Parenting and Caregiving During COVID Discussion Series

The Office of Well-Being is hosting a Discussion Series on Parenting and Caregiving during COVID-19 for School of Medicine faculty and staff members.

This series, which follows the symposium on the same topic from earlier this month, will focus on the challenges of parenting, caregiving and virtual learning during the pandemic. We invite you to join your colleagues to share the good, the bad and the ugly, and to provide and find support.

There will be three discussion sessions, each with a different topic focus.

Register for as many as you would find helpful. Click the title of the session below to find the Zoom link.

Strategies to Support Academic Success in a Year of Magical Thinking

Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Annette Campbell Anderson, PhD, deputy director, Johns Hopkins Center for Safe & Healthy Schools

This session is focused on hearing from parents who are challenged by the impact of COVID-19 on their children’s education this year. In addition to identifying key themes in understanding how parents and students are experiencing pandemic education together, we will brainstorm solutions to common issues and focus on creating a plan to navigate the balance of the academic year with grace.

Parenting and Self-care

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Carisa Parrish, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mental Health Challenges for Children and Adolescents during the Covid Era

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Karen Swartz, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Nadia Zaim, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


To create a safe and brave space, the sessions will not be recorded. 

Sponsored by the Office of Well-Being, Office of Women in Science and Medicine, Office of Faculty, and the Department of Medicine Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers.

Please contact the OWB at with any questions.