THE on-LINER April 2003 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
The March Conference gave us all time to catch up with old
friends and get to know new ones. Many members updated their
information in the Chapter Directory. A revised version will
be sent via listserve in the upcoming weeks. We also had a great
turnout at the Newcomer's Luncheon. Some of the new members participating
in the event were Jennifer Jantsch, Marca Storey, Kayce Lee,
and Stan Bolton. Perspective members included Gabriel Rogers,
Shevene Bryant, Martha Vallery, Dr. Sara Stevenson, Teri Sauer,
and Kathy Murphy. Welcome to all newcomers. We hope you come
back to see us and choose to participate in shaping employee
assistance in North Carolina. If you need to update your information
in the Directory or have any questions about membership contact
Dawn Klug at 828-252-5725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LEAP Board met March 5, 2003. Board members included Midgie
Brawley, Acting Chair; Ron Mangum, Secretary; and Jim Scarboro,
Treasurer. Staff members included Jo Yarbrough and Joan Radford.
The Board issued license renewals to Gerald Britt and George
McGaskey. International EAPA has changed the renewal dates for
the CEAP to the end of the quarter in which it will expire i.e.
if your CEAP expires May 15, then your CEAP renewal date will
be June 30. IEAPA will notify you of this change. Any lapse of
the LEAP due to this change will be noted by the NCBLEAP. The
LEAP Board has submitted a list of names for consideration for
the Board. The Board prior to their next meeting June 18, 2003
must receive license applications. Applications are available
by contacting Jo Yarbrough at j.Yarbrough@nc.net
or Midgie Brawley at email@example.com.
DON'T DELAY. . .DO IT TODAY!
Your Outreach Committee is already actively promoting the
EA profession and our chapter. We continue to attract new members
by educating and promoting ourselves to the professional community.
One way of promotion is merchandising. Sales at the March conference
totaled $252. Thanks to all of you who purchased items. A list
of merchandise and prices are listed below. Remember, quantities
are limited and prices do not include postage. If you want to
share in the opportunity to promote our profession and chapter
contact Eileen Hodiak, Outreach Committee Chair, at 910-693-3603.
We'll do great things!
NC - EAPA MERCHANDISE
|Denim Shirts (small/large) $30 ea
||Canvas Tote Bag (white w/blue trim) $20 ea
|Gym Bag (red) $20 ea
||Garment Bag (red) $20 ea
|Attache Cases (brown) $10 ea
||Portfolios (brown -black) $10 ea
|Travel Mugs $8 ea
||Business Card Holders (black) $3 ea
|Calculators $8 ea
WE'RE ELECTRONIC NOW!
The Liner is now completely electronic. In order to be reminded
when the latest edition is available on the website you will
need to make sure Andy Silberman has your correct email address.
If your email address changes or if you want to be added to the
listserve, contact Andy at Andrew.Silberman@duke.edu.
LOOK WHAT WE ARE DOING!
Chapter members Richard Varela and Mark Kendrick (KV Consultants
-Associates) responded to the explosion in Kinston recently in
support of the Red Cross and other agencies. Needs continue to
be met weeks after the explosion.
In Other EAP News...
SouthLight will be offering its Spring SAP Qualification Training
May 8 - 9 at the Holiday Inn in Raleigh. The cost is $250. It
is being explored whether or not to offer the national exam in
conjunction with the training (extra cost). If you are interested
contact Cecile Broadhurst at 919-787-6131 x102.
According to the most recent statistics from the U.s. department
of Justice, almost 800,000 incidents of domestic violence were
reported in 1999. However, because many incidents are not reported
to authorities, some experts believe that the number of incidents
may be much higher. Many people think that domestic violence
would never happen to someone they know. In reality, domestic
violence can happen to anyone. Victims can be of any nationality,
sexual orientation, religion and income level. Although most
victims are women, domestic violence can happen to men too. What
is domestic violence? When a husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend
abuses a current or former partner, it's called domestic violence.
Abusers may use physical violence such as hitting, shoving or
grabbing to control their victims. They may also use other tactics,
including the following:
- Emotional abuse through frequent humiliation or criticism
- Isolation of victims from important people in their lives,
such as family and friends
- Control of what victims do and whom they see
- Intimidation or threats
- Control of all family finances
Sexual abuse Domestic violence is not a private issue-it's
a crime. Only the victim can decide when it's time to leave.
Assistance is available through the employer's employee assistance
program (EAP) or by calling the 24-hour National Domestic Violence
Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
EAP - RELATED WEBSITES
Grief -Loss: www.beyondindigo.com
Critical Incident Management:
Work/Life: www.awlp.org; www.workfamily.com; and
Stress Management: www.stopstress.com
Substance Abuse/Dependency: www.drinkerscheck.com
HOW DO YOU 'GET A LIFE'?
In a recent ABC News workingwounded.com survey, people were
asked, "How do you get a life?"
- Quit your job, 8%
- I think a life is overrated, 9%
- Work less, 21.2%
- Work smarter, 61.7%
Check the Jobs section of this website
for the latest job postings.
EAPA/NC CHAPTER BUSINESS
MEETING - March 2003
Kevin Monroe, Regional Representative
for US Senator John Edwards, gives opening remarks.
Left to Right: Andy Silberman (Outstanding Member), NC Chapter
President Joan Radford
and Lindy Langston (President's Achievement Award)
Left to Right: 12 - year - old Padgett
Vaughn sings our National Anthem
as conference chair Sandy Allen observes the color guard
from Independence High School's Air Force Junior ROTC.
