NEWS AND INFORMATION

Monthly Newsletter-July 2016

Holiday De-Stress Tips

 

Starting in March, the Employee Assistance Program will be holding bi-monthly office hours, 12:30pm -2:30pm in the Downtown Center (3/3/16 & 3/17/16) Room 421 and The Innovative Technology Center (3/9/16 & 3/23/16) Room 2222 on Murray Hill Road.

 

As a “kick off” for the month of March, EAP will partner with the Dean of Students Office for the Bear Necessities Food Pantry Drive. Faculty and staff may bring to either site donations of non-perishable food or personal hygiene item on those dates. Give to a great cause, come meet the EAP Coordinators, and learn more about your EAP benefit while enjoying light refreshments.

 

Click here to learn more about the Bear Necessities Food Pantry.

 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SPRING 2016 WORKSHOPS
Register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu

Core Health for Every Body
Date: January 6, 2016 at 12:00pm (one hour educational presentation).
Time: January 6, 12:00-1:00pm, January 12, 14, 19 and 21, 12:00-12:30 activity sessions.
Place: University Union UUW 324
Presenter: Sarah Thompson MA, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Health and Wellness Studies Lecturer
Core fitness is critical for overall physical strength and well-being. The National Institutes of Health estimate that 80% of people experience back pain during their lives. Proper strengthening and flexibility movements can help prevent and alleviate back problems. Sarah Thompson, Certified Exercise Physiologist and Lecturer in Health and Wellness Studies will lead a mini series of interactive workshops designed to help participants to learn techniques for improved posture and back health. January 6 from 12:00-1:00pm will be the educational session and the half hour activity sessions will take place on January 12, 14, 19 and 21 from 12:00-12:30 in UUW324. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link.

EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues
Date: Monday, January 11, 2016
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Place: University Union UU124
Presenter: EAP Staff
If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25%-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work-place documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. The extended time will give you the chance to answer questions you may have related to your specific needs.

February 2016-
Cultivating Healthy Intimate Relationships
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Place: University Union UUW324
Presenter: Professor Richard Mattson, Ph.D
This workshop will provide a brief overview of the patterns and processes that can lead to distress versus satisfaction in one's intimate relationship. The efficacy of current treatments for relationship distress and practical strategies for fostering more productive communication with one's spouse and enhancing positive aspects of one's relationship. The workshop will mix lecture, discussion as well as Question and answer formats. A list of referrals will be provided in conclusion on the presentation. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link.

Seed Financial Group-Smart Consumer Academy
Date: Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 26.
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Place: University Union UUW 324
Presenter: The Seed Financial Group
Workshop #1-Managing Personal Finances
Workshop#2-Consumer Debt
This two workshop series will help provide insight to help you feel more in control of your finances and help you identify areas of improvement. In the first workshop (Managing Personal Finances) we will explore techniques to improve personal finances including, working with a budget, setting savings goals, curbing bad spending habits and maximizing the resources you have to work with. The second workshop (Consumer Debt) will include identifying and understanding finance charges, paying off credit card debt more efficiently and improving your credit score. In both workshops, we will discuss action items that anyone can take to improve their financial situation. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link.

March 2016-
EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the tough issues
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 10:00-12:30pm
Place: University Union UUWB08
Presenter: EAP Staff
If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25%-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work-place documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. The extended time will give you the chance to answer questions you may have related to your specific needs.

April 2016-
EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the tough issues
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Place: University Union UU 124
Presenter: EAP Staff
If you are a new (or seasoned) supervisor and want to know how the Employee Assistance program can assist you in your supervisory duties, this session will provide an overview of the Binghamton University EAP program and how best to make an appropriate referral. Did you know that on average, 25%-40% of a manager's time is spent on workplace conflicts? EAP is an effective resource to help in these situations. Topics of discussion will include identifying your responsibilities as they relate to performance management, work-place documentation and the positive use of EAP as a supervisory tool. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch. The extended time will give you the chance to answer questions you may have related to your specific needs.

EAP Workshop on Assisting Children with Grief
Date: Wednesday, April, 13, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Place: University Union UUW324
Presenter: Sarah Hopkins, LCSW-Lecturer in the School of Social Work
Please join Sarah Hopkins, LMSW Lecturer from the School of Social Work Department to discuss children's needs when grieving. Sarah will share with you what she has learned about children's grief from working with this population for ten years in a hospice setting. Grief is not one size fits all, and often children are the best teachers on how to manage this difficult stage. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link.

Your Child's Learning Environment: How to maintain positive relationships in challenging situations
Date: April 27, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Place: University Union UUW325

Presenter: Beth Kurkoski, Training Specialist with the Parent Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with experience as a Parent Mentor Advocate through the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC).

Advocating for your child is a critical and important component of parenting. It can encompass many settings and take on many different challenges. The quality of our relationships that serve in our child's learning environment are determined by how we interact and address our child's needs. This presentation will include techniques for establishing and maintaining collaboration between families and schools. In addition to understanding and overcoming barriers that interfere with effective communication. Beth Kurkoski who serves as a Training Specialist with the Parent Technical Assistance Center and who has served as a Parent Mentor Advocate will highlight effective communication strategies and discuss the services that are available to parents in the community. Please register at http://uctd.binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link.

May 2016-
LGBTQ Youth: Identity Center of Binghamton Presentation
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Place: University Union UUW325
Presenter: Staff from the Identity Center
The Identity Youth Center staff will facilitate a discussion on the importance of support systems for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The conversation will include a brief overview of sexual orientation and gender identities, information on Identity Youth Center's services and suggested resources in the Southern Tier for LGBTQ individuals and their families. Please register at http://uctd. Binghamton.edu by clicking the "register for workshops" link.

Last Updated: 7/8/16