THE on-LINER APRIL 2001 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
Welcome First Time Attendees At The
Welcome to: Nadia Antoszyk, Ashley Cannon, Steve Floyd, Lucy
Henry, Dawn Klug, JoAnn LaForce, Rudolph McMillian, Amy Propst,
Raul Rauscher, Holly Robinson, Abier Salama, Jeannine Shook,
Linda Smith, Tonya Smith, Sonya Snowdon, Stephanie Stewart, Sarah
Taurianinen, and Sandra Walker-Beck as first time attendees to
the March Conference. Please come back!
The Chapter Store Is Open
If you would like to purchase Chapter items such as shirts,
canvas bags, and portfolios call Outreach Chair Miriam Bundy
at 704-527-5300. Miriam, Christine Jones, Mark Kendrick, and
Sandra Allen are doing a great job promoting our chapter.
Thanks For Your Support
Thanks to the following for supporting our chapter at the
March Conference as exhibitors and sponsors: Carolina Manor,
Carolinas HealthCare System-Behavioral Health Centers, Fellowship
Hall, HDI, NAMI North Carolina, High Point Behavioral Health,
Keystone Substance Abuse Services, Life Center of Galax, Lifeworks
Behav-ioral Health Services, Renfrow Center, Three Springs of
North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Timber Ridge Treatment
Center, ValueOptions, Alzheimer's Association/ Council on Aging,
Wilmington Treatment Center, Workplace Options, and NorthEast
Shannon Has Moved
Shannon South has joined the staff of EAN in Asheville as
a EAP Counselor. If you need to reach Shannon she is at: 828-252-5725.
Shannon was formerly with Carolinas Healthcare Systems.
- Child Therapist: Flexible hours plus incentives. NorthEast
Medical Center is looking for a fulltime child therapist in Concord,
NC. If you or someone you know is interested fax your resume
to: Debra McLaughlin at 704-262-1836.
- EAP Counselor: Value Options is looking for a EAP
Counselor in Lexington, NC. If interested contact Liz Thorpe
Email It To Me
If you would prefer to have The Liner emailed to you immediately
after it is completed contact Andy Silberman at email@example.com.
If your email address has changed let Andy know in order to receive
the latest Chapter information.
The Chapter is currently receiving 150 hits a day. Does this
sound like an opportunity to advertise? If you are interested
in advertising your services through The Liner and Chapter website
contact either Andy Silberman at the above address or Ray Robbins
at 704-262-1834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving Or Moved
If you have moved resulting in a change of your address let
Paula Edwards know by calling 828-757-5727. Interna-tional EAPA
needs to know also. You can call them at 703-387-1000.
Peer Referral Program
As a Chapter member you have access to a Peer Referral Program.
The Chapter will pay for two visits to a counse-lor on the approved
referral list located in the Chapter Operations Manual. If you
are a member and do not have a Manual contact Paula Edwards at
the above number.
Congratulations Midgie and Vickie
Congratulations to Midgie Brawley for receiving the President's
Achievement Award and Vicki Harrington for receiving the Outstanding
Member Award at the recent March Conference (see picture). 'Way
to go ya'll!
You Da Man Lew!
Lew Bost with Duke Power EAP won the passport award at the
March Conference. The award was a EAPA-NC Chapter denim shirt
and canvas bag!
Deadline For LEAP Applications
Postmarked no later than March 31, 2001 for review at the
next Board meeting.
The North Carolina Board Of Employee
Assistance Professionals Year 2000
The North Carolina Board of Employee Assistance Profession-als
(NCBEAP) would like to thank you for your support and interest
over the past year. It has been a time to experience both excitement
and growth. The following are some of the high-lights of the
past years' work to share with you. A lot of pride and work went
into these efforts and it is hope that you will find them worthwhile.
The Board looks forward to serving you in the coming years and
encourages you to read the Liner for ongoing information.
- Developed policies and procedures to implement licensure
as defined by the NC Statute with the assistance of the Attor-ney
- Communicated with members to ensure current CEAP status as
required for NC licensure.
- Developed rules and regulations for Board activities that
were approved by the Administrative Rules Committee and the Legislative
Rules Committee of the NC General Assembly.
- Resolved (1) Ethics complaint that was filed with NCBEAP
and the EACC.
- Surveyed all private and public colleges and universities
in NC to determine where EAP specific training was occurring.
- Initiated discussions with NC-IEAPA regarding exploring to
expand the scope of the NC Statute from title to practice. Recommended
establishment of an Ad Hoc committee from NCBEAP and NC-IEAPA
- Issued 116 licenses to applicants.
- Canvassed other NC Licensing Boards regarding history of
lawsuits filed against them.
- Exploring feasibility of introducing legislation to ensure
confidentiality of EAP records in NC.
- Developing procedures for Code of Conduct violations. Interacting
with IEAPA, EACC, NCBEAP and attorney from NC Attorney General's
- Continue to develop the NCBEAP Policy and Procedures Manual
with the NCBEAP attorney.
- Planning to attend NC-IEAPA Conferences/Meetings for member
discussion and updates.
The NCBEAP continues to develop ways to improve its effec-tiveness.
There is a continue dialogue with IEAPA, EACC and NC-IEAPA for
guidance. Your comments, suggestions or ideas are welcome anytime.
The NC Board of Employee Assistance Professionals
Patrice Alexander, Chair
Midgie Brawley, Secretary
Roy Sonovick Administrative Support
Jo Yarbrough Administrative Support
NC/EAPA Business Meeting
March 16, 2001 Charlotte, NC
- A. The meeting was called to order by President Cliff Morgan
at 8:25 a.m.
