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.
This week's NewsBrief features:
Pre-Conference training courses offer certificates, in-depth skill building
How does medical marijuana use affect employment?
10 steps to an insider threat program - EAP a key ally
How virtual therapy could help the military fight PTSD
5 things employers should know about prescription painkiller use
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Orlando, FL Employee Assistance Specialist – Clinical (EAS-C) Training Course
An EAS-C training course will be held September 28, 2014 at the Annual World EAP Conference. Registration and information can be found here.
2014 World EAP Conference - Time to Register
The conference will be held Monday, Sept. 29 — Thursday, Oct. 2, at the beautiful Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Located on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort®, the hotel is ideally situated next to Downtown Disney® and offers extended theme park hours and free transportation to all Disney parks. Bring your family or friends and plan to stay through the weekend after the conference! The 2014 Conference program includes three inspiring and informative keynote presentations, 55 cutting-edge breakout presentations, and unparalleled networking and recognition opportunities for EA professionals from up to 40 countries. You can register online here.
Call to Members to Elect EAPA's Next Board of Directors
Every two years, EAPA professional members have the opportunity to elect new officers and directors to the EAPA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing and policy-making body of EAPA and sets the strategic direction for the association. The 30 day election period begin July 22, and ends at midnight EDT on August 20, 2014. EAPA’s nominations committee has prepared a proposed slate that includes one candidate for each of the following board positions: president-elect, secretary-treasurer, three at large directors from outside of the USA, and four at large directors from the USA (including one who must be a member of a labor union and work in a labor EAP). Eligible voters may vote in favor of or against each of the candidates. Unique login credentials are being emailed to every eligible voter. To learn more and vote, click here.
EA Professional Liability and Business Office Insurance now available through EAPA
EAPA has arranged with Trust Risk Management Services, Inc. (TRMS) to make EAPA-endorsed Professional Liability and Business Office Insurance coverage available to employee assistance professionals and students at affordable rates. CEAPs are eligible for a 10% premium credit! Other significant discounts include 5% for applying online and 10% when switching to the EAPA-endorsed program from another carrier. Policies are provided by ACE American Insurance company, which is rated “A+ Superior” by A.M. Best. To learn more and sign up, click here.
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