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The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected membership organization for employee assistance professionals. With members in over 40 countries around the globe, EAPA is the world’s most relied upon source of information and support for and about the employee assistance profession. EAPA publishes the Journal of Employee Assistance, hosts the annual World EAP Conference, offers online training and other resources.

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  • HR and EAPs: From safety net to safe haven for victims
  • Global survey: China employers promote health in the workplace
  • Researchers link social media to increased levels of depression
  • EAPA offers online Critical Incident Response best practice overview
  • Gender differences important when examining substance abuse patterns

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EAPA Chesapeake Chapter special event
The Chesapeake chapter EAPA Conference will hold a half day conference "The Columbia Mall Shooting: Crisis in the County - Implications and Practices for Responders", on May 1, 2014 in Hanover, MD. For more information click here.

25th Annual Greater Wisconsin Chapter EAPA Conference
The 25th Annual Greater Wisconsin Chapter EAPA Conference will be held May 1st & 2nd, 2014 at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April 30th Preconference Training: "EAP Critical Incident Response, A Multi-Systemic Resiliency Approach." Presented by Robert Intveld, LCSW of Robert Douglas and Associates.

Asia Pacific EA Conference (APEAR) offers Easter Special discount to EAPA members
The focus of the Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable (APEAR) Conference this year is on how to integrate EAP and wellbeing services into a workplace culture. The conference opening keynote will be presented by EAPA CEO, John Maynard, who will examine changes in the workplace that will change EAP. Easter Special discount rates are now available to all EAPA members through 10pm EDT, April 27. The 2014 conference, to be held in Melbourne Australia on May 8-9, represents a unique opportunity to learn from and share experiences with innovative global and local EA providers from countries throughout the world. READ MORE.

27th Annual Alabama Chapter EAPA Conference
The Alabama chapter announced that its 27th annual conference will be held in Orange Beach, Alabama at the Phoenix West, on May 6-9 2014. 20 contact hours will be available and the contact hours will be NBCC, EACC and NAADAC approved. Our conference hours will also be approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and by the Social Work Board of Alabama. Registration for this conference will be $200 for EAPA members and $300 for non-members. For more information visit

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Nominations period for 2014 EAPA Board of Directors election is open
EAPA is accepting nominations for positions on EAPA's Board of Directors for the 2014-16 term of service. The nominations period will be open through Sunday, June 29. As in 2010 and 2012, the election will be conducted online. Board positions available for nomination are President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, four (4) USA based At-Large Directors, and three (3) non-USA based At-Large Directors. All nominators must be current voting members of EAPA. A candidate may nominate her/himself. All positions may be nominated by any eligible voting member, regardless of geographic location or residency. Nominations must be submitted on the online 2014 BOD Election Nomination Form. If you are unable to submit a nomination online, contact Chris Drake at or 703-317-1000, ext. 305. For more information, click here.

EACC opens application period for new Commissioners
The Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) is seeking qualified applicants to succeed the Commissioners whose three-year terms are ending on October 2, 2014, at the close of EAPA’s 2014 World EAP Conference in Orlando. The EACC is the credentialing governance body responsible for upholding all professional standards, policies, and procedures concerning the Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP®) credential. The application period closes May 5, 2014. Find out more here.

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