Recent Submissions

  • EAP and COVID-19: Tip sheets for managers

    2020
    This is a collection of tip sheets on managing employees put together to serve as EAP resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.
  • FADAP Considering Treatment

    Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) (2020-05)
    This short video was created by The Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) to educate employees about their options for substance use treatment. The video provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding treatment through FADAP and would be applicable to questions asked by employees in other industries who are considering entering treatment for drugs or alcohol.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Helping Hands: IAM EAP Newsletter Special Edition (2020)

    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Employee Assistance Program, 2020
  • Digital Tools and Solutions for Mental Health: An Employer's Guide

    Cunningham-Hill, M; Dodge-Rice, Z; Wilson-Myers, C; Sherman, C; Neary, Martha; Schueller, Stephen M. (Northeast Business Group on Health and One Mind PsyberGuide, 2020-05-04)
    From the Report's Executive Summary: "The global burden of mental health conditions, both in terms of human suffering and economic loss, is catastrophic and rapidly growing. Worldwide, mental health conditions affect more than a third of the world’s population with two — depression and anxiety — alone resulting in an estimated $1 trillion in lost economic productivity. A significant factor in why the personal, social and economic impact is so enormous is the challenge of accessing care for those who need it. Barriers to access include stigma, cost and lack of in-network providers due to systemic disparities. For employers, the impact of mental health conditions on their organizations is substantial and ripples beyond the cost of care to include lost productivity, absenteeism and presenteeism. As is the case with chronic diseases, mental health conditions are treatable, and employers can use comprehensive strategies to cultivate supportive work environments and provide access to a wide range of mental health resources. Employers have a unique opportunity to improve the mental health of the 158 million working U.S. adults who spend more time engaged in work than in any other activity apart from sleeping. This guide focuses on how digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize mental health treatment. The growing number of digital interventions available offer promising ways to tailor programs for different types of employees that are scalable at a relatively more affordable price per employee than many other types of interventions."
  • EAP and COVID-19: Support Message from Dr. Beau Nelson for Flight Attendants

    Nelson, Beau (2020-05)
    Dr. Beau Nelson, Director of Clinical Services, FHE Health provides a caring message for flight attendants to help them deal with the stress related to working during the era of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Nelson provides tips that are relevant for all employees to manage stress, focus on what you can control, and minimize fear and concerns. He provides specific behaviors and supportive tools to use to manage stress more effectively.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Cultivating Emotional Balance in an Unbalancing Time - Parts 1 and 2

    Alfonsin-Vittoria, Isabel (Florida International University, 2020-05)
    This 2-part presentation on Emotional Balance was created by and provided to employees covered by the Florida International University Office of Employee Assistance. The presentations are designed to introduce employees to emotional awareness, balance and mindfulness in the workplace and beyond. The presentation incorporates research and practice, as well as skill-building exercises that can be used to navigate emotions and shift to more positive view.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Child Care Programs - CDC Report

    2020-04
    The reopening of child care programs is crucial to helping parents and guardians return to work. Many States have closed schools for the academic year and, with summer quickly approaching, an increasing number of working parents may need to rely on these programs. CDC’s Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs and supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open provide recommendations for operating child care programs in low, moderate, and significant mitigation communities. In communities that are deemed significant mitigation areas by State and local authorities, child care programs should be closed. However, child care programs can choose to remain open to serve children of essential workers, such as healthcare workers. All decisions about following these recommendations should be made locally, in collaboration with local health officials who can help determine levels of COVID-19 community transmission and the capacities of the local public health system and healthcare systems.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Blogs

    2020
    This is a collection of blogs put together to serve as EAP resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.
  • Commencement 2020

    Jarrell, Bruce E.; Hogan, Larry J., 1956-; Perman, Jay A.; Yang, Shi (Porter); Phelan, Mary T. (2020-05)
  • Celebrating the Class of 2020

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work (2020-05-15)
  • EAP and COVID-19: SAFER - Safe Actions for Employee Returns

