Connecticut Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut Counseling Services/ EAPs: What you need to know

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. These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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Currently, there is one chapter of the EAPA in Connecticut. Contact information for the Connecticut chapter is available on the EAPA website at http://www.eapa.info/chaptbranch/chaplocate.htm. This website also provides information about the Western New England chapter, based in Massachusetts, which serves the northern Connecticut area. Meanwhile, Connecticut 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
703-387-1000
An EAP is available to all state employees and their families through Solutions. The EAP is composed of a confidential assessment, brief counseling, and referral services and is focused on reducing problems in the work force and retaining valued employees by assisting in the identification and resolution of any personal problem. For more information on Solutions, go to www.solutions-eap.com.

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