President’s Message

Updated: April 10, 2020

Dear NC EAPA Family,

This is an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We, as a world, have been impacted in our professional and personal lives. Because our stamina is being challenged in varied ways, it is easy to experience frustration, hopelessness, compassion fatigue, and loneliness. I want you to know that NC EAPA is here for you as your professional association. I’m hoping that as fellow EA professionals that you too are taking good care of yourselves as you work to take care of everyone else!  As you continue to take care of others, let us take care of you by sharing these valuable resources below.

Please note that many professional associations are offering regular discussions for members to discuss updates regarding COVID-19 and resources for self-care and client care:

International Employee Assistance Professionals Association, as of April 8, 2020, is offering “Employee Assistance Conversations” every Wednesday at 12noon until further notice:
https://www.eapassn.org/

North Carolina Counseling Association is offering Open Forum Discussions in the wake of the pandemic to members:
https://nccounselingassociation.org/

Robert Douglas and Associates
https://www.eap-rda.com/

SAMSHA Compassion Fatigue Article:
https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma14-4869.pdf

Very Good Resource for Young Children:
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

I know some of you are concerned about continuing education credit. Please note upcoming conferences/webinars below:

 

American Counseling Association Webinars
https://aca.digitellinc.com/aca/pages/events

American Counseling Association (free CEU)
https://www.counseling.org/continuing-education/free-ce-of-the-month

American Psychological Association
https://www.apa.org/ed/ce/index

International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
https://rehabpro.org/page/iarpconference

International Employee Assistance Professionals Association
https://www.eapassn.org/April20
https://www.eapassn.org/EAPA2020

North Carolina Psychological Association
https://www.ncpsychology.org/

North Carolina Society of Clinical Social Work
https://www.ncscsw.org/events

Please be on the lookout for NC EAPA’s annual conference in 2021 in coming months!

Be Well & Stay Sanitized.

Your NC EAPA President,

Renee’

Dr. Renee’ Evans