Left to Right: Cathy Reinbold hosts
the EAPA version of Bingo along with 96.1FM's Chuck Boozer.
John Bennett talks about dealing with
change in the workplace.
Chapter Secretary Marth Ausman and Treasurer Jay Hale welcome
EAPA/NC CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING
- The Minutes
March 7, 2003
Hilton at University Place
Joan Radford, President, called the meeting to order.
A. March Conference 2004 Joan announced that David Hamby will be the
Chairperson for our 25th Anniversary March Conference.
B. International EAPA Joan stated that EAPA President,
Don Jorgensen, has announced that a formal proposal has been
made to merge EAPA with EASNA. The proposal will be voted on
at the annual EASNA meeting to be held in April in San Antonio,
C. International EAPA Conference Joan thanked the Chapter
for sending her to the International EAPA Conference held in
Boston this past October.
D. Changes in EAPA Joan reported the following:
- EAPA is in a tremendous state of change.
- It is facing serious financial problems.
- Conference attendance has been down for the past two years
greatly reducing expected revenues.
- With increased expenses and reduced revenues, the reserves
have been reduced from over $1 million to less than $150,000.
- Membership is down as well as CEAP certification.
- EAPA Board has been reorganized and reduced in numbers.
- It has created a more robust website.
E. Officers Retreat in Biloxi, Mississippi - April 4th
Joan Radford and Karen Molli will attend to represent the North
F. Treasurer's Report - Jay Hale Jay reported that we
did not have a December conference due to an ice storm that hit
the day of the scheduled conference and then a snowstorm that
hit on the rescheduled date in January. The March Conference
has 110 registered. Jay also stated that we generate our revenues
from membership fees, the March Conference, and selling EAPA
merchandise. The Chapter is in good financial standing.
G. Standing Committee Reports
1. Legislative and Public Policy - John Howard John reported
on the following:
- Practice License - When we introduced LEAP for licensure several
years ago, we spent three years preparing and had two key people,
Roy Sonovick and Patrice Alexander, heading it up. We no longer
have Roy or Patrice available to us due to retirement and living
in another state. In regards to pursuing a practice license,
in the spring and summer of 2003 a committee will be created
to work with Randolph Cloud in establishing a work plan and a
study group to be held in Raleigh. If the Chapter decides to
move forward in pursuing a practice license, the bill will be
introduced in 2005. John will head up the search for key people
to serve on the committee. Membership will be kept informed through
information sent by way of our ListServe.
- HIPAA is effecting EAPs now.
- Coalition 2001 Plus - the North Carolina EAPA Chapter needs
a representative to attend monthly meetings in Raleigh. John
will search for a representative.
- N. C. Substance Abuse Federation - the North Carolina EAPA
Chapter needs a representative to attend its monthly meetings
in Raleigh. John will search for a representative.
2. Membership - Dawn Klug Dawn reported that membership has increased
from 147 to 150 this quarter. A new Membership Directory will
be sent out to all members by way of the ListServe. She will
include in the directory a member's education degrees, certifications
3. Education -Training - Karen Molli
Karen reported that to reduce chapter training expenses, we would
be making changes in locations.
- The May training will be held at the Wilmington Treatment Center
on May 15 - 16th. At least one of the training topics in May
will be substance abuse.
- August training - looking for a facility in the Raleigh/RTP
area. Karen is looking for committee members to assist in helping
with locations and presenters.
4. Research and Information - Miriam Bundy No report.
5. Outreach - Eileen Hodiak Eileen reported that she is
looking for members to join the Outreach Committee in order to
expand. She reminded members to look at the merchandise for sale
and make purchases. Eileen also reported that the Chapter's newsletter,
The Liner, is now on - line only and new editions will be announced
via the ListServe. If you have information for the newsletter,
please submit it to Ray Robbins.
6. By- Laws - Elaine Jenkins Elaine reported that
the By - Laws Committee maintains the Operations Manual and updates
to the Manual will be reviewed at the Strategic Planning Meeting
in May. She also reminded members that the scholarship form for
Chapter trainings is in the Operations Manual.
7. New Technologies -Andy Silberman In Andy Silberman's
absence, Joan stressed the importance of being on the ListServe.
EAP providers can be listed on our website for $50.00 per year.
8. Diversity- Marilyn Raines The diversity training traditionally
held in Charlotte in December was postponed due to the Charlotte
ice storm. It was rescheduled for January but again got cancelled
due the snowstorm. Marilyn has rescheduled the trainers to conduct
the diversity training in December 2003.
9. Certification- Jim Cooper Jim reported that continuing
education is what draws people to our conferences. The March
Conference is giving 14 PDHs. He announced that the Substance
Abuse form had an error. Instead of 11 hours it should have said
2 hours. Jim will seek post - approval for the HIPAA session
held Wednesday evening.
10. Standards and Ethics - Cliff Morgan No report.
H. Special Committees
Please see our Businesses
& Services page for
1. Scholarship- Karen Molli Karen reported that we granted three
scholarships for the March Conference and that scholarships are
available for all NC Chapter conferences.
2. Awards - Joan Radford Joan introduced Lindy Langston,
this year's recipient of the President's Achievement Award.
3. March Conference - Sandy Allen Sandy thanked everyone
for helping put together the excellent conference. She asked
for suggestions for making future conferences even better and
that suggestions can be made to her or David Hamby, 2004 Conference
With no further business, Joan Radford adjourned the meeting.
Respectfully submitted, Martha Ausman, CEAP, LEAP Secretary NC/EAPA
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