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Caregiver Connections provides support for those working, caregiving during COVID-19

From: Virginia Tech Women's Center

Caregiver Connections is an opportunity for Virginia Tech employees who are caregivers of children, teens, aging parents and/or family members to connect with one another around managing the demands of working and caregiving during these times of COVID-19 disruption. These networks and resources are intended to be open discussions to share current information and resources, as well as to support one another.

Juggling work and children during COVID-19
October 9 – 12 p.m.

  • How do I manage my job and my family with Covid?
  • There is not enough time in the day.  I feel like a bad parent, bad employee…
  • How do I maintain this with no end in sight?
  • https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/83629670381

Juggling work and caring for an aging parent, partner, or family member during COVID-19
October 23 – 12 p.m.

  • What if they get sick – how do I protect them?
  • I want to protect my parents but they are struggling with isolation?
  • Do I take them out?  Do I let them have visitors?  Do I go visit them?
  • https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/86822158065

Juggling work and raising teens during COVID-19
November 6 – 12 p.m.

  • Adolescents- Raising teens is hard enough but now we are at home together all the time.  How are we going to survive?
  • How to know if this is normal teenage mood swings or is this something more serious?
  • How do I set up boundaries when I am teleworking?
  • https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/86397767089

Caring for Children and aging parents during COVID-19
December 4 – 12 p.m.

  • My child is learning remotely and I am overwhelmed with keeping up at work, managing remote learning, and supporting my aging parents…
  • There is not enough time in the day.  I feel like a bad parent, bad employee, bad daughter(son)
  • What do we do over the holidays and the winter??
  • https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/85989372893

For more information on topics, dates and Zoom links, visit the Caregiver Connections website.  Please direct questions to Christine Dennis Smith with the Women’s Center.