    National Safety Council, 2020-03
    The below framework is suggested based on review of dozens of corporate and public health protocols, recommendations, and guidance resources (a full list of publicly-available material is provided at the end of this document). The framework represents a map of the key areas around which corporate and public policy leaders are taking action, as well as the operations types in play, and will be the basis from which SAFER will build its recommendations for a safe return to and continuation of work. This framework is open to modification based on the feedback of the SAFER Task Force, a consortium of Fortune 500 companies, leading safety organizations, and public health professionals and experts. A full list of Task Force members is included at the end of this document. A more detailed description and list of considerations related to each of these topic areas follows.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Financial Apps in the Era of Coronavirus

    Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Anvari-Clark, Jeffrey; Johnson, Sara, M.S.W. (PsyberGuide, 2020-04-29)
    Financial apps can be helpful to use alone or in conjunction with counseling. Using technology for financial well-being and support is perhaps even more critical in times of physical distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog was written in response to the need for identifying and using safe and effective online technology or apps to help reduce financial distress. This piece was originally posted on the One Mind PsyberGuide blog https://www.psyberguide.org/blog/guest-blog/financial-apps-in-the-era-of-coronavirus/
  • EAP and COVID-19: Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

    The Wellness Society (The Wellness Society, 2020-04)
    This free online workbook is designed for adults who may be struggling with anxiety and other stressors resulting from or exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Wellness Society aims to "bridge the gap for people who find long-term private therapy unaffordable yet are reluctant (or unable) to get help from overstretched mental health services. Fortunately, research shows that self-help tools are often enough for people to overcome mild to moderate mental health difficulties without professional support" (excerpted from https://thewellnesssociety.org/about/). This workbook is not focused on EAP practice, but is currently being used by EAPs as a tool that can be used by EAP clients. It is available freely to anyone who might be interested in using it or sharing it with others. Our professional's toolkit empowers private practice therapists and coaches to uplevel their practice with a wide range of holistic and beautifully designed tools – tools for both their clients and for supporting their own mental wellbeing.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Why Employee Assistance Programs are Valuable During and After COVID-19

    Beyer, Cal; VandePol, Bob; Dyme, Bernie; Meiners, Anna (Cahaba Media Group, Inc., 2020-05-07)
    A valuable resource for employers during times of crisis is the employee assistance program (EAP). This article is intended to provide a look at the objectives, services and outcomes of EAPs through a panel of three long-term EAP professionals with experience in the construction industry: Bob VandePol, executive director of the employee assistance program at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Bernie Dyme, founder, president and chief executive officer of Perspectives Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois; and Anna Meiners, director of account services, EAP and well-being at Cascade Centers Inc. in Portland, Oregon.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Pandemic Exposes Vulnerabilities of Workers on Farms

    Martínez-Matsuda, Verónica (History News Network, 2020-04-05)
    Food is essential, and as long as it is available in a time of emergency, we feel greater security. The workers who make this possible deserve any and all protections at their disposal. Yet those at the beginning of the supply chain—people who do farm work—are the least protected workers in the country, and the vulnerability and insecurity we are experiencing now is something they deal with on a regular basis. They are at greater risk for exposure to dangerous diseases due to their living and employment conditions, are less likely to afford missing work or seeking health care when sick, and, because of their racial background and precarious legal status, face additional stress and discrimination when requesting medical services.
  • EAP and COVID-19: A Missing New Ingredient in our Messy New Reality: Flexibility

    Fraone, Jennifer Sabatini (Center for Work and Family - Boston College, 2020-04)
    For nearly two decades now at the Boston College Center for Work & Family, we have studied the issue of flexibility and remote work and collaborated with organizations on the development of their flexible work programs. The very first concepts I introduce when speaking with individuals or groups are the two most common components of flexibility: flextime and flex place. The concepts are pretty self-explanatory: flex time refers to ​when ​you get your work done and flex place refers to ​where​.
  • EAP and COVID-19: There's an App for That! Using Mental Health Apps in Social Work Practice

    Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Neary, Martha; Schueller, Stephen M. (2020-03-27)
  • EAP and COVID-19: Sample Tip Sheets

    As the employee assistance field helps to respond to COVID-19, many EAPs are developing and collecting tip sheets for employers, employees, and their family members. This EA Archive record includes sample tip sheets to highlight what EAPs are doing and also to share ideas with the field on what they can do in other workplaces.
  • EAP and COVID-19: Worker Alcohol Abuse: Employers Can Help

    Sonnenstuhl, William J., 1946- (Cornell University, IRL School, 2020-04-11)

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