5.13.20 Hartford Class Recording & Handout

Lesson Details

Our current health crisis creates daily challenges that many of us have never experienced. Our children can’t easily spend time with their friends. We can’t just stop in at the local pizza place to chill out on a Friday evening. Our daily schedules are both gone and more complicated at the same time. We are facing the challenge of inventing new ways of doing things many times each day. How is your family handling the challenge of creating new ways of coping and thriving? How are you doing at authentically tuning into your own needs and modeling wellness for your kids? 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of slowing down and changing expectations 
  • Identify family meeting strategies that suit your family and increase collaboration and cooperation 
  • Apply approaches that help siblings tolerate each other with kindness 
  • Apply communication and parenting approaches that focus on optimism, resilience and connection to effectively navigate the new normal as a family. 

Course Lessons

Our current health crisis creates daily challenges that many of us have never experienced. Our children can’t easily spend time with their friends. We can’t just stop in at the local pizza place to chill out on a Friday evening. Our daily schedules are both gone and more complicated at the same time. We are facing the challenge of inventing new ways of doing things many times each day. How is your family handling the challenge of creating new ways of coping and thriving? How are you doing at authentically tuning into your own needs and modeling wellness for your kids? 

Participants in this class will be able to: 

  • Recognize the importance of slowing down and changing expectations 
  • Identify family meeting strategies that suit your family and increase collaboration and cooperation 
  • Apply approaches that help siblings tolerate each other with kindness 
  • Apply communication and parenting approaches that focus on optimism, resilience and connection to effectively navigate the new normal as a family. 

Facebook Live: Parenting LGBTQ+ Youth: Let’s Talk

Lesson Details

If you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child, you probably have a lot of questions. Your support is key to your child’s well-being, but you may have to go through your own process to get there. Start with, “I’m here for you and love you,” even if you don’t understand and aren’t ok at the moment. Plan to get your own support so that you can process your deepest emotions and concerns, while helping your child to deal with their own. Join Peace At Home guest experts Barbara Esgalhado, PhD and Poshi Walker, MSW with founder Ruth Freeman, LCSW to gain some ideas about helping your child thrive, while exploring your own path to understanding and genuine acceptance.

Course Lessons

If you are the parent of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) child, you probably have a lot of questions. Your support is key to your child’s well-being, but you may have to go through your own process to get there. Start with, “I’m here for you and love you,” even if you don’t understand and aren’t ok at the moment. Plan to get your own support so that you can process your deepest emotions and concerns, while helping your child to deal with their own. Join Peace At Home guest experts Barbara Esgalhado, PhD and Poshi Walker, MSW with founder Ruth Freeman, LCSW to gain some ideas about helping your child thrive, while exploring your own path to understanding and genuine acceptance.

Apply Family Friendly Supervision Behaviors that Work

Lesson Details

This session focuses on translating each of the Family Friendly Supervisor behaviors to practical strategies that supervisors can adopt in the workplace. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify and apply practical strategies to support employees with families. 
  • Provide the “right” type of family friendly supervision for the situation.

Course Lessons

This session focuses on translating each of the Family Friendly Supervisor behaviors to practical strategies that supervisors can adopt in the workplace. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify and apply practical strategies to support employees with families. 
  • Provide the “right” type of family friendly supervision for the situation.

Four Family Friendly Supervision Behaviors

Lesson Details

A family-friendly supervisor is supportive of employees’ family roles. This session focuses on teaching participants about the four kinds of family-friendly behaviors, including how to differentiate among them, and what the research suggests about them. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Define family-friendly supervision and the four types of family-friendly supervisor behaviors. 
  • Explain the difference between emotional support, practical support, role-modeling and creative management. 
  • Recognize the benefits of supporting employees with families (i.e., business case).

Course Lessons

A family-friendly supervisor is supportive of employees’ family roles. This session focuses on teaching participants about the four kinds of family-friendly behaviors, including how to differentiate among them, and what the research suggests about them. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Define family-friendly supervision and the four types of family-friendly supervisor behaviors. 
  • Explain the difference between emotional support, practical support, role-modeling and creative management. 
  • Recognize the benefits of supporting employees with families (i.e., business case).

How to Combat Flex Bias?

Lesson Details

This session increases self-awareness and provides practical strategies to help supervisors combat the flexibility bias. Participants will learn about the relevant research and the strong business case for flexible work arrangements. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize what research tells us about the impact of flexible work arrangements on productivity and profit 
  • Identify and apply strategies to overcome flexibility bias

Course Lessons

This session increases self-awareness and provides practical strategies to help supervisors combat the flexibility bias. Participants will learn about the relevant research and the strong business case for flexible work arrangements. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize what research tells us about the impact of flexible work arrangements on productivity and profit 
  • Identify and apply strategies to overcome flexibility bias

What is the Flex Work Bias & Why Does it Matter?

Lesson Details

Cultural norms encourage workers to stay late, be available 24/7, and rarely take time away from work. As a result, flexible workers are often the target of flexibility bias and those who need flexible arrangements may fear requesting or developing them. Flexible workers may be perceived as less productive and less committed to work. In this session participants will learn about the flexibility bias, the source of this bias as well as consequences. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Reflect on personal beliefs, attitudes and biases regarding flexible work arrangements 
  • Understand the origin of the flexibility bias 
  • Define flexibility bias and flexibility stigma 
  • Understand the effect of flexibility bias and stigma on employees with families

Course Lessons

Cultural norms encourage workers to stay late, be available 24/7, and rarely take time away from work. As a result, flexible workers are often the target of flexibility bias and those who need flexible arrangements may fear requesting or developing them. Flexible workers may be perceived as less productive and less committed to work. In this session participants will learn about the flexibility bias, the source of this bias as well as consequences. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Reflect on personal beliefs, attitudes and biases regarding flexible work arrangements 
  • Understand the origin of the flexibility bias 
  • Define flexibility bias and flexibility stigma 
  • Understand the effect of flexibility bias and stigma on employees with families

Address Academic Loss and Increase Academic Engagement Phase 2

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Back-to-School: Reconnection and Recovery

Lesson Details

How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? What are practical, effective way to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. This quick class focuses on how to build and maintain personal connections through our education work with a focus on recovery from a very challenging year. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies that resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community
  • Apply approaches to effectively establish and/or re-establish routine

Course Lessons

How do we build community and approach academics after such a challenging time in education? What have students experienced, what do they need, and how can we begin to capture their attention and engage them in learning? What are practical, effective way to emphasize emotional safety and equity for in-person and hybrid environments. This quick class focuses on how to build and maintain personal connections through our education work with a focus on recovery from a very challenging year. 

After this session, educators will be able to:

  • Identify and apply strategies that resilience
  • Foster community and nurture relationships
  • Contribute toward a common vision for the community
  • Apply approaches to effectively establish and/or re-establish routine