Rhode Island Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Rhode Island 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 local chapter of the EAPA in Rhode Island. More information about the Massachusetts/Rhode Island chapter is available at http://www.eapa.info. Meanwhile, Rhode Island 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
Rhode Island offers a free EAP to state employees as well as their dependents and household members. The EAP can provide help with personal and job-related problems, and the service is confidential. Trained counselors provide professional assistance with a wide range of issues, including stress, eating disorders, family and relationship problems, depression, and substance abuse. Access to legal and financial professionals is also available. For more information, or to access the benefit, call the Care24 EAP at 1-866-869-6358.

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