Berkeley Lab Parents Network

The Berkeley Lab Parents Network is a group for employees to share tips, resources, activity ideas, and other helpful tools for supporting parents and their families, especially given the current challenges with shelter in place. This will be an informal group with an email listserve, Slack channel and meetings as needed. Please join us!

Contact: Didem Panfalone, HR Division Partner - Energy Technologies Area, DidemPanfalone@lbl.gov


*Both registration and the member list are restricted to LBL employees only

Monthly Parent Network Brown Bags

The Berkeley Lab Parents Network hosts monthly brown bags for members to share tips, resources, activity ideas, and other helpful tools. Given the current challenges with shelter in place, please join us for this chance to build community and get support.

Date: Third Wednesday of the month

Time: 12:30 - 1:30

Zoom Link*

*Please note: You will need to login to your Zoom account using your LBNL credentials. This reduces the chances of unauthorized attendees. If you’re having an issue, please visit the IT page on signing into Zoom.

Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children

Working from home, working without adequate or any childcare, distance learning, home schooling, college students at home, and being with your children 24/7 are only a few of the challenges parents face during COVID 19.

Join Be Well at Work‘s parenting support group, Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children. The group meetings will be topic based to provide a focus. The format will consist of a brief introduction to the topic by Leslie Bell, PhD, LCSW, BWAW Employee Assistance Counselor, and Karen Patchell, MA, BWAW Program Manager, followed by discussion and Q & A. The topic will be the same for both meetings in a month.

The group will meet virtually on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Second Wednesday: 11 am - 12 noon
Fourth Wednesday: 12:20 - 1:30 pm

If you are interested in attending, please register here.

Topics will include:

  • Self Care in light of COVID 19 and shelter in place

  • Managing children’s anxieties, and your own

  • Navigating ongoing uncertainty