Secretary of State Kim Wyman to Present at ICSEW’s VIRTUAL Meeting May 19

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ICSEW is gearing up for its May meeting and we’re meeting virtually!

In these uncertain times, ICSEW board members feel that it’s even more important to be able to continue providing professional development training.  We’ve decided to switch to a virtual format for the next few meeting to allow us to safely engage with our members and the public.  We’ll be conducting meetings via Zoom. You’ll still need to register through EventBrite. After you register through EventBrite, you’ll receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the meeting. Registration is limited to 100 participants, so sign up early!

Presentation: Ahead of the Curve, Voting, Leadership and Women: Historical Insights and Contemporary Implications

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Secretary of State Kim Wyman

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be presenting Ahead of the Curve, Voting, Leadership and Women: Historical Insights and Contemporary Implications. 2020 is the centennial of the women’s suffrage movement. Come learn about Washington’s history of suffrage and women in our state who paved the way.

Secretary Wyman is Washington’s 15th Secretary of State. First elected in 2012, she is serving her second term and is only the second female Secretary of State in Washington’s history. Prior to being elected to this office, she served as Thurston County Elections Director for nearly a decade and was elected Thurston County Auditor from 2001-2013.

Following Secretary Wyman’s presentation, we will highlight ICSEW’s mentorship program as well as discuss the future of our membership meetings. ICSEW has decided to switch to a virtual meeting format for the next few meetings to be able to safely continue providing personal and professional development opportunities to our membership, during this uncertain time We’ll be sharing more details on what our new operating procedures will look like. We look forward to hearing and seeing you at the meeting!

Want to learn more about ICSEW? Check out our website: https://icsew.wa.gov/

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icsew-meeting-may-19-2020-virtual-registration-103856284944

Staying at Home and its Impact on Your Mental Health

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter

Is Staying Home Putting Your Safety or Mental Health at Risk?

Social distancing, working from home, self-quarantining, sheltering in place…we are all implementing some combination of these COVID-19 responses to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. But actions that keep us at home and away from public spaces put some community members at risk in other ways. For example, those who are living with an abusive partner or a person with a substance use disorder are now more likely to be exposed to unsafe situations. And those who struggle with depression, anxiety or substance use may be feeling isolated and lonely, with worsening symptoms.

Sound familiar? Reach out for help now – call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know needs urgent help, call the EAP at 877-313-4455, or contact one of these resources:

·         Domestic Violence/Abuse

·         Suicide/Depression/Anxiety

Also see Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty and Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak