Recent Submissions

  • Digital Archive Notes 6th Anniversary: Preserving Our Past to Protect Our Future

    Herlihy, Patricia A.; Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Kahn, Alaina (Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 2019-06)
  • Tips for Supervisors of Disaster Responders: Helping Staff Manage Stress When Returning to Work

    United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2014)
  • Integration Insights Column #10: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Attridge, Mark (Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 2019-06)
    This is the 10th article in a series on integration of EAP into the workplace. This article examines the increasing interest of leading employers for including EAP as part of the overarching corporate goal of creating a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. This trend represents tremendous opportunities for EA professionals to better integrate EAPs into various workplace health initiatives. It summarizes the key resources from the 2019 Think Tank meeting of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) that focused on the topic of psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • The Many Ways EAPs Support Love: A Research Review

    Attridge, Mark (Employee Assistance European Forum, 2019-06-14)
    Love has been the focus of social science research for several decades. Highlights of this scholarly literature are presented on topics of romantic love, love and health, the dark side of love, longing for love (loneliness), love and family, loving your co-worker, loving your work, and loving your workplace. Industry data is also used to demonstrate how EAPs support each of these aspects of love.
  • Chestnut's Addiction Archives Offer Most Diverse History Of The Disease

    Cullen, Mary, M.P.A. (WGLT Illinois State University, 2019-05-30)
  • Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health (2017-2018)

    Unknown author (Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)
  • The impact of organizational culture and climate in child welfare agencies on outcomes for children involved in the child welfare system: A multi-level analysis of a nationally representative sample

    Goering, Emily Smith; Hopkins, Karen M., 1954- (2019)
    Child welfare organizations in the U.S. are tasked with the overarching goal of protecting children from abuse and neglect. The achievement of this goal has been found to be difficult and some child welfare organizations seem to be more effective at reaching this goal than others. A dearth of empirical literature exists in understanding how child welfare organizational functioning impacts its ability to achieve positive outcomes for the children who come into contact with their local child welfare system. An extensive review of the literature revealed that culture and climate of organizations may play an important role, but the existing research is unclear about the extent and direction of that role. Additionally, methodological issues with the existing studies threaten the validity of the results. The present dissertation builds on existing research and conducts secondary analysis using a nationally representative sample. The study applied theories of organizational social context and ecological model to answer the research question: When controlling for risk factors related to child characteristics and organizational contextual characteristics, to what extent do the culture and climate of the child welfare agency impact child-level outcomes? Using the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (NSCAW II), bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to answer the research question. Results indicate that individual, agency, and local context characteristics impact recurrence of abuse during the study period. At the individual level, living in a poor household and having prior substantiated maltreatment increased the odds of recurrence. At the agency-level, of the six culture and climate variables, only the climate score of functionality had an impact on risk of recurrence. The agency-level local context variable of county child poverty had the largest effect on recurrence and added explained variance to the model. However, both significant agency-level variables did not impact recurrence in the expected direction. Future research should continue to focus on research methods, better conceptualization and measurement of organizational constructs, and utilize an ecological perspective approach.
  • Patterns of Suicidal Risk and Its Relationship with Suicidal Ideation and Attempt: Practice and Policy Implications

