Whether you are a member of the faculty or staff, a student or postdoctoral associate or postdoctoral fellow, call on us whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems, no matter where you are located. In addition to one-on-one consultations, we offer a wide range of programs that address specific life issues and events.
The U.S. elections are over and the people of our country are taking stock after the 2016 presidential election. There is a level of exhaustion after a long and contentious campaign that has brought to light the extent of many divisions among the American people. You may find yourself experiencing many complex emotions: uncertainty, relief, anxiety, sadness, confusion, exhaustion, helplessness, anger, excitement, or satisfaction. We want to remind all faculty, staff, postdocs and family members that MIT MyLife Services is available to help anyone who would like consultation or support during this ongoing process of change. To reach MIT MyLife Services, call 844-405-LIFE (5433) at any time (24/7).
Finally, keep in mind the words MIT President L. Rafael Reif sent in his letter to the MIT Community on 11/9/16: “…let us find ways to listen to one another – with sympathy, humility, decency, respect and kindness.”
Raising Children Who Care About Others and Their Communities
Thursday, December 1 \ 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. \ Building E25-401
Presenter – Luba Falk Feigenberg, Ed.D.; Research Director, Making Caring Common
This presentation will share research about children’s social, emotional, and ethical development and describe the skills that contribute to success in relationships, in school, and in life. Strategies will be shared for building empathy and perspective taking, and for helping children be more compassionate in their everyday interactions.
The MIT Work-Life Center is featured in the September 2016 issue of Workplaces Magazine. Read more about MIT's commitment to providing high-quality lactation rooms across the MIT campus.
Fall 2016 Seminar Series
What’s complicating your life these days? Are you juggling multiple responsibilities and need a new approach to handling the stress that life inevitably puts in your path? Perhaps you’re adjusting to life as a new parent? Wondering how to support your school-age child, or how to help your high schooler plan for college? Dealing with the possibilities and uncertainties of life as a young professional, including how to manage your finances and career? Maybe you want to learn how to help an aging family member. Or, you may want more skills to maintain your own well-being as you balance your professional and personal goals.
The MIT Work-Life Center’s popular Seminar Series provides research-based strategies, tips, and information to help you deal with a diverse range of work-life issues.
With more than 25 seminars, workshops, and support groups to choose from this fall, you’re sure to find the topics and knowledge that matter most to you.
Your Newest Work-Life Benefits
MIT MyLife Services: If there's something on your mind, call MyLife Services—a free, confidential MIT benefit. One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide emotional and behavioral counseling, work-life consultations, and personalized referrals.
Planning and Paying for College: Take advantage of expert help through personalized guidance by phone or in person, online resources, seminars, and webinars designed to help you not only navigate the complex college admissions process, but also plan and pay for your child’s college education.
Student Loan Repayment: Access timely information and strategies for repaying your or your child's student loans. Receive expert guidance on your unique student loan situation by signing up for a personalized consultation, via phone or in person, and by attending a seminar.
Senior Care Planning: Experienced Senior Care Advisors provide in-depth consultations, by phone or in person, on housing options, care, and finance; help with short- and long-term customized caregiving plans; and facilitate family meetings.
Special Learning Needs: Parents of children who are struggling with developmental, emotional, or learning challenges—from birth through young adulthood—can consult with experts and access a range of online tools and webinars to support success in school.