Managing Stress and Building Resilience Among School Employees

Recorded on May 12, 2021

With the Labor Occupational Health Program's School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program

Managing Stress and Building Resilience Among School Employees

About the Webinar:

While some levels of stress can have benefits in motivation, chronic workplace stress causes overwhelm and can erode personal health. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased levels of workplace stress significantly for school employees. This webinar teaches you about the effects of workplace stress on your body, how to identify the root causes and develop short and long term strategies to make positive change. Learn how to choose healthy responses to stressful events to cope more effectively with demanding expectations and change.

This webinar is based on the School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program administered by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations through an interagency agreement with the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify pathways for protecting teachers and staff in schools, including the use of vaccination to offer a layer of protection
  2. Discuss COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, science, and COVID-19 variants of concern
  3. Describe infection tracking and monitoring strategies in schools

Instructor: Michele Mariscal

Michele Mariscal has 30 years’ experience in the health and wellness field. She is a skilled facilitator in soft skills training and development, consulting with 35 public school districts to find resilience through risk mitigation prevention strategies. She is also the owner of EnergyM. As an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist she helps people complete the emotional pain of loss. She is a five time author with her most recent publication of Growing Through Grief – The Alchemy of Healing from Loss.

Instructor: Yasin Khan

Yasin Khan graduated as a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Safety from Drexel University. Through the Occupational Health and Safety Internship Program (OHIP) Yasin worked with SEIU Local 121RN and the Nurse Alliance of California on regulatory research for the California SafeCare Standard, which was adopted by California Occupational Health and Safety Standards Board in 2016. Yasin has continued to work on OHS issues in a variety of industries including firefighters and airport workers nationally as well as with tailors and tea farmers in India. She now works as a Program Coordinator at the UC Berkeley Labor and Occupational Health Program.

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