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California wildlife fire support resources are available to members

To help members get needed information about the wildfires affecting our communities, we’ve put together the following resources which include safety recommendations and where to find more detailed information. Please note that the below list links to PDF files and member login is required. California Wildfire Support Resources:  A list of key organizations and their websites … Read More

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

What is domestic violence and who is impacted? Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Forms of abuse include: physical, sexual, emotional, and financial.  It impacts millions of individuals across the United States, regardless of age, gender, economic status, race, religion, or education.   More than … Read More

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day (GO TO OUR MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES PAGE) California Schools JPA joins in recognizing World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 and is committed to helping its members better understand mental health and fight stigmas that prevent people who are struggling with their mental health from seeking the help they … Read More

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

In our continuing efforts to raise awareness about mental health issues plaguing our society, we wanted to re-visit the topic of suicide, depression, and self-harm that we discussed earlier this year (see Suicide, Depression, and self-harm). Previously, we had focused on monitoring your own health, but this month, our focus is on the mental health of … Read More

York Risk Services Group Acquired by Sedgwick

On September 4, 2019, Sedgwick finalized their acquisition of York Risk Services Group, a longstanding partner of California Schools JPA risk management. This means you will begin to see the Sedgwick name and logo on certain communications and webpages where you have been accustomed to seeing York’s name and logo. For those members who utilize … Read More

Mental Health and Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is being called the next wave in workspace wellness with physical, mental, and financial wellness being viewed as equally important.

Interpersonal Relationships, Social Media, FOMO and Mental Health

SOCIAL MEDIA AND FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO) FOMO is strongly linked to mental health issues including negative emotions. The need for inclusion and social status is extremely important. The envy of other people or wondering how different your life could be if you had made some different choices is common and can be found … Read More

Support Your Mental Health: Addressing Body image and Mental Health

With summer and sunny days just around the corner, body image issues and eating disorders often become worse. The obvious reasons of more revealing clothing, airbrushed models in advertisements, diets and workout plans populating your television, magazines, and social media can trigger even the most mentally healthy among us into negative or self-deprecating thoughts. However, … Read More