What is EAP?
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) serve organizations and their employees in multiple ways, ranging from consultation at the strategic level about issues with organization-wide implications to individual assistance to employees and family members experiencing personal difficulties. As workplace programs, the structure and operation of each EAP varies with the structure, functioning and needs of the organization(s) it serves.
In general, an EAP is a set of professional services specifically designed:
- to improve and/or maintain the productivity and healthy functioning of the workplace and to address a work organization’s particular business needs
- through the application of specialized knowledge and expertise about human behavior and mental health.
More specifically, an EAP is a workplace program designed to assist:
- work organizations in addressing productivity issues, and
- “employee clients” in identifying and resolving personal concerns, including health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional, stress or other personal issues that may affect job performance. (International Employee Assistance Professionals Association)
To learn more about The Village EAP, call 1-800-627-8220 or email VBI@thevillagefamily.org