Coping & Thriving Webinar Series

As crises arise, we have to change our way of coping and adjusting. Change can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. mySupport has partnered with the Family and Caregiving Programs & Wellness Programs to bring you the Coping & Thriving Webinar Series. Through webinars on various topics, we hope to provide tips, tricks, and techniques to help you cope, heal and thrive through the crises we face.

For additional guidance on navigating COVID-19, visit the HR coronavirus web page.

Upcoming Webinars

FOR MANAGERS: RECOGNIZING AND RESPONDING TO DEPRESSION IN THE WORKPLACE

Relationship or work challenges, grief and loss, or local or national crises can leave us feeling blue. This sadness is a normal part of the human experience. When a range of other symptoms accompany the sadness and last for weeks instead of days, the “blues” may have developed into clinical depression. Depression often impacts multiple areas of life, including productivity and behavior at work. Join a mySupport Clinician to learn about depression, its impact on the workplace, and how managers can help employees whose work performance may be affected by depression. This session will be offered on Thursday, October 1st from 12pm-1pm, October 22nd from 4:00pm-5:00pm, and October 28th from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Thursday, October 22nd, 4pm-5pm

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Thursday, October 28th, 4pm-5pm

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OCTOBER WELLNESS WEBINAR:  I WANT TO START WORKING OUT, WHERE DO I START?

A great way to not only improve your physical fitness, but to boost your mood and general well-being is to have a regular fitness routine. However often it’s hard to know where to being. The one hour webinar will assist you with setting a plan and goals for starting their fitness journey.

Thursday, October 22, 4-5PM

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Supporting Kids Who Learn Differently

School always presents challenges for students who learn and think differently (ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, autism, etc.), but the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it even more obstacles for these children, as well as the parents raising them. In this talk, author and parent coach Debbie Reber, will share ideas for ways parents can best prioritize and plan in this new school landscape, as well as support their child’s cognitive and social/emotional needs while also tending to their own well-being. Register for this webinar from Care@Work.

Thursday, October 22, 12-1PM

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DOLLARS AND SENSE: TEACHING YOUR KIDS GOOD MONEY SKILLS

One of the most important lessons you can teach your kids is how to handle money. Join this webinar to learn:

  • Basic money skills you can start teaching in grade school or earlier
  • What your saving and spending habits tell your kids
  • How healthy financial habits can help your kids beyond the dollars and cents

Thursday, October 22, 3-4PM

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WELLNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE

We all know it’s easier to go through the drive through or skip the gym, especially when you’re busy. So how can you fit health into your too-full schedule? This webinar will review:

  • How making healthy choices makes you more productive
  • Tips for eating well
  • Ways to squeeze in some exercise

Thursday, October 29, 3-4PM

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THE MANY FACES OF LOSS: HEALING THROUGH GRIEF

Everyone experiences losses. Just to name a few, losses could include loss of jobs, divorces, marriages, relocations and deaths. Attend this webinar to learn about the grieving process, its purposes and its challenges. Join this webinar to:

  • Understand the purpose of grief
  • Explore different types of grieving
  • Learn strategies for taking care of yourself while you grieve

Thursday, November 5, 3-4PM

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STOP TO SMELL THE ROSES: FINDING JOY IN LIFE

If you’re like most people, you spend most of your time rushing around. Research shows that success doesn’t lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success! This webinar will give you tools to help you slow down and get happy.

This webinar will review:

  • Discuss the science of happiness
  • Review happiness myths
  • Provide skills to increase your happiness quotient

Tuesday, November 10 , 3-4PM

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ANOTHER COVID-19 cHALLENGE: DEALING WITH LONELINESS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

This year, COVID-19 will likely cause many family members and friends to be apart during the holidays. That can create loneliness at a time when “joy” is usually on the calendar. Join this webinar to explore, understand and deal with these circumstances. Come away with ideas to enjoy the holidays even if you’re separated from loved ones.

Tuesday, November 10 , 4:15PM-5:15PM

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Tuesday, December 10 , 4:15PM-5:15PM

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LEARNING THE ART OF SMALL TALK

Do you find yourself feeling awkward in social settings where making small talk is key? Join this webinar to talk about:

  • How to begin a conversation
  • How to continue the conversation
  • The role of body language

Tuesday, November 17 , 3-4PM

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Recurring Webinars

Coping with Crises: mySupport = More Support

Clinicians from the mySupport Onsite Clinical Team and staff from the JHU Office of Benefits & Worklife will share the range of the mySupport services as well as simple and effective strategies to reduce anxiety, build resiliency, and promote healing during times of crisis. For the month of October, the focus of these sessions will be on depression awareness. Sessions for October have been cancelled.

