On-Campus Work Life Learning Opportunities

Raising a Family Workshops

Limiting Electronics and TV time/Digital Media: finding the right balance

This facilitated discussion will focus on the common challenges of using digital media with children. Some of the discussion topics include, the context and content of developmentally appropriate media with children, the importance of adult participation to enhance learning and safety, and content of education apps and E-books. Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics will also be shared and discussed. This workshop focuses on infants through children 12 years old.

Faculty and staff are invited to join Lisa Potter, Training Team Member with Child Care Solutions for this 30-minute workshop.

  • Thursday, October 18
  • Noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Hall of Languages, Room 500
Register for Limiting Electronics and TV

Together Time Vs. Scheduled Activities for Children

What are the benefits of together time? What does your together time looks like? We will offer ideas and materials on how to make together time fun for both children and parents. The amount of time your child spends on extracurricular activities and  the effects of overscheduling on your family’s well-being will also be discussed. This workshop focuses on infants through children 12 years old.

Faculty and staff are invited to join Kristy Sherman, Training Team Member with Child Care Solutions for this 30-minute workshop.

  • Friday, November 2
  • Noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Hall of Languages, Room 500
Register for Together Time

Webinar: Raising Resilient Children

Everyday children face changes and challenges that can improve or compromise their resiliency. This webinar will present strategies to help children make healthy decisions, increase self-esteem, and develop stress management skills. Help your child learn to handle life’s challenges with optimism and courage.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend this webinar presented by Carebridge:

  • Friday, December 7
  • Noon-1 p.m.
Register for Resilient Children

Elder Care and Caregiving Workshops

Family Dynamics: Changing Relationships with Parents, Spouses and Children

This facilitated discussion offers family members and caregivers an opportunity to examine the tough edges in their changed relationships. Some of the issues to be discussed will include taking in of responsibilities and letting go of expectations, finding time for self-care, and creating a balance in life. Sharing common experiences about their needs, expectations, disappointments, sources of support and other concerns provide both a learning and support experience in our unique situations as caregivers.

Faculty and staff are invited to join Karen Clark, LMSW, a Social Worker with University Geriatricians of SUNY Upstate for this 45-minute workshop.

  • Thursday, November 1
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Hall of Languages, Room 500
Register for Family Dynamics

How To Have the Difficult Conversations

Is there a difficult conversation you need to have but don’t know how to get started? Are you avoiding having this conversation? We will explore ways to prepare and start your conversation as well as offer some solid communications strategies to help move things along. We will cover the four difficult topics of: continuing to drive, medical issues, living arrangements and planning for the future. A question and answer period will follow.

Faculty and staff are invited to join Michael Massurin from the At Home Independent Living team for this 45-minute workshop.

  • Thursday, December 6
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Room 114
Register for Difficult Conversations

If you require accommodations for any of the above workshops, please contact the Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or wellness@syr.edu.