First 5 Lake County hosts Jan. 29 webinar on building resilience

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – First 5 Lake County will host a 90-minute webinar led by author and researcher, Zach Mercurio, on Friday, Jan. 29.

The webinar will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Mercurio is the author of, “The Invisible Leader,” and is a speaker and researcher whose writing has been featured in Psychology Today and Forbes magazine. His speaking engagement clients include Hewlitt Packard, Ghirardelli, the National Park Service, the Alzheimer's Association, the University of Notre Dame and many more.

He will be speaking on the topic, "Building Resilience on Purpose."

In this session, he will review the science and evidence-based practices of consciously developing a purposeful approach to positively grow through trauma and difficulty.

Participants will also learn skills to discern meaningfulness in difficulty and will be able to reflect on and activate their strengths for navigating compassion fatigue and avoiding burnout.

This training is made possible by a partnership between Lake County Child Welfare Services and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and is organized with foster parents and those working with foster and at-risk youth in mind as the core audience, but all are welcome to attend.