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  • 1. “Employee Assistance Programs”
    Sylvia Ponce de León Z.
  • 2. Employee Assistance Program…
    EAP are employee benefit programs offered by many employers, typically in conjunction with a health insurance plan.
    EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. EAPs generally include assessment, short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members. 
  • 3. Employee Benefits…
    • EAPs to help manage issues that could adversely impact their work and personal lives.
    • 4. EAP counselors typically provide assessment, support, and if needed, referrals to additional resources.
    • 5. These programs are becoming increasingly more common in today's worksites, and as the field grows, the responsibilities of employee assistance professionals are expanding as well.
  • EA Programs…
    The issues for which EAPs provide support vary, but examples include:
    • substance abuse
    • 6. safeworkingenvironment
    • 7. emotionaldistress
    • 8. major life events, including births, accidents and deaths
    • 9. healthcare concerns
    • 10. financialor legal concerns
    • 11. family/personal relationshipissues
    • 12. workrelationshipissues
  • The Reason…
    • This practice has been thought to raise concerns for some, who believe that the EAP may place the employer's interests above the health and well-being of the employee.
    • 13. Both the employer and the employee benefit
    • 14. The goal of these supervisory referrals is to help the employee retain their job and get assistance for any problems or issues that may be impacting their performance.
  • From the Employer View…
    • EAPs may result in various benefits for employers, including lower medical costs, reduced turnover and absenteeism, and higher employee productivity and morale.
    • 15. EAPs may also provide other services to employers, such as supervisory consultations, support to troubled work teams, training and education programs, and critical incident services.
    • 16. External EAPs can provide more than just psychological counseling through the integration of a host of "work/life" resources.
  • Interview…
    Lic. Mercy Trejo
  • 17. ThankYouForYourAttention!!