Raising Workplace Awareness About ACEs | Adverse Childhood Experiences

I first learned of the CDC-Kaiser Permanent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, “one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being,” in 2009. I was shocked to learn the original study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente San Diego from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection. Over 17,000 Kaiser members participated by […]

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Secondhand Drinking Prevention Program – ASAP | Army Substance Abuse Program Training

On September 6, 2017, soldiers, civilians, DEA officials, Military Police officers, behavioral health specialists (domestic violence prevention, suicide prevention) and others gathered for my presentation, “Raising Awareness About Secondhand Drinking…the Other Side of Alcohol Misuse to Support the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign.” Organized by Sonya James, Ft. Irwin’s EAP Program Coordinator and sponsored by […]

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Excessive Alcohol Use Kills 241 Americans Daily | What Can Employers Do About It?

Binge drinking or heavy drinking are considered excessive alcohol use and led to the deaths of approximately 241 Americans per day from 2006 – 2010. (Source: CDC>Excessive Drinking, accessed 8/11/17). That’s 88,000 Americans per year. Employers have a unique opportunity to change this and an important reason for doing so. According to the Center for […]

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EAPs Raising Employee Awareness About Screening for ACEs

EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs) offer a unique opportunity to include resources that can help employees screen for ACEs. Why might this be important? As I wrote in my post, Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences | ACEs Can be Good for Business, employees experiencing ACE’s-related toxic stress impacts can impose staggering costs to the workplace related to […]

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Alcohol Misuse | Secondhand Drinking Prevention – Raising Employee Awareness

Given secondhand drinking affects 90 million Americans and alcohol misuse is its primary cause, raising employee awareness about both can change an employee’s health and life. To this end, I created an online educational video employers can share with their employees, who in turn can share it with their families. What makes this video different […]

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Helping Employees Find the Words to Talk About a Drinking Problem

Given 90 million Americans are affected by secondhand drinking (up to 40% of a workforce), helping employees find the words to talk with a loved one or friend about their drinking can improve an employee’s quality of life and a company or agency’s bottom line. To this end, I am sharing the following to pass […]

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