De-stress with two Free Virtual Cafes

brought to you by Philadelphia ACE Task Force
"Incorporating Mindfulness
Into Your Work and Life:
During COVID-19 and Beyond"

Thursday, April 16, 3:30 - 4:30 pm * * Based on popular demand - more time devoted to practice the tools during this session!
This interactive presentation will begin with a brief introduction around the science of mindfulness & will provide an overview of various mindfulness practices with ways to implement strategies in your personal and professional life during this crisis in our community, but also to support your ongoing professional resilience.


Presenters from the Support Center for Child Advocates, Allie Dolan, LSW and Meghan Johnson, MPH, have extensive experience in training on self-care and organizational strategies to mitigate vicarious trauma and burnout.
"Mindfulness Dialogue for Life"

Monday, April 20, 2020,
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mindfulness Dialogue for Life (MDFL) is a mindfulness based training program for improving workplace and interpersonal communication.

Dr. Diane Abatemarco and Daniel Martin will lead us through mindful activities and how to hold the mindfulness as you move to conversation and interaction, strengthening relationships at work or home, fostering curiosity and exploration through introspection, and healing effects of exposure to primary and secondary trauma.
Learn * Practice
Relax * Share
Dr. Meghan Gannon will host a discussion with both Dr. Diane Abatemarco and Daniel Martin around the development of their Mindfulness Dialogue for Life training program (MBDFL).

Dr. Abatemarco and Mr. Martin will talk about their work using MDFL in various settings, lead the group in a mindfulness meditation, share a poem reflection, and engage in discussion with attendees via Q&A.

They will also speak to the adaptation of the MDFL training to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its implementation at MATER (Maternal Addiction Treatment Education Program)  at Thomas Jefferson University.
Watch for registration links on the Philadelphia ACEsConnection Calendar for these upcoming Free Virtual Cafes
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 pm - "StressLess - Power and Control”
 Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm - "StressLess - Meaning-Making”
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 3:00 - 4:00 pm - "Life on Pause - building life in a new direction"
Brought to you by the
PATF Secondary Traumatic Stress Workgroup
The Secondary Traumatic Stress Workgroup is gathering tools that are used by City Departments, Unions, and other Workplaces that can be shared across our city to help build wellness in our workforce, caregivers, and community and to reduce the risk of traumatic stress. As we all navigate the #COVID-19 #ShutDown #StayHome, the workgroup members are sponsoring a series of virtual cafes to help #TakeCarePHL.
Learn - Practice - Share - Relax