Volunteers help make these connections through development of our website as a central source for the community and our participation in social media.
The 2020 Conference Chairperson is Sara Tigay.
“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.”
EAP Peer Consultation Forum
The NIEAPA Ethics Committee was formed to provide a resource for sharing knowledge and fosteringdiscussion about the ethical practice of Employee Assistance. EA work, by its nature, presents challenges in the areas of responsibility to clients and to organizations, with differing challenges for internal, external, and hybrid Employee Assistance models. While not a substitute for legal counsel, the availability of peer consultation and the opportunity to process ethical questions with fellow professionals is an important component of helping EA professionals and clinicians uphold the highest level of ethical practice and faithfully carry out our mission to assist employees, their families, and the organizations where they work.
Illinois Consortium of Assistance Programs for Professionals (ICAPP)
The head of this committee is Carole Hoffman.
The Labor Committee shall be composed of those members of trade/industrial union/management joint programs who are involved in the actual provision or administration of member’s assistance services with special emphasis on chemical abuse or dependency issues and mental health issues
Membership on the committee shall be limited to only those who are currently active or retired dues paying members in good standing in a recognized union and those who provide services. A company that services union members and who is supportive to the causes of labor. Management/Company members must currently be active or retired from a Union/Company Joint Program.) The majority of the committee must be members of organized labor. It is preferred, but not required, that members also be members of NIEAPA. No one should be denied membership on the Labor Committee on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Please view past presentations from the Labor Committee Seminars:
The Interplay of Addiction, Mental Health and Trauma in the LGBTQI Community by Jeff Zacharias, ACSW, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC
The Program Committee selects speakers and locations for the NIEAPA Chapter Meetings. We are always interested in excellent presenters, especially on EAP-specific topics. If you are interested in speaking at a chapter meeting, please submit your proposal here.
We are also always in need of host sites for our Chapter meetings (held in February, April, August, October and December yearly). Appropriate sites are within the Chicagoland area, have available parking, and can accommodate a group of up to 80. AV must be provided as well (screen, projector, microphone).
Each meeting also has a food/refreshment sponsor who provides the continental breakfast. This can be done by either the host site or another organization, and can be split between 2 organizations as well.
If you are interested in hosting a meeting or providing refreshments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program committee co-chairs: Liz Crowe and Kathy Horton
Student and New Professionals Outreach Committee