Family Service of the Chautauqua Region EAP holds Lunch and Learn for Companies

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From Left: Phil Mobilia, (seated) RHI Monofrax, Pam Holmburg, Bush Industries, Sonja Johnson, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co. (seated) and Lori Hatfield, Hospice Chautauqua County.
 From Left: Phil Mobilia, (seated) RHI Monofrax, Pam Holmburg, Bush Industries, Sonja Johnson, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co. (seated) and Lori Hatfield, Hospice Chautauqua County.
From Left: Phil Mobilia, (seated) RHI Monofrax, Pam Holmburg, Bush Industries, Sonja Johnson, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co. (seated) and Lori Hatfield, Hospice Chautauqua County.

On Friday, July 26, 2013 Family Service Employee Assistance Program (EAP) invited representatives from some EAP member companies to show our appreciation for their continued partnership and to thank them for their confidence in our ability to provide them with a comprehensive, employee assistance program right here in our own community.

Participants were welcomed and given a tour of our comfortable counseling facility, served a light lunch and introduced to our newest training programs, Substance Abuse in the Workplace, Smoking Cessation,   and enhancements to our Budget Counseling benefit,( homebuyer education, Bankruptcy education and certification, Financial, literacy education and Credit Analysis and Plan). They were also able to preview  “The Power of Positive Discipline for Supervisors” and provide us with the feedback we need to ensure that trainings such as these are valuable and that employers would be willing to let their employees take the time  out of there busy work day to attend.

In our pursuit of excellence, Family Service of the Chautauqua Region continues to enhance its Employee Assistance Program.  We are a local EAP, which allows us to be responsive to the changing needs of our community partners’ and to provide them with professional and confidential counseling, budget counseling, legal consultation, eldercare services, and educational trainings for employees and members of their immediate family at no cost to the employee.

Statistics show a significant drop in absenteeism for workers after receiving help a decline in use of sick benefits,   work-related accidents, workers’ compensation claims, and a decline in time spend on supervisor reprimands.

Details for future trainings are in the planning stages.  If you would like more information and are a current Family Service EAP member or would like to become a member company please contact Kathy Benson, Community Relations Coordinator at 716-488-1971.