- B. The December 7, 2000 Business Minutes were approved.
- C. Cliff Morgan, President, encouraged participants to join
the NC/EAPA Chapter and encouraged those with a CEAP to apply
- D. Board Meeting Update
- 1. Treasurer's Report Martha Ausman reported the following:
- The December 7 2000 NC EAPA Conference, in Charlotte, had
28 participants and 3 presenters. The Chapter grossed $500 in
conference fees and expenses were $1,630.93 netting a loss of
$1,130.93. The Chapter remains in good financial standing.
- E. Standing Committee Reports
- 1. Membership-The latest list from International shows 163
members in the NC/EAPA Chapter.
- 2. Education and Training - Joan Radford, Vice-President,
introduced her committee and gave a projection of NC/EAPA training
dates for the 2001-year as follows:
- May 16 Strategic Planning Meeting @ Wrightsville Beach, NC
- May 17, 18 Wrightsville Beach, NC: The speaker for this conference
will focus on the interacting roles of Human Resources and EAP.
This conference will be held at the Blockade-Runner in Wrightsville
Beach, NC. Reservations should be made as soon as possible by
calling the hotel at 1- 800-805-2252 and using #8217 for the
NC EAPA rates.
- August 10, Raleigh, NC
- October 18, 19 Boone, NC
- December 7 TBA though tentatively scheduled for Charlotte
- 3. Research - No news.
- 4. Outreach Miriam Bundy explained the need for additional
committee members due to an expansion of duties.
- 5. Liner Ray Robbins asked members to let him know
if they do not receive a copy of the Liner and encouraged members
to submit information for publication in the Liner. Paula Edwards
maintains the mailing list for the Liner. If your address changes
or you don't get a copy, please email her at email@example.com.
- 6. By-Laws - Paul Morehouse, Chairperson. No report.
- 7. Research and Information Committee -Karen Molli, Chairper-son.
- 8. Outreach Committee - Miriam Bundy, Chairperson, reported
that the NC EAPA shirts and bags sold well during the March Conference.
She explained that one of the committee's goals is to market
EAP to organizations through education about EAP's. The marketing
will include a collection of materials, the development of a
speaker's bureau and an archive of pertinent materials that would
be useful to organizations and EAPs'.
- 9. Legislative and Public Policy Committee - Patrice Alexander,
Chairperson, explained the Coalition 2001 and issues that are
before this committee representing 100 organizations. Issues
of particular interest are the parity of Mental Health and Sub-stance
Abuse benefits along with EAP confidentiality. Patrice encouraged
all members to attend the Legislative breakfast scheduled for
their region of residence. Patrice is representing EAPA on Federal
issues and Jerry Wilson is our representative on State issues.
Vicky Harrington is NC/EAPA's representative LABOR · MANAGEMENT
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on NC Coalition 2001 and Paula Edwards is the NC/EAPA representative
on the NC Substance Abuse Federation Committee.
- 10. LEAP Board, Patrice Alexander, reported that:
- A pending ethics complaint has been resolved. The individual
in question has voluntarily surrendered both his CEAP and LEAP.
- She and Midgie Brawley have been appointed to a task force
to research issues for LEAP license in practice.
- 11. Information and Technology, Andy Silberman, Chairperson,
gave a report per Chuck Taylor, that the EAPA.com website is
receiving around 150 hits per day. Andy is encouraging EAPA members
to join this committee with needs centering around providing
information to members. The List Serve is working well and approximately
60 people are getting the Liner on-line.
- 12. Ethnic and Diversity Committee- Shannon South, Chairper-son.
- 13. Certification Committee- Jim Cooper, Chairperson. No
- 14. Standards and Ethics - Elaine Jenkins, Chairperson. Reported
that the annual Officer's Retreat for the Southern District will
be in Pensacola, Florida this year. This centers around networking
for the region and issues that chapter officers can take back
to their membership.
- Award Recognition: Elaine recognized the recipients of this
years awards at the banquet on Wednesday night. Vicki Harrington
was awarded the Member of the Year Award and Midgie Brawley was
awarded the President's Achievement Award.
- F. Special Committee Reports:
- 1. Scholarship- Joan Radford reports that three scholarships
were given for this conference. The form to apply for a scholarship
can be found in the back of the manual.
- 2. March 2001 Conference Chuck Taylor, Conference Chair
and thanked everyone for participating in the conference and
gave special thanks to the wonderful job done by his commit-tee
members. The topics were very timely, especially in lieu of the
workplace violence that occurred this week in Shelby. Karen Molli
has agreed to serve as the March 2002 Confer-ence Chair. Karen
asked that anyone interested in serving on the committee to let
- 3. Job Announcement :
- Ray Robbins reports that NorthEast Medical has an opening
for a child and an adult therapist.
- Liz Thorpe has an opening at her organization in Lexington.
- G. Special Guest: Linda Sturdivant, International EAPA President
attended our conference this week. She thanked the Chapter for
our hospitality and encouraged the continuation of our hard work.
It was a great pleasure for our Chapter to have the opportunity
to meet with her personally. We are very appreciative of her
time and commitment to EAPA.
With no new business or no old business, the meeting was adjourned
at 8:50 am.
Paula A. Edwards, M.S., CEAP, NC/LEAP
Secretary, NC/EAPA Chapter
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