HR Hosting Virtual Forum on 'Working from Home with Kids'
The Division of Human Resources will host an open forum about ways to balance working from home and your home life during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Wednesday, May 20, online.
The webinar will feature two SLU researchers who specialize in family dynamics. The open forum webinar will begin at 3 p.m.
About the Webinar
Whether you are working remotely or working outside the home, we know that the unusual circumstances brought about by Covid-19 have given you an additional role – that of teacher as well as parent. Keeping up with your regular workload and tending to your children’s needs can sometimes seem to be an insurmountable burden. Balancing these competing roles can leave you feeling frustrated that you are not handling either very well. Help is on the way!
Human Resources is presenting an open forum for parents to tell their stories, ask questions, exchange ideas, express frustrations, and get some pointers on how to cope.
About the Speakers
- Garner is an assistant professor in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology where she teaches and supervises clinical psychology doctoral students and teaches undergraduate courses related to clinical child psychology.
- Her research and clinical expertise is in the area of developmental disabilities including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
- She is a Licensed Clinical Child Psychologist and practices in the SLU Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services. She is the mother of two school-aged children with ADHD. She is experiencing the online-schooling + work phenomenon of COVID-19.
- Heiden-Rootes is an assistant professor in the Medical Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where she teaches and supervises family therapy masters and doctoral students.
- Her research is in family and romantic relationships of LGBTQ adolescents and adults. She is a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist working with couples and families in a private practice in Webster Groves.
- She is the mother of two school- aged children. She is also traversing the online-schooling + work phenomenon of COVID-19.
If you have questions you would like to discuss with the speakers, send them here before noon on Tuesday, May 19.
Submitted by Lynn Grimshaw Maitz.