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    • Return to Work Safely Protocol: COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers

      Government of Ireland. Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Health (2020-05-08)
      We are all confronted with a situation that was unimaginable a few short weeks ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted severely on every part of our society and our economy. In the face of this, the biggest challenge we have encountered in decades, Irish people have almost universally stepped up to the plate and adhered to the strict guidelines put in place by the Government, following the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Response Team (NPHET). Because of this strict adherence to the rules, we have all contributed to the progress that Ireland has made in containing the spread of COVID-19 and, in so doing, we have saved lives. Now, because of the progress made, we are beginning to move to the next phase in reducing the spread of the virus, while starting to gradually re-open our economy and our society. In doing so, we still need to make sure that we adhere to the rules of the new way of living and working, so that we maintain the gains we have made, and continue to suppress the spread of the virus. Work is a key part of life and most of us want to return to our jobs as soon as possible. But we need to get back to work safely.
    • Fighting racism in the workplacE: What you can do

      Haywood, Stephanie; Thompson, Sunette; Calderon, Kellie (2020-07-09)
      Perspectives, LTD hosted a panel webinar with three of their account managers--Stephanie Haywood, Sunette Thompson and Kellie Calderon. Together, they shared their professional experience of helping dozens of customers each on a daily basis. They also candidly offered personal experiences and fielded insightful audience questions from organization leaders, human resources executives and managers, who were all looking for solutions for their teams. The agenda covered: • Define Racism in the Workplace • How to Be an Ally • Understanding Diversity Versus Inclusion • Anti-Racism Resources • Q&A
    • Worksite Wellness Programs - What Works and What Doesn't Work

      Erfurt, John C.; Foote, Andrea; Helrich, Max A. (1991)
      This is a brief fact sheet and bibliography compiled by three leaders in the EAP field. They write about techniques utilized within worksite wellness programs, and they contrast which techniques are effective versus ineffective.
    • Private Sector Internal EAP Profiles, 1988

      Hughes, Daniel (1988-03)
      This is a summary report that reflects survey work conducted by Dr. Terry Blum and Dr. Paul Roman in the late 1980s. The report summarizes the results of the survey, examining data collected from responses to a survey organizations whose EAP administrators were interviewed. The administrators discussed their internal EAP services within the questionnaire.
    • The pandemic makes it clear: It's time to finally address the mental health crisis in America

      Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1967-; Gorin, Norm (Business Insider, 2020-06-21)
      The authors of this article, Patrick J. Kennedy, a former U.S. Representative, author, and founder of the Kennedy Forum, and Norm Gorin, the vice president of MindWise Innovations, astutely analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of people in the U.S. They explore the burden of mental illness on the economy and workplaces and conclude with three ways Congress can act to address this issue, through passing and/or enforcing national legislation.
    • Actively working to be more antiracist in the employee assistance field

      Jacobson Frey, Jodi
      In addition to the ongoing response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease–2019 (COVID-19), workplaces are addressing and beginning in many cases to dismantle long-standing systems and structures that uphold racism. These changes are happening quickly and around the globe. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) have an opportunity to support and guide workplaces leaders as they seek out guidance and new solutions to the two pandemics of COVID-19 and racism. To start this work; however, EAPs need to work internally to examine, challenge and change their own practices and behaviors in an effort to be a more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist work and professional environment. This article describes 10 steps EAPs can take to start or continue on their journey to be more anti-racist within their own workplaces and with the workplaces they support.
    • EAP and COVID-19: A Leadership Guide: Managing COVID-19 Return to Work Employee Fear

      Arvig, Tyler (R3 Continuum, 2020-05)
      This guide was written by R3 Continuum for managers and leaders who are working to support employees and workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide includes 10 suggestions aimed at managing fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.
    • EAP and COVID-19: EAP is not a Four-Letter Word

      Fogarty, Sean; Heybrock, Denise; Pawlowski, David (2020-06-30)
      This webinar was sponsored by CuraLinc Healthcare and hosted by Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Advisor on June 30, 2020. The panel presents an overview of EAP and mental health in the workplace followed by EAP advantages including engagement, access and choice, and a summary of EAP outcomes, impact and ROI. They conclude with EAP innovation including technology advances and mental health navigation. A recording of the webinar is available as an embedded video in this record and the slides can be downloaded.
    • U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism

      Roberts, Laura Morgan; Washington, Ella F. (Harvard Business Review, 2020-06-01)
      More than one pandemic is affecting the lives of people in the United States. While COVID-19 is one issue, racism is another. This article provides guidance on missteps to avoid when addressing inclusion in the workplace, as well as a framework of ways for companies to take meaningful action to show greater compassion for and better support marginalized workers.
    • John C. Erfurt and Andrea Foote: The Work Continues

      Presented at the 25th National EAPA Conference, this article pays tribute to and provides information on the contributions of Jack Erfurt and Andrea Foote to the Employee Assistance field.
    • EAP and COVID-19: Mental Health in the Workplace During Coronavirus: 10 Key Points from the Research on Techno-Therapy

