MANAGER'S GUIDE

Helping Parents in your Workforce Prepare for Back-to-School

This school year, classes are open for in-person learning, but parents still face a variety of stressful challenges, including the continuing threat of COVID. Learn proactive strategies for supporting the mental health of employees with kids.

About the Panel

Sherice Torres is an inspirational leader with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategic planning, and change management. She currently serves as Global Director of Inclusion at Google – responsible for driving inclusion strategy including employee resource groups, leadership inclusion councils, inclusion partnerships, events, and insights. Sherice is the mother of 2 boys, with a passion for revolutionizing the public education system in the US, and advancing academic and professional opportunities for women and people of color.

Back to school, but not back to normal

Even as pandemic restrictions are lifted, this school year will come with its own unique challenges, as parents navigate balancing work with remote learning, school or classroom closures, isolation, and new routines amid an onslaught of chaotic news from across the globe. Your employees with children may need extra support from their co-workers and leaders.

Get proactive strategies for supporting parents, like:

  • Offering more flexibility on work schedules, locations, and deadlines
  • Helping parents recognize signs of struggle in their kids’ and teens’ behavior
  • Connecting parents and their children with quality mental health care