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Table of Contents
  • When ADA disability meets employee discipline, what to do?
  • Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor features entertainment, eateries and EAPA!
  • Coping with tragedy
  • Massive study shows true return on wellness plan investment
  • NFL launches wellness program for players
  • Volunteer opportunity leads to FREE conference registration
  • California school reaching out to depressed students online
  • Barking mad: Can office dogs reduce stress?
  • Inactivity 'killing as many as smoking'
  • What workers would trade for more vacation time
  • Work-linked sleep loss may harm police officers' health

  • When ADA disability meets employee discipline,
    what to do?

    Business & Legal Resources    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefIf an employee has behavioral problems at work, the employer would naturally want to address the misconduct. But what if a psychiatric disability is the cause of the behavior? What are the rules for employers who want to discipline an employee who has a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act? More



    Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor features entertainment, eateries
    and EAPA!

    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA's 2012 World EAP Conference hotel, the Hilton Baltimore, is located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, one of America's oldest seaports dating back to the 17th century. Francis Scott Key wrote the U.S. national anthem on Sept. 14, 1814, while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. The Inner Harbor also features the National Aquarium, considered to be one of the world's best, and a bustling complex of eateries, stores, museums, entertainment and other attractions. EAPA has negotiated a discounted rate of only $189 per night for conference attendees. Learn more about Baltimore and make your reservation today online or by calling 443-573-8700 (group code EAP). More

    Coping with tragedy
    UConn Today via Patch.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Incidents like the movie theatre shooting in Colorado demonstrate how sudden, unexpected acts of violence can not only end lives, but change lives. Julian Ford, professor of psychiatry at the UConn School of Medicine, who is an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder, says for those who were involved in such an incident or who witnessed it on-site, the impact can linger far beyond when physical wounds heal. This is especially true if they felt as though they were trapped or believe they were specifically targeted. When the scene of the incident is a workplace, it comes with additional dynamics. More

    Massive study shows true return on wellness plan investment
    HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Upper management is rarely willing to sink money into wellness ideas that are based on conclusions drawn from a single survey or two, and for good reason. But it's hard to ignore this data that shows a whopping return on investment for wellness initiatives. The American Journal of Health Promotion performed an analysis of 56 published studies on work site health promotion programs to determine the true ROI and impact of wellness programs. More



    NFL launches wellness program for players
    The Associated Press via Sports Illustrated    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In an offseason marked by Junior Seau's suicide and scores of lawsuits over brain injuries, the NFL launched NFL Total Wellness, a comprehensive wellness program for current and retired players – including a confidential mental health phone line. An outside agency will run NFL Life Line, a free consultation service to inform players and family members about the signs of crisis, symptoms of common mental health problems as well as where to get help. Experts in suicide prevention and substance abuse are among those involved in developing and administering the program. More

    Volunteer opportunity leads to FREE conference registration
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA is seeking a core group of "work exchange" volunteers for the upcoming 2012 World EAP Conference in Baltimore. Volunteering offers a unique "behind the scenes" perspective on the conference activities, as well as all the benefits of a FREE Best Value Package conference registration worth at least $740. Volunteers must be EAPA members and must be able to commit for the entire week of the conference – from Monday, Oct. 15, through the evening of Saturday, Oct. 20. Interested members are encouraged to apply by Aug. 6. More


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    California school reaching out to depressed students online
    The Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The anonymous online conversation began after the student revealed that he planned to kill himself. "What should I do?" the sophomore asked a counselor at his Midwest college. "I figure you will probably tell me that killing myself is not a good idea, and I know that. But it does seem like a good option at the moment." The counselor hoped to persuade him to come in to see her, but first she had to build trust. They continued the discussion on the website, a tool used by the school to reach troubled students. More

    Barking mad: Can office dogs reduce stress?
    CNN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you are wondering how to improve morale, encourage collaboration and limit stress in your workplace – maybe without spending too much money – maybe you should consider getting an office dog. At an architecture practice in East London, director Vivian Chan believes Tiger, a long-haired Jack Russell, is good for morale. More

    Inactivity 'killing as many as smoking'
    BBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    VideoBriefA lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests. The report, published in the Lancet to coincide with the buildup to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3 million deaths a year. More



    What workers would trade for more vacation time
    Business News Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    American workers want more vacation time and are willing to give up a lot to get it, according to new research. A study by vacation club Inspirato found that half of all workers in the nation's top 10 largest cities are willing to sacrifice workplace benefits in exchange for more paid time off. Specifically, more than one-tenth of all employees who receive vacation time from their employer would prefer more time off over a higher salary or a promotion, while one-sixth of those surveyed would forgo a compensation bonus in exchange for more days off. More

    Work-linked sleep loss may harm police officers' health
    HealthDay via iVillage    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Police officers who get less than six hours of sleep per day are at increased risk for chronic fatigue and health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds. The University of Iowa researchers also found that officers working the evening or night shifts were 14 times less likely to get restful sleep than those on the day shift. These officers also had to work more back-to-back shifts, which added to their sleep deficit. More
     



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