Young Adults and the Unique Challenges They Face During the Pandemic
As teens and young adults, feelings of loss, anger and anxiety are common during this time and the loss of social opportunities are difficult. This webinar connects you and your teen with ideas you can utilize during these uncertain times including: Discussion of life stage and loss, Choices regarding the feelings of anger and anxiety, Staying connected in new ways and old ways, Creating community and supporting all those around to stay safe.
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