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If Your Child's School Closes, Where Can You Turn for Help?

January 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 19

As reported by various media outlets, emotions have been running high for families throughout the Philadelphia area since the recent announcement that dozens of Catholic schools will close or merge this June.

If you’re one of the many who will be affected by these changes, read on to learn about resources Penn offers that can support you during this difficult time. We also invite you to join us on February 15 for Empowering Your Child to Manage Change, a learning session led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program. To register, visit the Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog and choose Quality of Worklife from the Browse by Category menu.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-888-321-4433, the EAP offers free, confidential counseling and referral services as well as one-on-one coaching and support for your personal and professional life issues. You and your family members can arrange for individual or family counseling sessions in your neighborhood or on campus. Visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/eap.aspx for more information.

Worklife resources. Work and Family Benefits provides free and confidential online and phone information and support for your everyday needs—from childcare solutions to parenting help to education concerns. Assistance is available all day, every day by phone at 1-888-321-4433 or online. Work and Family Benefits can help you find short- and long-term care options if your child’s school closes. Visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/worklife/resources.aspx for more information.

Questions? Contact Penn Human Resources at qowl@hr.upenn.edu or (215) 573-2471.


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