Assistance Programs: Past, Present, and Future
Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Online via Zoom
6.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $99
Presenter: Jack Terry, LMSW, CEAP
Today it seems like most employers offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). But it wasn’t always this way. The modern EAP we see today can traces its roots back to the impact of the Industrial Revolution. As America transformed from a rural, agrarian society to one focused on industry and urban centers the workforce—and society in general—changed dramatically. Employers adopted several strategies to develop a productive and stable workforce. Those efforts, combined with programs to address alcohol abuse, led to the development of the EAPs we see today. Of course, nothing stands still and EAPs are evolving in response to the changing workplace and the use of technology. During this training we will explore the development of EAPs, identify historical trends, and make some predictions to what EAPs might look like in the coming decades!