Workshops planned for single moms in higher education

Registration is open for two workshops that will focus on advice and self-care for single mothers in higher education.

Although programming centers on single moms, any faculty or staff member at the University can attend the sessions, which are sponsored by a Year of Emotional Well-Being grant. The project is the brainchild of Victoria Lancaster, assistant vice chancellor for operational excellence in business operations; Christine McClure, senior research scientist in health policy and management in the School of Public Health; and Tammeka Banks, director of financial operations for the School of Education. All three were single moms when they joined the University several years ago.

Single Mom Strong: Noon-1 p.m. April 5, 5601 Posvar Hall and via Zoom. This program will offer coping strategies from three therapists — who are also mothers — for when you don’t have all the answers. Cassandra Spearman, owner of Tea Snob, also will provide a self-care experience for attendees. Register for the April 5 event.

Managing Summertime Stress: May 3, 5601 Posvar Hall and via Zoom. Summer might be associated with relaxation, but the change in routine can be an unexpected source of stress. Managing Summertime Stress will feature a discussion with Shallegra Moye on managing stress while kids are out of school. Urban farmer and educator Farmer Girl Eb will host a self-care activity. Register for the May 3 event.