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How EAP Can Help...

Raising responsible, independent children is a challenge for parents. Your Employee Assistance Program can help you develop positive relationships with your children and keep the lines of communication open with them, whether they are toddlers or teens, or somewhere in between. Your local EAP Coordinator can provide you with information and support for the most common parenting problems, from the arrival of a new baby to starting school to resisting peer pressure.

Your local EAP Coordinator is also trained to help you with more serious issues such as when your child appears anxious or depressed, has difficulty coping with divorce or exhibits symptoms of substance abuse or an eating disorder. Your EAP Coordinator will meet with you personally to assess your individual needs and, if necessary, will confidentially assist you in getting help.


How NYS-Balance Can Help…

This confidential resource and referral service is designed to save executive branch employees time and help them better balance work and life. State employees and their families can email or call a NYS-Balance consultant for help with a wide variety of issues including budgeting, home repair, finding child care or a summer camp, health and wellness, elder care issues, retirement planning, college preparation, parenting strategies, and more. In addition, the NYS-Balance website provides an abundance of useful resources, articles, links, and interactive tools. NYS-Balance consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to employees or their families. Visit the comprehensive website at: www.nysbalance.ny.gov or call to speak with a consultant at: 1-866-320-4760. If you need the username and password for the NYS–Balance website, please email us at worklife@goer.ny.gov or contact your EAP coordinator or human resources office.


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