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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.

EAPA members to receive discount for Asia Pacific EA Conference
For the first time ever, the Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable (APEAR) Conference is offering discounted member pricing to all EAPA members. The conference this year will be held in Melbourne, Australia, on May 8-9. Focus of the conference is on integrating EAP and wellbeing services into the workplace culture. EAPA CEO, John Maynard, will be presenting the opening keynote on workplace change and its impact on EAPs. For more information visit

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

2014 EAPA Awards and Honors Committee seeks new members
Each year, EAPA's annual awards program recognizes and celebrates the achievement of individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the EA profession and EAPA. Selection of award recipients is the responsibility of the EAPA Awards and Honors Committee. The 2014 EAPA Annual Awards will be presented during EAPA's 2014 Annual World EAP Conference in Orlando, FL. Membership in the Awards Committee will require a total time commitment of two to four hours to review the electronically submitted award nominations (one to two hours) and participate in a one to two-hour conference call to discuss and decide on award winners. The committee is looking for interested U.S. and non-U.S. members, working in external, internal and labor EA settings, to represent the diversity of EAPA's membership. Members of the committee are not eligible to receive an individual award. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please send an email to In your email, include a brief description of your current and previous roles as an EA professional.

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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