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National Tragedies: Healing Tips and Processing

Posted by Ulliance on Aug 5, 2019 2:22:43 PM

Understanding responses to tragic events can help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors along the path to recovery.

The mass shooting last week in Gilroy, CA, and this weekend in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, have once again shocked the nation to a state of alarm. Everyone responds in their own unique way and most often, carry a myriad of complex and unpleasant feelings into the workplace. 

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Topics: EAP, Crisis in the workplace, well-being, depression

New Year, New DOT Testing Panel Requirements

Posted by Ulliance on Apr 12, 2019 8:19:43 AM

Do you have DOT covered employees? If you do, starting 1/1/2018 DOT drug testing panel requirements have been changed to include synthetic opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone).  Some common names for these synthetic opioids include OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, Dilaudid and Exalgo.

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Topics: opioids, substance or alcohol abuse, Crisis in the workplace, drug testing

Tips to Resolve Workplace Conflict

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 13, 2019 1:28:19 PM

Use these three proven strategies to help employees keep their cool—before tensions get out of control. 

Although we might wish otherwise, workplaces aren’t immune to conflict. In fact, when stakes and tensions are high, conflict is practically a guarantee.

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, EAP, workplace wellbeing, anti-harassment training, Crisis in the workplace, #RiseAbove, well-being

Is Your School District Prepared for Crisis Response?

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Sep 12, 2018 10:47:21 AM

Your handling of an incident is critical when a school staff member faces criminal charges.

Talking to children about tough subjects is difficult, even when there’s time to plan and prepare the message. But when crisis events force the discussion to take place, it can be even more challenging to spring into action and say the right thing.

Leaders in a public school district found themselves in such a position: A long-serving substitute teacher was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal sexual conduct investigation.

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Topics: EAP, Crisis in the workplace, Compliance

Dealing with the Death of a Co-worker

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Jul 26, 2018 12:10:00 PM

It’s important to have a proactive plan in place to support employees through the grieving process. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, EAP, Crisis in the workplace, Employee Death, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

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