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Social & Emotional Well-Being Webinar Series Concludes with "Stress and the Body"

Tomorrow afternoon, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties will conclude its free, four-part webinar series Social & Emotional Well-Being, with “Stress and the Body,” presented by Lucille Rosario (MSW, LICSW) and Chad M. Jayasekera (MA, LICSW).

Stress is a normal part of our daily lives. Whether at work or home, relationships or politics, health or finances, stress impacts us mentally, emotionally and physically. And, when stress becomes overwhelming it can have a detrimental impact on our overall health and wellness. The presentation of “Stress and the Body,” will assist us in exploring how stress affects our mind on our bodies, important signs and signals to understand, and tools and strategies to build resilience to stress.

To register on advance for “Stress and the Body,” which will be held Tuesday, March 23 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm CT), please visit the event webpage at gotowebinar. You can also access the first three installments of this series (“Parenting During a Pandemic,” “Going Beyond Trauma,” and “Community Violence and Trauma”) by visiting the Social & Emotional Well-Being webpage at 

About Lucille Rosario (MSW, LICSW)

Lucille Rosario is a school social worker at District 287 and community faculty member with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work. Lucille brings more than 15 years’ experience in addressing youth development, healthy relationships, family violence, parenting, trauma, mental illness, and nutrition.

About Chad M. Jayasekera (MA, LICSW)

Chad M. Jayasekera is the districtwide mental health professional at School District 287. Chad brings more than 15 years of experience working with youth and families, including residential treatment, day treatment, in-home therapy, school-based therapy, care coordination, and school social work.

About Community Action’s Social & Emotional Well-Being Webinar Series

Community Action’s four-part Social & Emotional Well-Being Webinar Series features experts in the mental health industry, who will provide vital health/wellness tools and strategies to the communities we serve. While trauma and stress affect those living low-income lives most, if not all of the time, adequately addressing these daily anxieties is of particular importance at this time in history as the coronavirus pandemic and America’s deep-seated social, political, and economic crises continue to disparately affect low-income and BIPOC communities. 

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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