Human resources generalists, as well as employee assistance program (EAP) counselors, managers, and directors, can keep abreast of the issues related to EAPs by joining a chapter of the EAPA. This association also provides guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
There are currently two local chapters of the EAPA for Iowa employers. The Heartland chapter, which covers Nebraska and western Iowa, has its own website at http://www.heartlandeapa.com
. The Illowa chapter covers parts of both Iowa and Illinois. Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the Illowa chapter's officers is available on the EAPA website at http://www.eapa.info/ChaptBranch/IL02/ILLOWA.htm
. Meanwhile, Iowa employers may obtain information about setting up or belonging to a regional group by contacting:
Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22203