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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide work/life services and programs to employees and their family which:

  • Promote health and well-being of the family;
  • Increase the employee's capacity to resolve family issues; and
  • Ease the demands of balancing work and family responsibilities.

Goals

  • Recognize that the composition of families is changing and that family responsibilities are becoming more complex.
  • Establish policies and programs that recognize and anticipate employee needs outside the workplace.
  • Provide equitable benefits to family members including spouse and dependents as well as domestic partners, children of domestic partners and young adult dependents.
  • Promote broad policies that assure that selected benefits and services are responsive to their needs.
  • Communicate benefits information to employees, retirees and their dependents, which enables them to tailor work/life programs to meet their needs.
  • Empower employees and family members with timely information and education that contribute to their optimal health and well-being.

All classes are 60 – 90 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated.
If noted with an asterisk (**), this class has been offered in 2012 and/or 2013

You can pre-register for many classes at the Personal Health and Well-Being website at
www.smcgov.org/LMS


**Babies & You Prenatal Health Promotion Program

(12 hours, 2 x 6 hours)
Take this course if you are currently expecting, planning a pregnancy or adoption.
-- Session 1 ~ What to Expect During Pregnancy: Fetal Growth & Development, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Parenting Roles and an Overview of Labor & Delivery.
-- Session 2 ~ What to Expect After the Baby Comes Home: Postpartum & Infant Care Basics, Home & Car Safety, Breastfeeding Basics and a Review of County Benefits and Programs for Moms & Dads

**Blood Drives

Employee Blood Drives held at various County worksites throughout the year.
Sponsored by Blood Centers of the Pacific.

**Worksite Lactation Program

This special service provides education and assistance to encourage the continuation of breastfeeding upon return to work. Programs and services include: - Information on breastfeeding; - Convenient access to breastpumps at Nursing Stations at four County worksites; - Individual counseling with a Certified Lactation Consultant to help with breastfeeding problems immediately after birth and upon return to work; - Breastpump Loaner Program; - Resource listing of breastpump supplies and rentals on the Peninsula.

** Eldercare Workshop

Part One ~ "Caring for Aging Adults": Being a caregiver of an aging adult can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience for both the aging adult and caregiver. However, without understanding the particular needs of the aging adult or developing a plan of action, it can be a time consuming and stressful process. This seminar will address the aging adult's needs, the caregiver's needs, the caregiver's action plan and will examine ways to care for the caregiver.

Part Two ~ "Legal Issues of Aging": There are many issues to consider when caring for an older adult. In addition to ensuring that they are receiving the best care possible, it is also important to consider the legal concerns associated with this stage of life.

Participants will receive a copy of “ The Comfort of Home-A Complete Guide for Caregivers”.
This program is presented by CONCERN:EAP

Internet Safety

This course provides a foundation to build the knowledge and skills needed to protect children and youth from online risks when using the Internet. Participants learn how to safely access the web by using common Internet tools such as browsers, email and instant messaging. Participants learn skills to protect their family from online risks including cyber-bullying, online harassment, exposure to inappropriate materials and phishing. Popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are explored. Resources to help keep children and youth safe are explained including how to discuss Internet safety with family members.

**The Road to College

High school is center stage when it comes to the college application process and is the critical time to help maximize a child’s potential for success with college admissions. With close to 4,000 options for college, complexities in admissions are at an unprecedented high.
Participants will learn:
-- How to put together a strong college list
-- How to narrow options and select the right college for their children
-- The importance of “marketing” their student
-- Valuable tricks to a successful application and how to avoid some common essay pitfalls
This program is presented by College Coach.

**The Pursuit of Sanity: Confessions from a Mom on the Edge . . .

Four hours (2 x 2 sessions)
Sensible solutions from a mom who is running on empty and living in the trenches. Suzanne Hughes will offer parents, from babies to teens, practical tips to help you avoid emotional vampires, recharge your own internal battery and find quiet for your soul.

**Paying for College

In addition to the challenge of gaining admission, parents are faced with the daunting task of paying for this priceless education. This workshop provided a comprehensive overview of the wide range of programs available and how parents can tackle the challenge of paying for college.
This program is presented by College Coach.