Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) facilitates the support given to employees regarding their apprehensions which influence their job performance and wellbeing. The services being usually offered focus on counseling and referrals. The first EAPs began in the 1930s and they generally centered on employees’ drinking problems. In addition to giving assistance concerning various stressors, these programs have also recently given more focus on providing debriefing services in response to emergencies such as calamities and terrorist attacks.

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