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Coping with COVID-19: Helping Members Manage Stress and Anxiety - Presented by The Hartford

Kimberly Mashburn, Absence Management Practice Lead, The Hartford 

Dr. Adam Seidner, Chief Medical Officer, The Hartford 

Adele Spallone, Vice President of Clinical Operations, The Hartford 

Striking an optimal balance of work and home was always a challenging juggling act for family caregivers. But the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t so much blur those boundaries as it did obliterate them. Almost overnight, households were turned into worksites and classrooms and parents into geography and math teachers. These new roles added new stress and anxiety amplified by uncertainty and isolation. This session shares effective coping strategies for caregivers, highlighting the importance of healthy routines, emotional well-being and how best to support children, who, like the adults around them, have also lost their sense of normalcy.