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Video Published: 19 Aug 2021

Taking Care: Balancing Caregiving and Personal Care

Licensed mental health professionals join opera industry professionals to provide insights, tools, and resources for opera professionals to prioritize mental health during the pandemic and beyond.

According to leading economists, this pandemic will set working women back 10 years in terms of equity and progress. A major contributing factor to this setback is the burden of eldercare and childcare being placed on women far more than on men. Whether remotely caring for older relatives outside the home or working from home while tending to children, the responsibility of family falls to women.


Baneca Henson, LPC, NCC, CCATP (practitioner)
Alejandra Valarino Boyer, director of programs and partnerships, Seattle Opera (moderator)