      Attridge, Mark (2020-06-18)
      The recent pandemic has increased employer interest in use of technology tools to provide counseling to distressed employees. This presentation provides a high-level overview of the key findings in the hundreds of studies in the research literature on the purpose, use and effectiveness of mental health support provided using technology. Technology channels for mental health service delivery include the telephone, internet, and smart phone Apps. Ten distinctions are provided to help understand the basic differences between traditional live counselor approach and the many techno-therapy machine-based options now available.
    • Using Technology to Collect Better Data on EAP Services: Webinar for the Workplace Collaborative

      Attridge, Mark (2020-03-13)
      Recent trends in data analytics as applied to EAP business practices. Focus on using smart phone (existing apps) & website online tools and questionnaires for data collection and service enhancements. Move your client scheduling of appointments to online by your staff or even self-service. Add online or smart-phone based counseling by your staff or partners with counselors or even self-service machine tools (no counselor). Managing data coming into the EAP from various partners and customers – relational database best practices 101 and your reporting story.
    • Workplace Suicide Prevention and Postvention: The EAP Role

      Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Spencer-Thomas, Sally (2020-06-18)
      This webinar was presented by Drs. Jodi Frey and Sally Spencer-Thomas for the DC-EAPA Chapter meeting on June 18, 2020. The presentation introduces EAPs to suicide prevention and postvention in the workplace and provides an overview of the U.S. National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention that are available on
    • Social Work in the Workplace: Turning the Tables on Critical Conversations - University of Maryland, School of Social Work 2020 Homecoming

      Jacobson Frey, Jodi; Armstrong, Victor; Whitter, Maria; Dyme, Bernie (2020-06-22)
      On June 22, 2020, the University of Maryland, School of Social Work celebrated 40 years of Employee Assistance Education and Research with Homecoming 2020 (Virtual). The title of Homecoming was Social Work in the Workplace: Turning the Tables on Critical Conversations. Dr. Jodi Frey, Professor and Chair of the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization moderated the event (see her video in this record) and three leading social work experts in the workplace presented on critical topics including workplace culture and wellbeing (Victor Armstrong, MSW), gender reveal - identity and expression in the workplace (Maria Whitter, MSW), and leadership during times of crisis (Bernie Dyme, MSW). All talks are available here in addition to a PowerPoint highlighting School of Social Work EAP alumni with photos and brief descriptions of how their education prepared them for the work they are doing today.
    • EAP and COVID-19: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in the COVID-19 Era: Support for Substance Abuse

      Attridge, Mark; Farley, Thomas; Marion, David; Cycenas, Joel (2020-05-12)
      Video - Presenters: Tom Farley (brother of SNL comedian Chris Farley), David Marion (certified intervention professional and life recovery coach) and Mark Attridge, PhD, MA (research consultant in EAP). Joel Cycenas from Hazelden Betty Ford is our host. We discuss the increased need for professional support for people at-risk for substance abuse or relapse in the current highly stressful COVID-19 era. Family stories and real life case examples are described. The role of employee assistance programs (EAP) is emphasized for one way to get practical support. EAPs are available at no cost to employees and family members as a benefit from most employers. Q&A at the end. Webinar delivered live on May 12, 2020. One hour.
    • The Interrelationships of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Alcohol use in Adulthood, and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Perpetration Among Black Men in the United States

      Lee, Kerry-Ann; Bright, Charlotte Lyn (2020)
      Historically, Black men have been found to perpetrate IPV at higher rates in comparison to other ethnic groups; however, studies of IPV perpetration have largely focused on samples of White individuals. There is a paucity of empirical research related to the interrelationships among ACEs, IPV perpetration, and alcohol use among Black men. This study used data from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions. Study aims were: (1) to examine the interrelationships of ACEs, alcohol use, and IPV perpetration; to investigate whether alcohol use moderates the relationship between ACEs and IPV perpetration; and whether interpersonal social support moderates the relationships between ACEs and IPV perpetration and between alcohol use and IPV perpetration; (2) to determine if higher cumulative ACE score is associated with increased alcohol use and IPV perpetration; (3) to determine if racial discrimination is significantly associated with increased alcohol use and IPV perpetration; and (4) to identify how subgroups of ACEs (individually or in combination) are associated with alcohol use and IPV perpetration among Black men in adulthood. The sample consisted of 2,326 Black men aged ≥ 20 years. Bivariate results indicated an interrelationship among ACEs, alcohol use, and IPV perpetration. Regression analyses showed that alcohol use exacerbated the ACEs and IPV perpetration relationship for men with no ACEs; but for men who had a history of ACEs, the effect of alcohol on IPV was less substantial. Contrary to study hypotheses, higher interpersonal social support was found to buffer the relationship between ACEs and IPV perpetration for men with three ACEs, but exacerbated the alcohol use and IPV perpetration relationship. Higher cumulative ACE score was significantly associated with alcohol use and IPV perpetration. Racial discrimination was not significantly associated with study outcomes. Latent class analysis yielded three classes. Membership in classes 1 and 2 was associated with IPV perpetration; however, only class 1 membership was associated with alcohol use when compared to class 3 membership. Findings revealed factors that may contribute to IPV perpetration among a sample of Black men. Future research with Black men should aid in the development of culturally-appropriate interventions.