Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Foothill Family Receives 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction Award Foothill Family Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Employee Engagement From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 3, 2017 | 11:32 am Your email address will not be published. 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The Work-Life Seal of Distinction is a mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in promoting effective practices to support and maintain the health of its employees.As one of only 160 organizations and companies in North America to be recognized, Foothill Family is honored to be a 2017 recipient of this award for our second consecutive year,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family chief executive officer. “We are proud to support the mental health of our communities by starting with the health and well-being of our employees, who are the on the front line of caring for children and families in need.”Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership. Applicants are evaluated on:• Health & wellness• Pay for time not worked• Unpaid time off• Retirement• Perquisites• Base pay• Bonus programs• Short-term incentives• Long-term incentives• Performance management• Recognition• Development opportunities• Caring for dependents• Culture initiatives & community involvement• Financial wellness• Workplace flexibility• Workforce experience“We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere,” stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. “This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I’m confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.”This year’s recipients represent nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies in industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Foothill Family is included in the ranks of awardees including Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TD Ameritrade, KPMG LLP, Volvo Group North America, and the US Department of Agriculture.About Foothill FamilyFounded in 1926, Foothill Family provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation as a leader in providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health services, early child development, school-based behavioral health care, and youth and family services including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 24,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs and outreach. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org.About WorldatWorkThe Total Rewards AssociationWorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits and total rewards. It’s our mission to empower professionals to become masters in their fields. We do so by providing thought leadership in total rewards disciplines from the world’s most respected experts; ensuring access to timely, relevant content; and fostering an active community of total rewards practitioners and leaders. https://www.worldatwork.org/WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with more than 70 human resources associations around the world. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week
”I want to say as loudly and clearly as I can: it is okay to ask for help”In 2017, there were at least 103 firefighter suicides and 140 police officer suicides nationwide, researchers said. In contrast, 93 firefighters and 129 police officers died in the line of duty.“Police officers experience trauma on a regular basis — not just what is on the front line of nightly news,” Miriam Heyman, a researcher with the Ruderman Family Foundation, told ABC News in April.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. duha127/iStock(NEW YORK) — An off-duty New York City police officer died over the weekend from an apparent suicide, the fifth NYPD officer to take his own life in the past two months and the seventh this year, officials said.The officer, whose name was not immediately released, was found dead on Saturday at his home in the New York City borough of Staten Island, sources told ABC New York station WABC.“The tragic news today that another member of the NYPD has been lost to suicide breaks our hearts, and is a deep sorrow felt by all of New York City,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said in a statement.This officer’s death came a month after O’Neill said the NYPD was in the throes of a “mental health crisis” and took steps to address the issue, including providing counseling services in every police precinct. The department has also put out videos calling for more discussion of mental health and drawing attention to the services available.Both O’Neill and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio implored the more than 30,000 police officers on the force to seek help if they are experiencing depression.“To every member of the NYPD, please know this: it is okay to feel vulnerable. It is okay if you are facing struggles. And it is okay to seek help from others,” O’Neill said. “You may not know this, and it may be hard to imagine, but you are not out there all by yourself. More people than you know, who wear the same uniform as you do, share the same doubts and fears and struggles that you do. Seeking help is strength. Talking about your problems is strength. Acknowledging you need a place to turn is strength. There is no shame here — only a promise to provide you with the help and support you need and deserve.”De Blasio echoed O’Neill’s statement.“I want to say as loudly and clearly as I can: it is okay to ask for help,” de Blasio said. “If you or a loved one is in need, ask. Your whole city stands in support of you ready to answer the call.”The officer who took his life is a transit police officer, who was recently promoted to sergeant, the New York Daily News reported.Four NYPD officers died from suicide in the month of June alone, and two others took their own lives earlier this year.A recent white paper commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization, found that police officers and firefighters are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty.
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has revealed his AC Milan teammate Kevin-Prince Boateng is getting closer to rescinding his decision to quit the Black Stars.Muntari also disclosed that the Germany-born player consistently talks about the national team, showing that he still loves the national team despite quitting the Black Stars about two years ago.The 26-year-old stunned the world with his decision to retire from the Ghana national team in 2011 just over one year after securing a nationality switch to play for the country of his father.Boateng’s decision was even more startling especially after excelling with the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup which helped him to secured a bumper cash move to the Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.Despite quitting the national team, the ex-Germany youth international consistently sent goodwill messages to the Black Stars team during the 2013 Nations Cup.These messages, usually posted on the Milan star’s Twitter page, is seen by many as overtures towards his return to the Black Stars. The German-born’s club teammate, Muntari with whom he played together with during their days at Portsmouth now hints at Boateng’s return.“Prince is a cool guy, he is a good guy. He was having some little problems that is why he decided to stay apart,” he told MTNFootball.com.“But he always talks about the national team so hopefully one day he will change his mind and come because definitely we need him here.”Muntari is one of the star names expected to lineup for the Black Stars when they take on Sudan in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.