Panel discussed the gendered impact of caregiving, access to providers, alternative care options, the logistics of restarting schools and programs, local resources and more.
The disruptions of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home period are likely to disproportionately impact women’s job stability and pay, time, personal health, and access to childcare, increasing gender inequities. To shine a light on this gendered impact and share resources for caregivers, The Women’s Place and President and Provost’s Council on Women presented on June 11, 2020, and offers a recording below of The Caregiving Crisis during COVID-19 Webinar, featuring a virtual panel.
Dr. Andreá Williams, interim director of The Women's Place and associate professor of English at Ohio State University, moderated the panel. The panel focused on the challenges of working and caring for children, elders, and others during the pandemic and included information on access to providers, alternative care options, the logistics of restarting schools and programs, local resources and more. The webinar was open to people of all genders.
- Noelle Arnold, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology
- Joyce Chen, Associate Professor, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences & PPCW Chair-elect
- Laura Justice, Executive Director, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research & Policy and Schoenbaum Family Center
- Kelsey Loushin, Counselor and Elder Care Specialist, Impact Solutions on behalf of Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- John C. Marschhausen, Superintendent, Hilliard City Schools