JANUARY DIVERSITY MESSAGE
The month right to life - January has some significant people and events related to diversity and inclusion. On January 1, 1863 President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which was to signal freedom of all the slaves. However, that did not really occur as the message was not given to all slaves. A day in the history of our country that truly marked the end of slavery was June 19, 1865. This is what many of us know now as “Juneteenth.”
A significant birthday in January is January 15. That is the actual birthday of one of the greatest civil rights activists in our country’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people don’t know that as his actual birthday. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday, and it is celebrated not on his actual birthday but on the third Monday of January. The date for 2022 is Monday, January 17.
"NIEAPA members shall seek to develop an awareness of their own personal
and cultural values and beliefs as one way of appreciating the
importance of multicultural identities in our own lives and in the lives
of those we serve. NIEAPA members shall have and continue to develop
specialized knowledge and understanding about the values, traditions and
systems of all employees at the workplaces they serve."
RESOURCE DIRECTORY & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
The Resource Directory is a central source of services that fall under the EAP umbrella and is a great tool for all. We encourage you to use and share with your colleagues.
Please use the Resource Directory if you are looking for up to date information on treatment centers' recent changes, additions or reduction of services. The link also provides contact information for each center's outreach professional.
This list has been provided by the Chicagoland Professional Liaison Association, which is an organization for outreach professionals in the behavioral health field working in the Greater Chicagoland area. We thank the group for sharing this information with their NIEAPA colleagues.