(FRANKFORT, Ky - April 24, 2020) Many Kentuckians are taking care of several other people during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can create an imbalance in taking care of themselves. A 90-minute webinar to be offered twice on May 4 will offer self-care strategies to help participants regain balance during this stressful time. The Bounce Coalition webinar, offered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky as part of its Health for a Change training series, will feature Joseph L. Bargione, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in Louisville.

The webinar is free but participants must register:

Self-Care During a Pandemic
Monday, May 4, 2020
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Register here.

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Register here.

This webinar originally was developed with educators and health department coalitions in mind, and has the following objectives:

• Learn symptoms associated with stress.
• Learn strategies to combat stress associated with COVID-19.
• Learn strategies to become more resilient.
• Learn 3 key components for self-care.
• Learn how to create their own self-care plan.

Dr. Bargione was the lead psychologist for 25 years with Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville. In this position, he was responsible for facilitating the creation of a trauma-informed, multi-tiered framework that the District used to support students, staff, and families exposed to trauma. Dr. Bargione has presented at the state, regional, and national levels in crisis intervention, youth mental health first aid, suicide prevention, and trauma. In 2018, Dr. Bargione was awarded the Schuster Advocacy Award from the Kentucky Psychological Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched the Health for a Change capacity building training series as part of an effort to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth in the work of advancing today's pressing health issues.
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About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested nearly $28 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.

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