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Nov 18Webinar: Tarjetas de crédito: Lo bueno, lo malo y lo costoso

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE. Mié., 18 de Nov. de 2020 13:00 – 14:00 EST Tarjetas de crédito: Lo bueno, lo malo y lo costoso Millones de estadounidenses se están ahogando en deudas de tarjetas. Pero si pusieran estas 5 cosas simples en práctica, podrían estar nadando en un “mar de ahorros”. […]

Nov 11Webinar: Credit Cards: The Good, The Sad, The Costly

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE. English: Wednesday, November 11, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Credit Cards: The Good, The Sad, and The Costly Millions of Americans are drowning in card debt. But if they did these 5 simple things, they could be swimming in savings. In this free webinar, you’ll learn […]

Oct 27Conversational Webinar: “What’s On Your Mind?”

UMB’S Wellness and EAP Collaborative Event: What’s On Your Mind? A Safe Place to Talk Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) The pandemic has drastically altered our professional and personal lives. How we work, interact socially, and engage in daily life has transformed. This shift in routine can […]

Oct 27Financial Webinar: Pressure Creates Diamonds

Pressure Creates Diamonds: Money Management During Coronavirus Join Pro Linebacker Brandon Copeland and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a discussion on managing money during the coronavirus. Copeland will be in conversation with CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger. They’ll discuss managing and protecting your finances during difficult times, financial planning, and building savings. Join us […]

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Stressful Times in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is experiencing a difficult time. In the aftermath of the funeral of Freddie Gray, violence and the destruction of property occurred in parts of the city. The media has been showing constant coverage of the events. It may feel like it is impossible to escape newscasts and stories and images of the event. Many of you may live in the affected area while others of us are deeply concerned.
We are saddened by the death of this young man. Many of us may feel confused, frightened and not quite sure how to respond.
During a time like this, normal reactions include different feelings, thoughts and behaviors:
Feelings may include: sadness, anger, anxiety, uncertainty, irritability, vulnerability, helplessness, shock and disbelief.
Thoughts – difficulty focusing, disbelief, overwhelmed, confusion, preoccupation, sense of uneasiness
Behaviors – difficulty sleeping, appetite disturbance (can’t eat or eat too much), absentmindedness, withdrawal, isolation, increased use of substances (alcohol or drugs) restlessness and crying.
What can I do to help my children?
Children are especially frightened when they see what is happening.
Monitor or discourage children from watching media coverage.
Allow them to voice their fears.
Assure them that you will keep them safe.

What can I do to help myself?
Sharing your feelings but limit discussions in which you give your opinion for not everyone may feel the same.
Be a compassionate listener
Identify positive stress relievers – i.e. exercise, prayer, volunteering, etc.
Disconnect or limit media exposure about the disturbance for a time

In situations like this, the number one priority is safety for you and your family. If possible, avoid all areas where the disturbances are taking place. Here are some basic safety tips:
• Stay calm and keep your emotions in check
• Avoid confrontation
• Walk slowly and move away from the crowd as soon as you can
• Move to a safe, enclosed area whenever you are able
• If you live in an area where there is a disturbance, keep away from windows and doors and lock them
• If at all possible, plan an escape from the area
Remember your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you. Experienced counselors can offer support and structure to help individuals and groups talk about the issues. Feel free to call us at 667.214.1555 to schedule an appointment.