What is EAP (Employee Assistant Program)?

An EAP is an employer-sponsored service designed for personal or family problems, including mental health, substance abuse, various addictions, marital problems, parenting problems, emotional problems, or financial or legal concerns. This is typically a service provided by an employer to the employees, designed to assist employees in getting help for these problems so that they may remain on the job and effective. EAP has expanded to also incorporate not only mental health and substance abuse issues but also health and wellness and work/life types of concerns. Although one facet of EAP services is focused on the individual employee and their family members, another component is the services offered to the organization. EARF is primarily focused on the organization with a Workplace Focus.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to be effective, must answer a number of questions through high-quality scientifically valid research to refine our understanding of just how to design, manage, and evaluate Employee Programs in order to provide the highest value to employees, families, and organizations.

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