EASNA News


Institute Submission Deadline Extended to November 14

If you have yet to submit a proposal for a speaker or panel at the 2015 Institute, it’s not too late.

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EASNA Statement on Responding to Workplace Violence

The recent fatal terrorist attacks in Ottawa and Montreal remind us all that tragedy often strikes without warning, and when we least expect.

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What Can the NFL and Other Employers Do to Address Domestic Abuse? Call their EAP

Release #14-3
Arlington, VA, October 14, 2014—Recent news stories about the NFL have brought new and much-needed attention to the issue of domestic violence.

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EASNA Announces 2014 Corporate Award Winners

Arlington, VA, March 24, 2014—The Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) announces its 10th Annual Corporate Award winners.

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Professional Practice Commitee Recommends a Document Added to the Members Only Area: A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace

The EASNA Professional Practice Committee recommends a document now available on the Members Only website: A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide. 

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Obama Administration Issues Final Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Rule for United States

The US Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury have jointly issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans.

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Responding to Workplace Violence

The EAP profession has seen a growing need to develop solutions for employers with regard to appropriate response to the problem of Workplace Violence–and with good reason. 

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High-Quality Provider Network

A high-quality provider network is a critical component of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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EASNA President Meets with Canadian Parliament Member on the Role and Importance of EAPs in Preventing Suicide

EASNA Advocacy Committee Chair Dan McCarthy proudly reports that EASNA President Francois Legault, also an Advocacy Committee member, have met twice with Harold Albrecht, an elected member of the House of Commons, to inform him and his office on EAPs and the important role they play in preventing, early identification and directing and supporting individuals (employees and their family members) to access the appropriate health and social services as required to address those factors contributing to suicide ideation and acts.

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EASNA Urges US Regulators Not to Discriminate Against EAPs in Federal Mental Health Parity Regulations

EASNA has written to regulators in the US Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, urging them to recognize the value of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and modify the interim final regulations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

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