Fall 2020 childcare, parenting, and schooling support

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Fall 2020 childcare, parenting, and schooling support

To: Campus Community


Life & Work Connections

Subject: Fall 2020 childcare, parenting, and schooling support

Date: August 10, 2020

At Life & Work Connections, we recognize that University of Arizona employees who care for children are experiencing extraordinary stressors in the time of COVID-19. We are committed to helping you seek solutions to these unprecedented challenges.

Individual consultations

Lourdes A. Rodríguez, senior coordinator of childcare and family resources, offers one-on-one childcare and parenting consultations to help you explore options that fit your family's unique needs. Email lifework@arizona.edu to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming events

Building a Resilient Family in Uncertain Times: Find out how your family can thrive in spite of difficult situations in this series of workshops, led by employee assistance counselor James Naughton, MA, LPC, LISAC, and Senior Coordinator of Childcare and Family Lourdes A. Rodríguez, MS. The series begins Thursday, Aug. 13, at 11:00 a.m. with "Supporting Health and Stability in Families" and continues every two weeks through Sept. 23. Register now for individual sessions.

Childcare and Schooling During COVID-19: Join representatives from the Division of Human Resources on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 3:00 p.m. for an hourlong discussion about the challenges the pandemic has raised for parents, hosted by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council and the Classified Staff Council. Register and submit questions now.

Parents at Work Workshops: While COVID-19 is certainly providing unique stressors this fall, many families also experience challenges that transcend structures, cultures and time. Senior Coordinator of Childcare and Family Resources Lourdes A. Rodríguez examines strategies for managing sibling rivalry on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 11:00 a.m., and explains the importance of play on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at noon. Register now for individual sessions.

Know your benefits

Check out the For Parents section of the Life & Work Connections website to learn more about the ways that the University supports caregivers of children, including subsidized childcare services and flexible spending accounts.

To stay up to date with the latest news and information for parents, please join the Life & Work Connections mailing list.

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