Parents and caregivers are stretched so thin right now, trying to keep their business running or be productive employees during a pandemic, all while managing their children's virtual education. This discussion will empower attendees to take on this new challenge, re-frame their thinking about the school year ahead and come out stronger for it.
Discussion will focus on changes in self image and sense of competence, loss, and ongoing stress due to the multifaceted impact of the pandemic.
The aim will be:
This will be tied into a discussion about loss and the ways members have been robbed of aspects of the lives they worked hard to create.
Karen Rabins, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working as a School Social Worker in WCPSS since 2004. She began her career as a psychiatric social worker in the New York City metropolitan area teaching hospitals, in both in-patient and out-patient settings. This gave her the opportunity to understand the full spectrum of mental-health illnesses, as well as the powerful resilience of the human spirit. Before moving to Raleigh in 2001, Karen worked for the NYC Board of Education on several different Educational Assessment Teams. She also worked at New York University Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Her career has afforded her the opportunity to work with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds as they deal with a wide range of medical and psychiatric issues.
Karen has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Cornell University, an MSW from New York University and an MBA in Health Care Administration from CUNY Baruch College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has had post-graduate clinical training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, and various cognitive behavioral techniques.
- To help members value how they are coping with sometimes impossible and competing interests/circumstances, the real limitations that are beyond individual control despite members' best efforts, and redefining how they look at their circumstances and themselves.
- To help members speak to themselves with kindness and grace and to give themselves permission to accept hard feelings with more compassion.
"What Do You Mean It's Not Working?" ...
Date and Time
Thursday Sep 10, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT