EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

           2013 May Resources & Updates 

A New Time-Saving Format for the May NYS-Balance Webinar Staying Fit at Work!
Work-Life Services is pleased to announce a new, time-saving format for the May 16, 2013, NYS-Balance webinar, Staying Fit at Work. To make participation in the webinar less complicated, we will be testing a new half-hour webinar format. The Thursday, May 16th  webinar will be offered in two half-hour sessions. Each session will provide the same quality webinar learning as the previous hour-long sessions, but in a more concise format allowing employees to participate during their half-hour break. Participants can choose to register for either session using the links below:

Staying Fit at Work - May 16

Registration Link for first Session held 12:00 noon - 12:30pm https://workplaceoptions.webex.com/workplaceoptions/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=715529991
 
Registration Link for 2nd Session held 1:00 pm - 1:30pm
https://workplaceoptions.webex.com/workplaceoptions/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=711773755

2013 April Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Why Can't Every Day Be Earth Day?: Greener Habits at Work and Home

WEBINAR - Moving Beyond the Basics: Saving Our Planet
First we learned the importance of the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. What else can we do? Saving our planet for future generations is more important than ever.
Thursday, April 18 at 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance)

2013 March Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Feeling the Pressure?: Learning the Art of Stress Management

NYS-BALANCE - Healthy Marriage (resource list)

WEBINAR - Building Resiliency 101
It's how we react to stress that determines if it will have a harmful impact on our health and well-being. Learn helpful tools and techniques to become more resilient to stress at home and at work.
Thursday, March 21 at 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance)

RESOURCES: CONSULTANTS AND WEBSITE
Workplace deadlines. Family conflicts. Stress is a part of life, but it doesn't have to rule it. You can't avoid it completely, but you can learn ways to manage your reaction to it. Your NYS-Balance program is available any time for support and resources to help keep you from feeling the pressure.

Call or visit NYS-Balance online to find information on leading a stress-free life.
Toll-Free: 866-320-4760

 

2013 February Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Where's the Love: Relationships That Last

WEBINAR - Keeping Your Love Alive
Building strong relationships with the important people in our lives takes work, but we get so much in return. In this session, explore the essentials that will strengthen your current connections. 
Thursday, February 21 at 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http:///www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance) 

2013 January Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Not Enough Hours in the Day: Being Efficient at Work and Home

WEBINAR - Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management
Learn time management processes and characteristics of effective time managers. Discover the importance of prioritizing important events, and explore the role of delegation.
Thursday, January 17 at 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance)

EDUCATION

Make a resolution to use your time more effectively. Review tips and techniques for prioritizing and managing tasks, while leaving more time for the things you want to do. Creating a plan is the first step to finishing projects at work, completing chores at home, and finding more hours in the day. Call or visit NYS-Balance to get started: 866-320-4760. 

Time: Where It Goes
Do you know where your time goes? Keeping track of how you spend your time for a few days can help you figure out what you are doing well and what you would like to change. You may be surprised to learn how much time you spend doing trivial things that really do not matter. To read this article, login to www.nysbalance.ny.gov (Username: nys   Password: balance) and type "Time Management" into the search box at the top right. Press 'Enter' and scroll down to the article.
 
Time Management Skill Builder
Are you haunted by the feeling that your days are going faster and faster? Is your life an endless procession of Monday, Friday, Monday, Friday, and where did the weekend go, anyway? Time, our most valuable and transient resource, is either used or lost. Maybe it's time you took control of the situation. To complete the time management exercise, contact NYS-Balance at 866-320-4760.

2012 August Resources & Updates

WEBINAR - Parenting Teenagers: Can I Trust My Teen?
Get practical parenting tips for raising trustworthy teens to ensure their safety and give you peace of mind.
Thursday, August 16, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance)

2012 June & July Resources & Updates

WEBINARS - Thinking About Retirement?

Ready-Set-Retire: It's Not Just About the Money
Explore retirement issues in order to prepare for living a retiree's lifestyle.
Thursday, June 21, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance)

Your Routine Financial Check-Up
Learn key indicators of financial stability and simple strategies to reach optimum financial health.
Thursday, July 19, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys   Password: balance)

2012 May Resources & Updates

NYS-Balance - Are We There Yet?: Keeping the Kids Occupied this Summer

WEBINAR - The Best Summer Ever
Learn strategies to create a rich and rewarding summer experience for your child.
Thursday, May 17, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys  Password: balance)
 

2012 April Resources & Updates

NYS-Balance - Are you Ready for This?: Disaster Preparedness

ACTIVITIES
Screen Free Week: April 30-May 6
Summer Day Camp Programs Around the State

WEBINAR - Getting Prepared Before A Disaster Strikes
Learn steps to cope with a disaster with careful preparation and the development of an action plan.
Thursday, April 19, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/
(Username: nys Password: balance) 

2012 March Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - What's On Your Plate?: Nutrition for You and Your Family

EDUCATION - Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program

WEBINAR - Eating Your Way to Wellness
Learn tips and resources to eat your way to better and long lasting health based on the USDA "My Plate" guidelines.
March 15, 12:00-1:00 pm
Register at the NYS-Balance or view after the webinar at  http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/

2012 February Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Do You Hear Me?: Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

EDUCATION -

Giving Feedback - An article sharing some basics, specifics, tips, and FAQs on methods for giving feedback.

Business Conversation Skills - An online skill builder course for learning how to ask the right questions, stay on course, listen, and provide effective feedback. To access: Login  to NYS-Balance at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/ then click on the Working  section, then Effective Manager, then Skill Builder.
For NYS Employees: Username = nys Password = balance

Relationship Satisfaction - This is a satisfaction assessment designed to evaluate various aspects of interaction/communication in a couple. It consists of 96 questions that take 30-40 minutes to complete.To access: Login  to NYS-Balance at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/ then click on the Balancing section, then Communication, then Assessment
For NYS Employees: Username = nys Password = balance

WEBINAR - The Art of Listening and Giving Feedback
Enhance communication through the art of active listening and learn guidelines for healthy and successful interaction.
Thursday, February 16 -- 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Register at the NYS-Balance or view after 01/19 at  http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/

2012 January Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Financial Fitness: Creating and Sticking to a Budget

NYS-BALANCE - Resource and Referral list
A list of resources available from NYS-Balance. Call 1-866-320-4760 for referrals.

EDUCATION
How long will it take to pay off my loan? This is just one of the many calculators found online. Login to NYS-Balance at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/ then click on Financial  on the left side of the homepage under Living; then click on calculators.

Do you want to save money when making purchases? Access NYS-Balance from your home computer to save money on purchases at thousands of national and local stores as well as restaurants, entertainment, travel, and events. Login  to NYS-Balance at http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/ then click on Savings Center on the right side of the homepage to create your own account and password.

Advertisements promising debt relief may be offering bankruptcy. One of the many articles found in the Financial section on the NYS-Balance homepage. Also found HERE.

WEBINAR - Living Within a Realistic Budget
Learn to create and live within a realistic budget, set short and long-term financial goals, track spending, and manage debt.
Thursday, January 19 -- 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Register at the NYS-Balance or view after 01/19 at  http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/

2011 December Resources & Updates

NYS-BALANCE - Healthy Eating
NYS-BALANCE - Stress
WEBINAR - Eating your Way to Wellness
Thursday, December 15 -- 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Register at the NYS-Balance or view after 12/15 at http://www.nysbalance.ny/gov/
This session will help you improve your eating patterns, focusing on "MyPlate." 

2011 November Resources & Updates

WELLNESS - Celebrate the Great American Smokeout: November 17
Adopt a Smoker  - Tips for smokers and non-smokers for 11/17.
Great American Smokeout - Make a plan and Find support.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Smoking - Get the statistics. Talk to the experts.

EDUCATION -  Compulsive Spending
If You Shop Until You Drop (English)
If You Shop Until You Drop (Spanish)

NYS-BALANCE - Stress Management: Becoming More Resilient
WEBINAR - Preventing Burnout
Thursday, November 17 -- 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Register at the NYS-Balance or view after 11/17 at  http://www.nysbalance.ny.gov/

NYS CSEA PARTNERSHIP - Programs and Services for Laid-Off CSEA-Represented NYS Employees

IN THE NEWS - For information on how to help victims of the recent floods in NYS, please visit: http://eap.lmc.ny.gov/eapinternal/index.cfm/news/