MyFamily @ Berkeley Lab

Welcome!

The MyFamily @ Berkeley Lab website provides a centralized location for parents and others to find information on services related to children, youth, elders, pets, and self-care.

The site is a collaborative effort between Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) and the IDEA Office to support the work/life balance of our Berkeley Lab employees and their families.

The resources you will find here highlight services found at Berkeley Lab, as well as outside the laboratory. We do not recommend or endorse any particular resource on this site; however, we do suggest the careful review and evaluation of services that best meet the needs of your family.

Questions? Please email us at IDEA@lbl.gov.

Upcoming Events

A lot of us may be feeling ill-equipped as parents these days, as we try to manage our own stress and overwhelm while juggling personal and professional responsibilities, during a completely disorienting time.

So…how do we bring our “A game” to parenting during this pandemic age? Do we even need to have an “A game,” or is a “ B game” okay?

This presentation will cover a variety of topics…back to school anxiety, how to help our kids accept change and tolerate uncertainty, “good enough” parenting paradigm, and a bit about a really important parenting goal – especially now - supporting our kids in their social-emotional development.

Be Well at Work - Fall Workshops

To register, log into the UC Learning Center(link is external) and search for the name of the workshop.

Elder Care

  • Essential Legal Planning Mon 10/4; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Who Will Care for Me? Thu 11/18; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Dementia: A Primer for Family Caregivers Mon 12/6; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

Parenting

  • Tackling Tough Conversations with Tweens and Teens - Wed 9/22; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Planning Your Pregnancy Leave Thu 9/30; 12:10 - 1pm

  • Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School - Thu 10/7; 1 – 4:15 pm

  • Understanding and Creating Listening Partnerships Tue 10/12; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Looking to Nature as the New Normal Wed 10/27; 12:10 – 1 pm

To see the full list of family related news and events click here to check out the IDEA Office Website.

Interested in adding DEI Events to your calendar? Just click on the blue + sign in the lower right hand corner of the calendar and you'll be able to view our events from your Google calendar.

News

Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Did you know? 1 in 5 new moms may have strong feelings of sadness, anxiety (worry), or tiredness. These feelings are part of a medical condition known as perinatal depression. It is one of the most common complications that can happen during pregnancy and after childbirth. Perinatal depression can be treated. Yet, very few seek treatment. Read the full article and find resources.

New Pay for Family Care and Bonding Program Effective July 1, 2021

Berkeley Lab has approved a new partial income replacement option called Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) effective July 1, 2021 for employees who take eligible Family and Medical Leave.

Learn more about this program and what it means for Lab employees.