WorkLife hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year focused on on your well-being and better integrating your work and life.

We are happy to provide opportunities including support groups, classes, recognitions, activities and more. Many faculty and staff look forward to our annual “Take our Children to Work Day”, a day for employees to bring their children to the workplace. We also highlight other national observances as an opportunity to provide support and resources. These activities and events are all designed to encourage your personal and professional wellness, and to optimize your work-life integration. 

Upcoming Virtual WorkLife Events:

Back to School, Parenting, and the Pandemic Age

  • Thursday, September 23, 12:00-1:00 
  • Will be recorded so please register

Parenting is…Rewarding? Exhausting? An art? A science? There’s so many ways to go here! A lot of us may be feeling ill-equipped as parents these days, as we try to manage our own stress and overwhelm while juggling personal and professional responsibilities, during a completely disorienting time. So, how do we bring our “A game” to parenting during this pandemic age? Do we even need to have an “A game,” or is a “B game” okay? We’re going to be covering several topics…from back to school anxiety and how to help our kids accept change and tolerate uncertainty, to supporting them in social-emotional skill development, and a bunch more in between – all of which will help prepare them, and us, for whatever lies ahead.

Alison King, LCSW is the Behavioral Health Clinical Program Manager for Health Net’s UC Blue & Gold plan. Last year, she began partnering with campus wellness departments to identify and fill gaps in behavioral health information and education, especially related to the impact of COVID-19. Prior to her work with UC, Alison was on faculty in the School of Social Work at California State University, Northridge, and has spent the majority of her career working in both direct service and management/leadership roles in community mental health and non-profit organizational settings, with a specialization in children, adolescents, and families.

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