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    • Promoting Health at Work: Substance Abuse Prevention: It's Your Business

      National Resource Center on Worksite Health Promotion, 1993
    • The ALMACA Continuum of Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Workplace

      Cagney, Tamara (The Association of Labor-Management Administrators and Consultants on Alcoholism, Inc., 1987)
    • Flight Attendants: Coping with Trauma

      Hunkeler, Enid M.; Healy, Heather; Giunta, Nancy; Groebe, Jennifer; Langston, Donna; Mendelson, Daniel
    • Employee Assistance Research Supplement

      Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 1999
    • CSAP Partnership Perspectives

      Sanchez-Way, Ruth; Forbes, Melvin; Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (U.S.) (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1995)
    • Implementing Behavioral Health Screening and Outcome Measures at an Internal EAP: A Quality Improvement Initiative at Partners HealthCare System

      Menco, Henrietta; Stidsen, Andrea; McPherson, Tracy L. (Employee Assistance Society of North America, 2019-07)
      This paper describes the process we undertook to implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and the Workplace Outcome Suite (WOS) as part of a larger continuous quality improvement initiative in an internal employee assistance program (EAP). Located in the Boston area, Partners EAP is an accredited internal EAP that is a voluntary service available to over 74,000 employees of Partners HealthCare System and their immediate household members. The authors examine the process improvement strategies enacted to conduct routine screenings for alcohol, drugs, and depression, and pre and post measurement of five outcomes designed for EAPs. This paper also explores how the EAP changed the operational practices and procedures to implement these behavioral health screening tools and measures. Lessons learned and recommendations are offered to facilitate and overcome barriers to integrating screening tools and collecting outcomes data.
    • PATIENTS Day 2019: What Motivates People with Substance Use Disorders to Pursue Treatment? A Patient-Centered Approach to Understanding Patient Experiences and Patient-Provider Interactions

      Gressler, Laura E.; Natafgi, Nabil; DeForge, Bruce R.; Robinson-Shaneman, Barbarajean; Welsh, Christopher; Shaya, Fadia T. (2019-05-31)
    • 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)
    • 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.