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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?

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?

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?

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??

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.