Selecting and Strengthening Employee Assistance Programs: A Purchaser’s Guide
The guide was developed by EAP professionals and researchers and completed under the auspices of EASNA’s Knowledge Transfer and Research Committee. Copies are only available from this website.
EASNA Research Notes
The Knowledge Transfer and Research (KTR) Committee publishes EASNA Research Notes addressing topics of current interest in the behavioral healthcare field.
Submitting Articles for the Notes
KTR accepts articles from members and nonmembers related to best-practice, cutting-edge research, and innovation that can be shared throughout the EAP field and beyond. Consider submitting if
- you are looking for a quick and easy way to share your work with a large EAP audience; or,
- you recently published research in a peer-reviewed journal and want to be sure the rest of the EAP field knows about your primary findings and where to read the results of your full study; or
- you submitted an abstract to the EASNA Institute or another national conference, were not selected as a presenter, but still want to share your research with the EAP field.
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 6 No 2 (March 2017), Utilizing Utilization Rates in Canadian EAPs: The Folly of Comparing Cumquats to Tangerines (Csiernik)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 6 No 1 (October 2016), Preventing Worker Prescription Drug Misuse:
Time for a New Integrated Approach (Bennett, Lucas, and Neeper)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 5, No 3 (August 2016), The Risks and Rewards of Marriage for Fire Fighters: A Literature Review with Implications for EAP (Torres, Synett, Pennington, Kruse, Sanford, and Gulliver)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 5 No 2 (November 2015), Workplace Experiences and Outcomes Related to Participation in the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program: An Exploratory Study (Frey, Liccardo, Healy, and Bloom)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 5 No 1 (July 2015) Evolution of EAP (Sandys)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 4, No 3 (February 2015), EFAP Video Counselling: A Retrospective Comparison of Video and In‐Person Clinical Cases (Veder, Beaudoin, Mani, Pope & Ritchie)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 4, No 2 (August 2014), Private Online Tutoring for Working Families: Literature Review and Employer Case Study (Attridge & Miller)
- EASNA Research Notes Vol 4, No 1 (April 2014), The Workplace Effects of EAP Use: “Pooled” Results from 20 Different EAPs with Before and After WOS-5-itm Data (Sharar & Lennox)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 3, No. 3 (April 2013), External Employee Assistance Program Vendors: A Study of RFI Data from 2009-2010 (Mahieu & Taranowski)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 3, No. 2 (September 2012), Attracting New EAP Users Through Online Text-based Chat Services (Veder, Torino, Beaudoin & Zhao)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 2012), Shaking The Tree: From Employee Assistance to Employee Potentiation – A Commentary and Research Review (Bennett)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 2, No 4 (December 2011), The Business Case Bibliography: 100 Review Papers on the Workplace Value of Mental Health, Addiction and EAP Services (Attridge)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 2, No 3 (October 2011), Trends in EAP Services and Strategies: An Industry Survey (Attridge & Burke)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 2, No. 2 (August 2011), Employee Assistance Research Foundation Announces Winners of Its First Grant Awards Program (EARF)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 2, No. 1 (February 2011), The Story of Integration: Reflections on Four Research Studies Over 20 Years (Herlihy)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 10 (May 2010), The Business Value of EAP: A Conceptual Model (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 9 (April 2010), Implementation of EAPs (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 8 (March 2010), Tools for Selecting an EAP Provider: RFPs and Audits (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 7 (February 2010), Indicators of the Quality of EAP Services (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 6 (January 2010), Pricing Options for EAP Services (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 5 (December 2009), Utilization of EAP Services (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 4 (November 2009), EAP Services, Programs and Delivery Channels (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 3 (October 2009), EAP Effectiveness and ROI (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 2 (September 2009), The Workplace Burden of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1, No. 1 (August 2009), History and Growth of the EAP Field (Purchasers Guide)
- EASNA Research Notes: Vol. 1 Summary List
The Value of Employee Assistance Programs
EASNA has prepared a one-page document that summarizes documented evidence supporting the value of Employee Assistance Programs as a means of improving the mental health of employees, in supporting employee wellness, and in reducing absenteeism and presenteeism associated with loss of productivity. The brief Includes 29 references to research studies.
Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
The Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, retitled from Employee Assistance Quarterly to better reflect its expanded focus, presents innovative research, applied theory, and practical information to keep workplace human service administrators, counselors, and consultants up to date on the latest developments in the field. This refereed journal is an essential guide to best practice and research issues faced by EAP professionals who deal with work-related and personal issues including workplace and family wellness, employee benefits, and organizational development.
The Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health will keep you up-to-date with articles on: best practices in EAPs; workplace violence; behavior risk management; quality of work life; labor issues; workplace conflict resolution; behavioral health care; older workers; workplace stress and trauma; gender issues; performance-based contracting; work /family; international issues; and much more!
Good behavioral health in the workplace is a positive influence on labor-management relationships —increasing productivity, reducing employee turnover, and creating a sense of identity between employee and employer. The Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health is a necessary resource for maintaining a healthy relationship in the workplace, addressing family problems, work-related stress, interpersonal conflict, legal difficulties, grief and loss, and other vital issues. Every issue features contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Concise but informative, thorough but practical, the journal is a one-of-a-kind resource for staying up to date on advances in workplace behavioral health and employee assistance programs.
Peer Review Policy: All papers published in this journal have undergone editorial screening and anonymous double-blind review.
Publication office: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Submissions and Reviewers: The Journal welcomes scholarly submissions related to EASNA members’ fields of practice. We also are eagerly seeking PhD peer reviewers from the EAP and related fields