Wellbeing Resources - Week of August 3

August 3, 2020

While there continue to be many ways employees can use support, Family Wellbeing should be a key area of focus right now.  Schools across the country are releasing their options for re-opening and there is one key theme; almost all those plans indicate that children will be doing some of their learning at home. 

As parents wait for the final school schedule, they are left with more questions than answers.  Who will support my kids with schoolwork while we (the parents) are working?  Will my child be able to keep up?  How much is this going to cost me? 

Some companies may have budgets that allow them to provide additional support to their employees in the form of tutoring services or childcare support.  But for the many companies that cannot provide that level of support, the simple of act of having managers open a dialogue with each working parent on their team will go a long way.  That open dialogue may minimize the risk of having an unproductive employee or an employee that feels their only option is to leave the workforce. 

Have a safe and healthy week.    


  Career Wellbeing

  • What to Do When Work Feels Meaningless – In times where there is so much ‘big’ stuff going on in the world, our day to day jobs may feel insignificant. Learn what steps you can take to feel more positive about your career contributions.


  Social & Family Wellbeing

  • How Online School Will Be Better This Fall – but Still a Burden on Parents – The model each school district will follow is different, but most districts will have some component of remote instruction for students. What have districts learned from the spring distance learning? And what can we expect might be improved/changed? 

  • 5 Shifts of Parenting – Parenting a strong-willed child can be challenging. Psychologist, Jennifer Kolari, will share the 5 shifts you must know to bring out the best in you and your child.


  Financial Wellbeing

  • Tax Planning for 2020 – Though it seems counterintuitive to talk taxes in July, mid-year is the perfect time to analyze how changes in income and expenses—as well as government programs and revisions to the tax code—will affect your financial situation (and mood) next time April 15th comes around. Join Facet Wealth’s webinar to learn more.


  Physical Wellbeing


  Emotional Wellbeing


  Community Wellbeing



  • Mental Health, Organizational Culture and the Role of Compassion – Monica Worline, PhD and the Center for Workplace Mental Health will offer a research-based view of the role of compassion in supporting adaptability to change, enabling a resilient economic foundation for organizations, and fostering cultures that support workplace mental health from the ground up. Wednesday, August 5th at 2 PM ET.

  • Disrupting Unconscious Bias in the Workplace – Learn the science behind biases and how they show up at work as well as practical actions for leaders and individual contributors to build diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Thursday, August 6th at 12 PM ET. 


About the Author

Andrea Davis, Director of Wellbeing

Andrea joined Alera Group Northeast (formerly CBP) in July 2013, bringing over 15 years of experience in management consulting and strategic solutions. As the Director of Wellbeing, she is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive wellness strategies for existing and prospective Alera Group clients. She provides assistance and support to Alera Group clients by developing personalized programs that fit clients’ unique health management needs, wellness program implementation, committee development, promotion and marketing of their programs to encourage participation. In addition, Andrea conducts program analysis and generates reports related to program participation, health assessment and client utilization. 

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