Welcome to Arlington EAP!

COVD-19_preventionCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Please see the resources below for Coronavirus information:

See the latest news and updates on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Arlington Public Schools and Arlington County Government websites.

 

Message from the Red Cross:

“When you go out and see the empty streets, the empty stadiums, the empty train platforms, don’t say to yourself, ‘My [goodness], it looks like the end of the world.’What you’re seeing is love in action. What you’re seeing, in that negative space, is how much we do care for each other, for our grandparents, for our immunocompromised brothers and sisters, for people we will never meet.People will lose jobs over this. Some will lose their businesses. And some will lose their lives. All the more reason to take a moment, when you’re out on your walk, or on your way to the store, or just watching the news, to look into the emptiness and marvel at all of that love. Let it fill you and sustain you. It isn’t the end of the world. It is the most remarkable act of global solidarity we may ever witness. It is the reason the world will go on.”  –Anne Reynolds, Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross in Southern California

MindfulnessLive-stream Mindfulness Sessions

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sessions on this date will address the anxiety and isolation you may be experiencing as a result of our need for remote work and social distancing.

7:30 AM  and 12:00 pm

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sessions on this date will offer meditations to those struggling to adapt to the new normal of reduced daily structure and routine.

7:30 AM  and 12:00 pm

 

Each meeting will open about 10 minutes early to allow you to enter and have time to get situated. In this time you may want to make some adjustments, and EAP will be able to assist you.  Having your camera on is optional. During the session,  participants will be muted, so there is no background noise.

All links are unique to the day/time.  Please create a personal reminder in your outlook calendar by copying and pasting the zoom link for the date(s) you would like to attend.For more information please contact Grace.belew@apsva.us

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The EAP invites APS Employees to participate in our 2020 Spring Wellness Challenge YO HO HO!

What could be more fun than seeing a buccaneer saga unfold while building sustainable healthy habits? Starting Monday, 4/6/20, this virtual seaworthy adventure will follow the story of Jesse Smith and his parrot sidekick, Penny, as they track down your stolen treasure from Grim Gus Battaraz. Every week a new chapter builds on the plot — the more days you log health behaviors, Physical Activity (exercise minutes or steps), plus Emotional Wellness, Serenity/Personal Growth, and a Daily Quest activity, the more you add to the intrigue and fun… and the more coins and wax seals you’ll collect. (To make it even easier, you can use a tracking device to record your daily steps. Just put the wireless activity tracker on in the morning, sync it with your computer or app, and your steps will automatically load to your Yo Ho Ho account.) Don’t let this fun, swashbuckling tale leave the dock without you. Mark your calendars for Yo Ho Ho!

You can participate alone or you can reach out to colleagues and form a team of 2 – 10 members. The pandemic we’re facing as a nation makes self-care and distant social connections all the more essential to our well-being. Please join us in this Wellness Challenge. Form your teams now and let’s get ready to log our healthy behaviors beginning on 4/6/20. Sign up now at https://apseap.yohohowellness.com

Important dates:

Monday, March 30, 2020: Registration opened
Monday, April 6, 2020: Challenge officially begins. First day to log activity
Monday, April 13, 2020: Team formation deadline
Sunday, May 31, 2020: Program ends.


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EAP Overview

Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Arlington County Government (ACG) support a joint Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide free, confidential, professional assistance to employees and their families to help resolve personal, family, or work-related concerns that may impact emotional, physical, or spiritual well-being and potentially affect, the employees’ job performance.  Staff assist with onsite crisis/grief responses, offer supervisor/management consultation, and conduct employee and supervisory training.

EAP staff is committed to helping both APS and ACG attract and retain high quality professionals.  We recognize that retention is impacted by work climate and available supportive services to help manage life events.

The EAP is a comprehensive resource to help address a wide variety of personal and professional challenges.  There are times when employees experience health conditions that may impact their ability to safely perform all of their job responsibilities.

We partner with HR and management to determine the best way to support both the employee and the organization in these situations.

The EAP collaborates with APS wellness ambassadors and HealthSmart staff to promote well-being as well as support school and county wellness initiatives.

We manage the DOT testing program consistent with federal and state guidelines.  Arlington Public School staff also utilize the EAP to administer key programs related to safety and employee well-being (e.g. OSHA compliance) as well as to assist Human Resources with behavioral medical accommodation requests and attendance verification.

The EAP is staffed by licensed behavioral health professionals who have a combined total of over sixty years of EAP experience as well as specialized behavioral health training.

As an internal EAP, staff have the advantage of understanding organizational structure and internal resources that may assist with resolving workplace concerns.

EAP Location and Access

The EAP is conveniently located in downtown Clarendon, accessible by public transportation (between Courthouse and Clarendon Metro, ART Bus)

The office is at the corner of Wilson Blvd. and N. Fillmore Street. Enter the free parking lot from N. Fillmore Street.

 Marshall Building 2847 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA  22201

EAP Main Number  703-228-8720

The entrance is in the back of the building.  Please ring the doorbell upon your arrival once inside the foyer. 

 Our core Business Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We offer flexible hours and have individual appointment times as early as 7:00 am and as late as 5:00 pm.

Call 703-228-8720 to schedule an appointment.  For URGENT concerns after hours,  call 703-228-8720 for instructions on contacting the on call EAP Professional. 


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