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EAP Resources for staff

Stress management


Health and wellbeing
Our Daily Stress: Making good food choices
  - Tools and practical nutritional information to increase your energy level and help manage stress
Live Your Life Well
  - An education website from Mental Health America that includes self-assessments, "10 Tools to Live Your Life Well", newsletters and more
NIH Wellness and Lifestyle
  - Health information on a variety of wellness and lifestyle topics including Exercise and Fitness, Mental and Emotional Health, Nutrition and more
Washington Wellness
  - Resources for making healthy lifestyle choices. Includes a Health Assessment
NIH Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  - Research-based information on complementary and alternative medicine health care systems, practices and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine
What is Depression?
  - An American Psychiatric Association fact sheet
Mayo Clinic  /  Mental Health America  /  Screening for Mental Health
  - Depression screening self assessments
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  - A report of depression among U.S. adults indicates that major depression is a common and treatable mental health disorder
Resiliency
www.resiliency.com
  - Developed by author and trainer Nan Henderson, this website includes a Resiliency Quiz and links to free articles and resources
www.resiliencycenter.com/
  - Take a resiliency quiz, read stories about people overcoming life's challenges, find articles on a range of topics written by Al Siebert, author of The Resiliency Advantage
Resiliency: The Attribute of Stress Resistent People
  - A presentation developed by Stony Brook University EAP
Meditation / Mindfulness
Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
  - A YouTube video recording of an introduction to mindfulness workshop at Google
The Mindfulness Solution - Everyday practices for everyday problems
  - Downloadable meditations
Books:
  • Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield
  • Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness by Sharon Salzberg
  • Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
       
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Alcohol and Other Drugs


Community and Online Resources
Alcohol & Drug Hotline  (206)722-3700
 - 24/7 Treatment Referral Line. Resources for your own, or someone else's alcohol or drug use.
Rethinking Drinking - Alcohol and your health
 - A National Institutes of Health interactive website with information about how much is too much, strategies for cutting back, resources, tools and a Q&A

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Financial concerns


Community Resources
School Employee Credit Union of Washington
 - As part of member benefits, SECUWA has contracted with Balance, a respected financial-education organization, to provide free, confidential financial counseling to SECUWA members.
Financial Empowerment Network - Seattle/King County
 - An organization of public, private, and non-profit agencies dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals.  Look for their online tools and learn more about their programs on their website.
Homerownership information and resources - Washington State
 - Assistance for Washington State homeowners and buyers through all aspects of homeownership, including: buying a home; refinancing; avoiding scams; foreclosure assistance.
 - To talk to a counselor, call 1-877-894-4663
Washington State Housing Finance Commission - WSHFC
 - Free homebuyer education seminars / Homeowners Resource Center / Housing Counseling and Service Provider Network / Emergency Assistance for Renters
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
 - Financial literacy training programs including an all-day Housing Education workshop every third Saturday.  For more information or to register for a workshop, call 1-800-368-1455.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
 - A national non-profit organization providing financial counseling and educational services with local affiliated agencies. Use their extensive online resources or find an agency in your area. This website includes: Consumer Tools offering Financial Self-Assessment Check-Up, Podcasts, Blogs, Calculators, Budget worksheets and more; Consumer Tips offering educational information regarding savings, spending, credit, housing, debt, consumer protection and more.
CareConnectUSA
 - Federal Financial Relief Hotlines

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Legal assistance


Consultation with an attorney
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics
 - Individual meetings with volunteer attorneys for up to 30 minutes of free legal advice and consultation, primarily civil issues.
WEA Legal Referral Program
 - For SEA Members ONLY.  Two free 30-minute consultations per work year (September 1 - August 31) to determine your legal needs; some discounts apply if subsequent services are required.
Local 609 Legal Referral Program - 1-888-993-8886
 - For Local 609 Members ONLY. Free initial consultation and document review; 30% discount on legal fees.
King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
 - Referrals to attorneys in many areas of law or to relevant agencies. If your inquiry involves a personal injury case, a workers compensation case, or an appeal of a Social Security or Disability denial, your first consultation with an attorney is free. For other matters, the first half-hour consulation is $35.
Community resources / Consumer information
Northwest Justice Project
 - Free legal resources, legal information and self-help materials for civil legal problems in Washington State
Legal Voice (formerly Northwest Women's Law Center)
 - Legal information and referral hotline - 206-621-7691 - provides information about your legal rights in Washington State. Free legal self-help publications on a number of issues including Family Law, Violence Against Women, Consumer and Debt, LGBT and more.
Washington State Bar Association Consumer Information Pamphlets
 - A series of consumer information pamphlets on various legal topics including: Alternatives to Court, Lawyers: What you need to know, Dissolution of Marriage, Elder Law, Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant, and more.
Family Law / Divorce resources
King County Family Law Facilitators Program
 - Provides information and referrals to family law litigants who are not represented by attorneys. Provides helpful resources including Divorce Roadmap: A presentation on filing for divorce; downloadable family law forms and instructions; and a class on non-parental navigation. Locations in Seattle and Kent.

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