    Nam, Boyoung; DeVylder, Jordan E.; Jacobson Frey, Jodi; 0000-0001-6799-5434 (2019)
    Despite efforts to prevent suicide, suicide mortality rate has been increasing since 2000. This dissertation examined distinct patterns of suicidal risk based on the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS; Joiner, 2005), and the most critical patterns of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt were explored using latent class analysis. A nationally representative sample of White, Black, Latinx, and Asian adults from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (Alegria et al., 2016) was used. For White adults, five latent classes were identified, and respondents in the All Three with Alcohol/Drug Dependence, All Three without Alcohol/Drug Dependence, and Thwarted Belongingness + Perceived Burdensomeness classes were more likely to demonstrate suicidal ideation and suicide attempt than those in the Only Acquired Capability for Suicide class. For Black adults, six latent classes were identified, and respondents in the All Three with Alcohol/Drug Dependence and All Three without Alcohol/Drug Dependence classes were significantly more likely to attempt suicide than those in the Low Risk class. For Latinx respondents, four latent classes were identified, and respondents in the Thwarted Belongingness + Acquired Capability for Suicide class were significantly more likely to attempt suicide than respondents in the Low Risk class. For Asian respondents, three latent classes were identified, and respondents in Thwarted Belongingness + (Active) Acquired Capability for Suicide class had a significantly higher risk for suicidal ideation and suicide attempt than those in the Low Risk class. Findings of this dissertation supported the major tenets of the IPTS that individuals are at the greatest risk for suicide attempt when thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and acquired capability for suicide coexist. In addition, this dissertation found some variations across the four racial/ethnic groups. Findings suggested that clinicians working with people with higher risk for suicide should explore multiple dimensions of suicidal risk, especially clients’ capability for suicide (e.g., past exposure to trauma and pain- and fear-reducing experiences). Suicide-prevention campaigns and trainings need to include exploration of past exposure to trauma, physical violence, and risk-taking behaviors as well as access to means in training sessions so that trainees can better detect people with higher risk of suicide attempt.
  • Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health (2013-2014)

    Unknown author (Taylor & Francis Group, 2014)
  • Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health (2015-2016)

    Unknown author (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
  • International Journal of Health & Productivity Further Extends its Thought Leadership Role

    Bunn, William B. (Institute for Health and Productivity Management, 2018-12)
  • Preventing Suicide Among Working-Age Adults: The Correlates of Help-Seeking Behavior

    Ko, Jungyai; Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Harrington, Donna (SAGE, 2019)
    We aimed to identify the correlates with not seeking help among working-age adults with suicidal ideation. By adapting the integrated model of suicide help-seeking, we examined help-seeking behavior in the following 3 stages: problem recognition, decision to seek help, and sources of help. We used a sample of working-age adults between 26 and 64 years old, who reported suicidal ideation in the past year (N = 1414). Data were drawn from the 2011 and 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and multinomial logistic regression analyses were applied. Findings suggested that being male, being nonwhite, being employed full-time, having lower levels of general mental health needs, and not having health insurance were associated with not seeking help. Results also indicated how each factor was related in the help-seeking pathway. Strategies to help problem recognition can be effective in enhancing help-seeking behavior among men, racial/ethnic minorities, and those without serious clinical conditions. Help-seeking interventions for working-age adults with suicidal ideation should also consider that race/ethnic minorities and those with lower levels of functional impairment might rely on alternative sources of help, such as family, friends, and religious advisors.
  • The Prevalence of At-Risk Gambling in Consumer Credit Counseling: Comparison with National Estimates

    Sacco, Paul; Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Callahan, Christine, Ph.D.; Hyde, Devon (2017-09)
  • Integrating SBIRT for Problem Gambling into Credit Counseling Settings

    Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Sacco, Paul; Callahan, Christine, Ph.D. (2018-01-11)
  • Breastfeeding & Work in Latin America. Is there a role for EAPs?

    Lardani, Andrea (International Employee Assistance Professional Association, 2019)
    Breastfeeding is beneficial to the health of both women and infants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) women who breastfeed have longer intervals between births and, as a result, a lower risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as lower rates of breast cancer rates before menopause and potentially lower risks of ovarian cancer, osteoporosis and coronary heart disease. One of the principal barriers to breastfeeding is returning to work. The article provides Latin American evidence about this issue and how EAPs may provide support to women who wish to continue lactation after maternity leave.
  • Best Practices in Customer Reporting to Demonstrate Value and Impact for EAP Services

    Attridge, Mark (2019-03-07)
    A 90-minute invited presentation on applied best practices for external providers of EAP services. Focus on three areas: Classic conceptual model for customer reporting on EAP value; What should be In customer reporting in current business marketplace; and New trends for EAP in behavioral health risk management.

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