Daily Mindfulness Sessions

Led by Neda Gould, PhD, these mindfulness sessions are accessible to Hopkins Faculty and Staff during the COVID crisis.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 AM

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Equal Parts Podcast from Care@Work

Brought to you by Care.com, Equal Parts is a podcast for working parents who are trying to balance it all while caring for the people they love — including themselves. Being a working parent is hard. But you do it for the ones you care for, because they’re the ones you care most about. You can never be prepared for everything that is thrown your way — whether at work or at home. But, the Equal Parts podcast will try to make this a little easier for you. We will talk to experts, authors, and parents who will share their insights, advice, and tips on how to navigate parenthood and professionalism — at the same time.

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On-Demand Webinars

How to Raise Kids to be Actively Anti-Racist: a webinar from Care.com with Dr. Jennifer Harvey, providing guidance on how to have constructive, age-appropriate discussions with children about race and racism.

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 Q&A webinar, hosted by Care.com CEO Tim Allen, includes guidance on how to have important – often difficult – conversations with kids of all ages about race that are empathetic, constructive, and compassionate. Additional Resources – Social Justice Books, Common Sense Media, TED Talk “Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk”, Book “Something Happened in our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice”.

Racial Justice Dialogue – Allyship & Advocacy: The first in a series of discussions from the Homewood Student Affairs Office of Multicultural Affairs. Slides from the presentation can be found here. To ask more questions or share additional resources, please visit (and share with others) this link.

Navigating Working While/With Black: The Johns Hopkins Life Design Lab partnered with the Johns Hopkins Office of Multicultural Affairs to bring you the #NWWB workshop about navigating the professional world as a black person and as an ally. LDE, Clifton and Director of Life Design, Alayna, facilitated a discussion around this very sensitive and timely topic to bring empathy and understanding among all participants

Coping with COVID-19, mySupport = More Support : Presentation slides (recording of webinar not available at this time)

Parenting a Child with Special Needs During a Pandemic: This pre-recorded panel discussion featured personal stories, expert advice, and shared resources on how to navigate parenting a child with special needs during COVID-19.

Working from Home While ParentingJH employees, who are also parents, discuss tips and tricks for parenting while working from home, building resilience, in themselves and their children, and their favorite resources. (Pre-recorded FastFacts)

Ask the Expert with Frances Callahan, LCSW-C, Living with Uncertainty: 30-minute session (pre-recorded) with Frances Callahan, LCSW-C, assistant director, mySupport Employee Assistance Program, to learn more about living with uncertainty during uncertain times.

COVID-19 “A Child’s Perspective”: A Johns Hopkins Medicine Webcast

Kids & COVID-19 Q&A with Pediatrician, Rachel Thornton: From the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Srategies for Stress Relief: Slides from the BHS webinar (recording not available)

Journaling WorkshopPre-recorded webinar from FX Well. Daily Journal Guide prompt can be found here.

Couples That Work – At Home Survival Guidea webinar from Care.com. Worksheets from the presentation are also available on a variety of topics.

Global Lookout – When Is It Safe to Come Out?If stock market volatility has you on an emotional roller coaster, you are not alone. Anyone with savings in the stock market can relate to the stress of watching the latest market moves. Fortunately, there’s help from the pros. TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist will provide a quarterly economic and market update including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets.

Navigating Market VolatilityThis Fidelity webinar will review what is happening in the markets and why – and help answer questions such as “Should I change how I’m invested to something less risky?”, “Should I move my investments to cash right now?”, and “Why should I put more into my retirement savings plan?”.

Investing in Volatile Markets: The economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been substantial. It can be tempting to change your investment strategy as you see your hard-earned savings shrink with the steep market declines. But market ups and downs are a normal part of investing. And now—more than ever—it’s important to stick to a long-term plan. For perspective on how to ride the ups and downs of the market and reach your financial goals, watch this webinar from Vanguard, now available on-demand.

Depression Awareness Month

OCTOBER IS DEPRESSION AWARENESS MONTH

October is Depression Awareness Month and MySupport has compiled great webinars and resources for employees and their household family members. Here is what you can expect:

  • Webinars for Mangers to help with recognizing and responding to depression in the workplace (meeting CDC scorecard requirements)
  • Webinars for All to help with understanding and managing depression and mood management strategies
  • Resources such as the myStrength app, articles and videos on depression and suicide, training on understanding suicide and the warning signs, and an online depression screening.

For more information, check out the mySupport web page.