For Our Employees 

Election Support and Sessions From IPG’s Employee Assistance Program Provider CCA

  • 24/7 Support: If you are experiencing stress or anxiety related to the elections, you are not alone. Help from a professional counselor is just a phone call away, courtesy of CCA Immediate support is available 24/7, and short-term, confidential, telephonic or video counseling sessions can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
    LINK HERE: https://bit.ly/3222q7Z

 

  • Managing Political Anxiety: Receive guidance from mental health experts on how to manage your anxiety in times of political conflict and change while also remaining engaged in positive ways. LINK HERE: https://bit.ly/3mJSqs3
     

  • 2020 Elections – News for You: Articles and resources to help readers manage distress and conflict related to the election and to help voters navigate the polls safely amidst the pandemic. LINK HERE: https://bit.ly/2HMZaH1

 

  • 1:1 Sessions: To support your emotional and mental well-being through these unprecedented times, CCA will be offering additional dedicated “office hours” for IPG employees. You will have the opportunity to speak confidentially with a professional counselor about any issue that’s on your mind.

    • WHEN:

      • Thursday, November 5th | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST

      • Tuesday, November 10th | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

    • HOW: By appointment only, on the hour.

      • To schedule a 45-minute session on November 5th, please reach out directly to CCA clinician Eden Bellow at ebellow@ccainc.com and indicate the time you’d like to meet.

      • To schedule a 45-minute session on November 10th, please reach out directly to CCA clinician Colleen McGuire at cmcguire@ccainc.com and indicate the time you’d like to meet.

      • The counselor will confirm your time slot and provide you with contact information—phone or Zoom—based on your preference. CCA will not disclose your participation, and anything you share with the counselor will remain confidential.

Working Together

After this year’s election, in order to support the well-being of our people, who may come from diverse backgrounds and hold different viewpoints, we must make intentional efforts to help foster unity, psychological safety, and support. 

 

That may mean holding conversations around charged feelings, engaging with people with whom we disagree, and finding ways to continue working to work together across differences. 

 

The following resources will help you remember to listen to understand and not to change minds, root conversations back to shared values, and show support through action.

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Parents @ IPG

IPG’s DEI team launched an online Parent Center with Peace at Home Parenting, that can help a broad range of family needs, including how to respond to current events, one-on-one coaching, and remote parenting.

 

IPG ONLY Toolbox: https://bit.ly/IPGPeace

Subscription Code: IPGPEACE

Now Is A Good Time To Talk To Kids About Civics (Article)

  • Election Day is nearly upon us. Then again, you probably didn't need us to tell you that. Your sweaty palms suggest you're like many Americans who, no matter which candidate they support, have been amped and anxious for months. If you've been riding an emotional, politics-fueled rollercoaster, believe us: Your kids have noticed.

Election Workshops:

  • Roundtable Discussion - Election 2020: Talk with Your Kids

    • Elections reflect our community and culture. They offer us an opportunity to have a voice. This Round Table will include some positive ideas to help our children feel safe and optimistic even in the current divisive atmosphere in our country.  Monday, November 9 | 1:00 pm EST

  • Safe Space Election Round Table Discussion: Self-Care and Care of Others in Turbulent Times

    • How are you doing emotionally? What do you need right now to be well in body, heart, and mind? Peace At Home founder Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW and seasoned clinician and mental health teacher Denise Parent, LMFT, will facilitate this conversation to include practical suggestions about self-care and balanced thinking during these difficult times. Tuesday, November 10 | 1:00 pm EST