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NIEAPA's August Chapter Meeting & Professional Education Webinar

Our fiscal year began July 1st and we are excited about the new opportunities this new year will bring. During the meeting, we will reflect on how far we’ve come over the past 12 months and discuss our plans for the next 12 months. To meet the growing need for virtual engagement, NIEAPA will introduce its member-only section of the website. This online members only community is a significant step forward where members can engage, connect and share.

BUSINESS MEETING:
9:00 - 9:50 am | Meeting
9:50 - 10:00 am | Break

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WEBINAR:
10:00 - 11:00 am | Webinar
11:00 am - 11:10 am | Break
11:10 am - 12:10 pm | Webinar

Join us for our webinar presentation addressing some of the critical elements related to vicarious trauma first responders and therapists may experience during periods of extended emergency situations.

Speaker:
KAMMIE JUZWIN, PsyD, ProActive Behavioral Services

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JULY DIVERSITY MESSAGE

Please take a couple minutes to read this beautiful message written by Carole Hoffman and the Diversity Committee

July may be best known for Independence Day celebrated on the 4th. As you may remember, the colonies called for an inter-colonial congress expressly to discuss a unified response to the abuses the colonists experienced under British rule since the end of the French and Indian war in 1763. All the colonies except for Georgia met at the First Continental Congress in September 1774. They drafted a declaration claiming the colonists had the same civil rights as English citizens and would boycott all English goods.

Today, the notion of colonists and colonies arouses strong feelings in our time and our context as we acknowledge that colonists displaced indigenous peoples, visited all manner of illness upon them, and destroyed their way of life. Claims that all people have the same civil rights echo through the country today. While most people share this value, many cannot see or choose to remain oblivious that we have not achieved shared civil rights. People of color approach the world based on experiences large and small that remind them of an “otherness” that should not be.  Read more

"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.


Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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