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Headquarters Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The HQ Employee Assistance Program is a consultation and counseling resource that helps HQ employees and managers create a healthy workplace by preventing and addressing work and family issues.

The EAP serves the agency in multiple ways ranging from organizational consultation on major workplace changes such as critical incidents or downsizing to individual assistance of employees facing personal challenges.

The services are confidential, free of charge, and on-site at Forrestal and Germantown with flexible hours. The HQ EAP staff, Evelyn Joy, LICSW, CEAP, and Cheryl Reese, LPC, AS, are licensed, experienced counselors with expertise in workplace interventions and clinical concerns.

The HQ EAP staff offers the following services:

  • Short-term, confidential counseling (include a link to a list of employee concerns?) using a problem-solving, strengths-based approach with referral to internal DOE and community resources
  • Confidential consultation with agency leadership (managers, supervisors, Employee and Labor Relations, and union) to address individual employee performance/conduct problems and to improve the workgroup environment
  • Crisis response to individual employee situations or organizational incidents including continuity of operations planning
  • Outreach to and education of employees concerning the availability of EAP services and, for managers, about employee referrals to EAP
  • Educational presentations and support groups on topics designed to enhance employee wellness and productivity
  • Annual screenings on depression, anxiety, and risky drinking
  • Workgroup interventions to provide grief counseling when a colleague is ill or has died and to assist with stress, change, or other organizational needs
  • Linkage to other internal DOE resources such as Employee and Labor Relations, Accommodations Program, Human Capital Management, Office of Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Office of the Ombudsman, Occupational Health Clinic.
  • Lending library and resource room with diverse media for employee use.
     

For more information, or to schedule an appointment please contact:
 

Forrestal EAP Office, Room GM-184
(202) 586-4995
(202) 586-3489 Fax

Germantown EAP Office, Room H-106
(301) 903-4995
(301) 903-6478 Fax

POC: Evelyn Joy, Employee Assistance Program Manager
Cheryl Reese, Employee Assistance Program Specialist

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

DOE WorkLife4You
www.WorkLife4You.com (registration code: DOEHQ)
1-855-DOE-WL4Y (363-9549)
HQ DOE’s 24/7 work/life resource available to HQ employees by phone or online. Work/life specialists research and provide specific resources ranging from childcare to eldercare, health, legal, and financial. Free resource kits are available to qualifying employees.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
A 24/7 national hotline which provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress; it has a special section on its website for veterans.
CrisisLink
www.crisislink.org
703-752-5254 or 1-800-230-6977
A 24/7 hotline offering support, education, and resources as well as assistance in emergency mental health situations.
Domestic Violence
http://www.thehotline.org
1-800-799-7233
A 24/7 hotline providing crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to anyone frightened about their relationship.
Healthy Eating
www.nutrition.gov
A gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/
Fruits & Veggies — More Matters™ is a health initiative led by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) with the goal of increasing daily consumption of fruits and vegetables to help prevent chronic diseases.
Stress Management
http://www.apa.org/topics/stress/index.aspx
The American Psychological Association website offers articles and resources on numerous mental health topics.
http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22
University of California Los Angeles provides free podcasts and mp3 media that teach mindfulness meditation.
Financial Literacy
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/index.html
This part of FDIC’s website provides consumer education about banking, finances, mortgages, identity theft, and fraud.
http://www.360financialliteracy.org and http://www.feedthepig.org
The goal of these websites, sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is to encourage Americans to understand and take control of their personal finances at every stage of life.
Eldercare
http://www.opm.gov/Employment_and_Benefits/WorkLife/OfficialDocuments/Ha...
OPM’s Handbook of Eldercare Resources for the Federal Workplace provides information about national services and resources to help older adults function independently including housing options, financial and medical considerations, nursing homes, and home healthcare agencies.
http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
1-800-677-1116
This Eldercare Locator, sponsored by the Administration on Aging, offers links to programs to assist older people and their families including nutrition, transportation, senior centers and end-of-life services.
http://www.caringinfo.org/
HelpLine: 1-800-658-8898 (English) and 1-877-658-8896 (Multilingual)
Caring Connections, a program of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, offers information on advance directives, pain control, financial issues, hospice and palliative care, and grief.
www.aarp.org
1-888-687-2277
AARP is a non-profit organization that provides an array of aging resources including legal and financial services, driver safety, end of life, and long-distance caregiving.
http://www.wendtcenter.org/
202-624-0010
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a non-profit counseling center that provides mental health services, training, and education to people to help ease the impact of illness, loss, and bereavement.
Parenting
www.familyeducation.com
Family Education Network provides parenting tips about kids 0-18 years of age, a parenting blog, and school resources.
http://www.parentencouragement.org/
301-929-8824
Parent Encouragement Program is a non-profit organization that offers parenting education classes in the DC Metropolitan area.
Addictions
www.aa.org
Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help group for those who wish to stop problem drinking.
www.al-anon.alateen.org
Al-Anon and Alateen are self-help groups for friends and families of problem drinkers.
www.na.org
Narcotics Anonymous is a self-help group for those who wish to stop using drugs.
www.nar-anon.org/Nar-Anon/Nar-Anon_Home.html
Nar-Anon is a self-help group for those affected by someone else’s addiction.
www.gamblersanonymous.org
Gamblers Anonymous is a self-help group for those who wish to stop compulsive gambling.
http://www.gam-anon.org
Gam-Anon is a self-help program for the spouse, family, or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
http://www.oa.org/
Overeaters Anonymous is a self-help group that offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating.
Self-Screening Tools
Stress Assessment: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-assessment/SR00029
Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:
http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/anxiety.htm
http://psychcentral.com/depquiz.htm
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/fslist-PTSD-overview.asp Alcohol Abuse:
http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/
Other Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov/tools/FAQ.html#Anchor-What-53617
Additional Resources
http://www.freedomfromfear.org/LinksResources.en.html