COVID-related sanctions can be overwhelming for families. How can we make plans for work and life when we don’t even know if our basic dependent care needs will be met or whether kids will be in school this fall? And how can we be resilient and productive when the next year or two are so uncertain? In this interactive talk, we will be discussing the balancing act that modern families now face and the stress, anxiety, and physical and mental health issues that might now be affecting adults and children. We will also discuss problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies to improve life and support others by meeting them where they are.
Dr. Michelle Drouin is a developmental psychologist (B.A. Cornell University, D.Phil. University of Oxford), Professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, and Senior Research Scientist at Parkview Research Center. Dr. Drouin’s research focuses on the integration of technology into relationships, families, and healthcare. Dr. Drouin’s research on sexting and mobile phone addiction has attracted international attention, and she regularly does interviews for television, radio, newspapers, and magazines in the U.S. and abroad.
(1) CEU will be provided to participants
Tue, July 14, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Conference Meeting
Great KIDS Make Great COMMUNITIES