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

Be Well at Work Workshops

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

Elder Care

  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Tue 1/25; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Aging With Pride: Caregiving & Dementia in the LGBTQ+ Community Thu 2/3; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Holistic Quality of Life: Creating Joyful Moments Thu 3/3; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Meaningful Consent: Social & Legal Issues in Caring for Adults with Cognitive Changes Tue 4/12; 12:10 - 1:30 pm

  • Going the Distance: Resilience & Self-Care for Family Caregivers Thu 5/5; 12:10 - 1:30 pm

Parenting

  • Supporting Anxious Children: A Framework for Understanding and Managing Your Child's Anxiety Thu 2/24; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Planning Your Pregnancy Leave Thu 3/10; 12:10 - 1pm

  • Returning to Work Following Baby Bonding Leave Thu 3/31; 12:10 - 1 pm

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

  • Self-Compassion for Caregivers of Children & Teenagers Thu 5/19; 12:10 – 1pm

For a full list of Be Well at Workshops, check out their website: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/bewellatwork/workshops

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.