July 1, 2015

Employee Assistance Programs

Employers recognize their most valuable resource are their own employees. Employers also know employees can face difficult and challenging times in their liveeap1s that may affect their ability to perform at 100%. So the question is:  Where can my employees access services to address life challenges and be successful personally and professionally? The answer is: Employee Assistance Program benefit.

Family Service Madison is an external EAP provider that successfully provides EAP services to more than 30 employer groups. Family Service Madison’s EAP provides brief in-person counseling and therapy, and assistance with locating community resources. These services to employees are provided by licensed therapists who will effectively assist employees in dealing with a variety of issues.

Family Service Madison’s EAP also provides the employer group with on-site services. These on-site services can include: management and employee training, and responses to critical events in the workplace (see below).

Our EAP is affordable, and we specialize in partnering with our EAP accounts to make this benefit successful.

Family Service Madison offers the following Employee Assistance Program workshops:

REASONABLE SUSPICION: This workshop assists supervisors on better understanding the definition of reasonable suspicion, document their concerns appropriately, and to have a greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of alcohol/drug use.

The company policy is also discussed so they know the appropriate procedures to follow when they suspect an employee is under the influence.

ALCOHOL/DRUG AWARENESS: This workshop serves to better educate all employees on the physiological aspects and effects of alcohol and drug usage.

HARASSMENT: This workshop will define what exactly is harassment. It will also discuss the two different types of harassment found in the workplace. The discussion will cover the responsibilities of supervisors/managers in maintaining a harassment-free workplace, and to review the organization policies and procedures.

SUPERVISORY TRAINING: This workshop will work with supervisors to have a clear understanding of patterns of job performance deterioration, proper documentation, evaluation of job-related issues, and how and when to use EAP as an effective referral option.

STRESS MANAGEMENT: This workshop helps to identify the symptoms of stress (physical, emotional), assess their own stress levels, and to identify stress reducing techniques. The workshop will introduce the physical, spiritual, and emotional framework to combat and help to prevent stress. Principles of Rational Emotive Therapy will be explored and introduced as an effective technique.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION: This workshop identifies the five basic methods of resolving conflicts.

ANGER MANAGEMENT: Anger is a common and normal emotion in response to any situation in which we perceive a threat exists. This workshop will identify the spectrum of anger and violence, identify signs of anger, including hidden anger, and effective skills for managing this normal feeling that often creates significant difficulty. This workshop will utilize Rational Emotive therapy principles as effective skills.

ASSERTIVE TRAINING: This workshop will assist in defining assertiveness and distinguishing it from the other styles. The workshop is designed to assist individuals in becoming more assertive. This workshop and information can be used in with the conflict resolution material.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: This workshop will examine facts vs. myths of domestic violence. It will also explore the cycle of power and control and the different types of violence. Solutions are identified for victims of abuse.

SELF- ESTEEM: This workshop will define what self -esteem is and ways to improve your overall self-esteem.

GRIEF and LOSS: This workshop explores the stages of the grief cycle and identifies possible warning signs for the grief cycle. The workshop does not have to be limited to bereavement resulting from the death of a person, but can be a broad application of the stages of the mourning process.

COMMUNICATION: This workshop will explore patterns of communication and identify ways we can more effectively communicate w/ others. It will also explore roadblocks or barriers to effective styles of communication.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: This workshop will work to identify marital myths and develop understanding of your and your partner’s “love language”. This workshop will assist in looking at ways to build a couple’s overall level of intimacy and closeness.

For More information, contact Greg Chism by phone 608-316-1171 or 866-968-7327; or by  email here.