Recent Submissions

  • Stigma as a barrier to the use of Employee Assistance Programs

    Milot, Marc (Workreach Solutions, APAS Laboratory Inc., 2019-02)
    An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be an impactful workplace benefit, but not all employees will access one in a time of need. One potential but rarely studied barrier to the use of EAPs is perceived stigma. This study by Workreach Solutions investigated the association between worker perceptions of stigma and the likelihood of accessing an EAP for distressing personal problems in a representative sample of employed Canadians (N=1001). A number of insights emerged from the study, one being that an important proportion of workers reported perceptions of stigma in relation to receiving help from EAP counselling services (EAP treatment stigma). Further, workers with greater perceptions of mental health stigma reported greater EAP treatment stigma, and perceptions of stigma in relation to EAPs reduced the self-reported likelihood of their use. The study concluded that worker perceptions of stigma can be considered a barrier to the use of EAPs, a phenomenon similar to that observed with other psychological or mental health services. Some workers who could benefit from an EAP might choose not to use one due to perceived stigma in relation to receiving help. The findings also suggested that stigma may help explain gender-based patterns of EAP utilization, generally involving lower use by men workers. Workplace interventions aimed at reducing employee perceptions of stigma could increase use of EAPs and by proxy help to improve organizational health.
  • EAPs in the Health 2.0 World

    Burke, John J., M.A.; Taylor, Chuck (2016-03-10)
  • Transsexual Employees in the Workplace

    Taranowski, Chester J. (The Haworth Press, 2008)
    As the U.S. society becomes more accepting of lifestyle diversity, an increasing number of individuals, experiencing gender dysphoria, are likely to seek relief from their challenge through transformations. Although medical interventions for these transitions are improving, the expenses for the procedures are not covered by most medical plans and remain costly for the individual. The end result is that those considering gender transformation are more likely to undergo this process while they are employed. When a workplace is exposed to an individual in transition, many predictable problems are likely to surface. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals will increasingly be called upon to assist transmen and transwomen to maneuver through the workplace adjustment process, and to help coworkers in their adaptation to these changes.
  • Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group -- 17 States, 2012 and 2015

    Peterson, Cora; Stone, Deborah M.; Marsh, Suzanne M., M.P.A.; Schumacher, Pamela K.; Tiesman, Hope M.; McIntosh, Wendy LiKamWa; Lokey, Colby M.; Trudeau, Aimee-Rika T.; Bartholow, Brad; Luo, Feijun (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018-11-16)
  • X2 AI Tess: Working with AI Technology Partners

    Rauws, Michiel; Quick, John; Spangler, Nancy (Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 2019)
  • Exploring the Use of an Emancipation Checklist for Older Youth (18-21) Exiting Foster Care

    Summers, Alicia; Shdaimah, Corey S.; Knoche, Victoria A. (2018-12)
    This paper examines the efforts of a court to improve outcomes for older youth who are exiting foster care by implementing an Emancipation Checklist (EC) to guide discussion around 12 stability indicators thought to improve youth transition to adulthood (e.g., education, employment). Over 90% of youth had medical insurance, all personal documents, a permanent connection, and could identify their core values. Less than half had employments or were engaged in educational or vocational training. Youth who exited when they were older and who attended more of their court hearings had more stability indicators. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
  • EAPA's World EAP Conference 2014 - Seidl Keynote

    Seidl, Wolfgang, M.D. (2014-09-30)
  • EAP in South Africa: HIV/AIDS Pandemic Drives Development

    Govender, Thiloshni; Vandayar, Radhi (Employee Assistance Professional Association, 2018-10)
  • Best Practices in Employee and Organizational Risk Management: Opportunities for EAP

    Attridge, Mark (2018-10-10)
    This four hour workshop examines the global research literature to identify the evidence-based best practices that employee assistance providers can use to better manage the behavioral health risks of employees in the organizations they serve. As EAPs try to show higher business value to their purchasers, adopting a risk-management and prevention oriented approach can distinguish it from standard providers. Companies that want to be an "employer of choice" and establish a healthy work culture can re-position the EAP as part of these larger organizational well-being initiatives through the kinds of services profiled in this workshop.
  • Who's Who on the faculty

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work (1974)
  • EAPA's World EAP Conference 2013 - Scott Keynote

    Scott, Darrell, 1949- (2013-10-17)

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