• The Council on Accreditation Employee Assistance Program Accreditation Process

      Stockert, Timothy (2003)
      The Council on Accreditation Employee Assistance Program accreditation process is time limited and facilitative in nature. It is a distinct, step-by-step process that involves an internal and external review of an organization’s policies, procedures, and practices based on standards of best practice. This article provides an overview of the steps in COA’s EAP accreditation process from application to reaccreditation, and discusses several of the distinguishing features of the process.
    • Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services: Employee Assistance Program Accreditation

      Stockert, Timothy (Council on Accreditation, 2002)
      These slides present a variety of information regarding the process of becoming an accredited EAP from the Council on Accreditation. Beginning with the history of the COA and EASNA, it then explores the development of standards and the process of accreditation. The benefits and costs of accreditation are also covered, and, finally, the slides explore peer reviewer's and team leader's tasks.
    • Developing Standards for Accreditation

      Pacinella, Stephanie (2003)
      Standards development is a continuous process that relies on an inclusive, consensus building methodology to ensure that standards maintain relevance in an ever- changing field. This article provides an overview of the framework for the COA Employee Assistance Program Standards, and details the steps in the standards development process that resulted in both the first, and current editions of the COA EAP Standards and Self-Study Manual. Areas of emphasis for future standards development are described.
    • EAP Accreditation Program as Administered by COA

      Stockert, Timothy (Council on Accreditation, 2001)
      This is a presentation of slides from the Council on Accreditation to the membership of EASNA. The presentation discusses the history of both the COA and EASNA and the partnership between the two. It then explores how the standards for accreditation were developed, including benefits and costs of accreditation and reports that will be created. Then, the slides explore the tasks of the peer reviewers and the team leaders. They also examine the the EASNA/COA Standard's format, weighting, and rating systems. Finally, the slides provide guidance on how to organize and format the self-study document.
    • EAP Accreditation: Should my organization pursue it?

      Stockert, Timothy (2003-09-19)
      This slide presentation answers a number of questions: What is accreditation? What is the history and background of EAP accreditation? Which EAPs are accredited? Why should our EAP pursue accreditation? What are the benefits? What is the process of accreditation? What are the costs – both financial and non-financial – to me, my staff, and our organization? Is our EAP eligible for accreditation?
    • EAP Book of Standards, 2nd Edition

      Stockert, Timothy (2004)
      This series of documents presents all of the standards and tools that an organization would have needed to prepare their self-study document and submit it to Council on Accreditation. There are a variety of different materials for organizations to reference, including standards, guidelines, a tool box, a glossary of terms, and sample guidelines. There are also documents that can be filled out by the organization like the policies and procedures checklist, a work plan, and a schedule of activities.
    • The EASNA Mentoring Program

      Stockert, Timothy (2002)
      This brochure provides an overview of the EASNA Mentoring Program which is a specifically designed process that pairs an EASNA approved individual with an organization seeking EAP accreditation from the COA. It covers what EAP accreditation is, what is involved in the mentoring program, who can be a mentor, and the partnership between EASNA and COA.
    • Employee Assistance Program Standards and Self-Study Manual, 1st Edition

      Stockert, Timothy (Council on Accreditation, 2001)
      This document is a short primer on the Council on Accreditation accreditation process. It discusses the nuts and bolts of the accreditation process, from application, to site visit, and accreditation decision. It also extensively addresses how you should prepare your self-study manual -- providing specific guidelines on producing a neatly prepared document that accurately captures your organization's compliance with the EAP Accreditation Standards. Lastly, eleven appendices at the back of the primer provide additional guidance in understanding the Standards and evidence of compliance.
    • Statement of Work, Agreement between EASNA and COA

      Stockert, Timothy (2002)
      The EASNA EAP Accreditation Program, as administered by COA (EAP Accreditation Program), is the culmination of an extensive and comprehensive review of existing best practices in the employee assistance field. The EASNA/COA EAP Accreditation Standards (EAP accreditation standards), which draw heavily upon existing COA and EASNA standards, have the benefit of an extensive literature search followed by rigorous beta testing at five EAPs representing a cross-section of the EAP industry. The agreement reflects the understanding between the COA and EASNA for the purposes of developing, marketing, facilitating and managing an employee assistance accreditation program for member organizations of EASNA.
    • Training for University of Occupational and Environmental Health

      Stockert, Timothy (2008-06-03)
      First, this presentation provides an overview of the accreditation process and standards. This includes a brief overview of accreditation, steps in the accreditation process, an overview of the structure and features of the 8th Edition Standards, and highlights of each section of the standards (ETH, FIN, GOV, HR, PQI, RPM, ASE, BSM, CR, TS, and EAP). Next, the presentation covers rating the standards, peer reviewer role and responsibilities, and site visit logistics. This involves a rating scale and writing justifications rating exercise, answering questions like who are the peers and team leaders and what is the value of using volunteers, a brief overview of peer reviewer eligibility, benefits, and policies, and pre-, on-, and post-site visit activities. Finally, the presentation examines COA’s internal processes from site visit to accreditation notification. This section covers the site visit assignment, the preliminary report, the commission and notification, the maintenance of accreditation, and closing thoughts and follow-up actions.