Looking Ahead – October 2023

Latinx/Hispanic Communities and Mental Health

Live Webinar – Tuesday October 3rd 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with CFS Counseling Program Clinicians on Hispanic identity and heritage, cultural mistrust, and ways to engage and uplift Hispanic clients in mental health settings. This webinar will be recorded. 

Public Loan Forgiveness: What everyone should know

Live Webinar – Thursday October 5th 12:00pm – 12:30pm 

Join us for this informative webinar on Public Loan Forgiveness. This webinar will be recorded. 

September 2023

Get to know your EAP

Live Webinar – Wednesday September 20th 9:00am – 9:20am 

Do you have general questions about your EAP benefits? Join us for a live Q&A. We will be on zoom for 20 minutes and will provide an overview of the most frequently asked questions about EAP. We will also be available to answer any general questions you may have.

We recommend watching this 3minute C&FS EAP Quick Start Guide prior to this event. 

Suicide Prevention: What everyone should know

September is Suicide Awareness month, a time when we come together to raise awareness, provide support, and promote conversation about mental health. Your well-being is important to us, and you are not alone. Let us stand together this September and beyond, to foster a culture of care and understanding in the workplace, home, and throughout the community. We invite you to join us in our efforts to break the stigma, raise awareness, and ultimately, save lives.  

Live Webinar – Thursday September 28th 12:00pm – 12:30 pm

Join us for this informative and important webinar with Celia Spacone, Ph.D., Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County. This webinar aims to raise awareness about the sensitive and vital topic of suicide prevention. This webinar will be recorded.

In Case You Missed It – August 2023

Wellness Starts with You: Tools to support your Journey

Recording: Wellness Starts with You: Tools to Support Your Journey

Financial Wellness: Take control of your financial future

Recording: Digital Financial Planning & Financial Wellness – Savology

In Case You Missed it – July 2023

Empowering BIPOC Youth: Why is early intervention important?

Recording: Empowering BIPOC Youth

The Summer Wellness Series

Summer 2023 brings us an opportunity to renew and recharge.  This summer C&FS EAP wants to share tools with you to support your wellness journey.  We have joined together with Lidia Snyder, LMSW, RYT, TCTSY-F, a licensed social worker and a trauma informed yoga instructor, to develop a guided wellness journey, exclusively for C&FS EAP members. Journey through the 8 domains of health and wellness with C&FS EAP and Lidia Snyder, each Wednesday from July 12th through August 18th. Each week you will receive an email with activities, information, and a brief mindfulness exercise. See the attached printable pdf or download here: Summer Wellness Series.

Click here to learn more and join the Summer Wellness Series

In Case You Missed It – June 2023

Complimentary Webinar: Grief in the Workplace

Recording: Grief in the Workplace

In Case You Missed It – May 2023

Mental Health Awareness 

May was Mental Health Awareness Month and a good time to reinforce our awareness of mental health issues, along with becoming more familiar with resources available for help. On our website you will find various self-inventory assessments, that can help bring more understanding to our own mental health. In addition, C&FS EAP hosted individual Mental Health Check In’s, where members were able to schedule a session to evaluate how they have been impacted by the experiences of the past year and identify strengths and areas of growth.

May was also the first anniversary of the May 14th racially motivated mass shooting at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue. During this month C&FS EAP will remember the ten lives lost and the adverse impact on members in this community. We would also like to reflect on the increased discussion and attention to advancing equity in the workplace and the community. And finally, we renew our commitment to advocating for inclusion, and challenging the hate that motivated this attack.

Creating a wellness focused workplace requires effort from all of us.  Consider a small step you can take this month to:

  • Remember that this anniversary will impact us all in different ways and we will all need to take care of ourselves differently. It is impossible for us to know what other people have experienced or are experiencing.
  • Reflect on how this anniversary impacts us and how we can support ourselves and those around us.
  • Renew our commitment to creating space for the people around us, listening, and being aware that we may not know the full impact events in the past year have had on others.

We remember. We reflect. We renew our commitment to the work ahead.

In Case You Missed It – April 2023

Supervisors’ Training 

Recording: Supervisory Orientation Presentation 

In Case You Missed It – February 2023

Celebrating Black History Month

Recording:  Resistance is Necessary: How Black Resistance Benefits Everyone (Part 1)

In Case You Missed It – January 2023

Winter Wellness Email Challenge

Click here to learn more about what activities were covered during our 8-week Winter Wellness Challenge.

Substance Abuse: What Everyone Needs to Know

Recording: Click here to watch the 30-minute recording of January’s complimentary webinar.

In Case You Missed It – December 2022

Complimentary Webinar

Recording: Money and the Holidays

In Case You Missed It – November 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Self Care During Stressful Times

Recording: Self Care During Stressful Times

In Case You Missed It – October 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Discussing Domestic Violence

Recording: Discussing Domestic Violence with Survivor Linda Dynel

In Case You Missed It – September 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Healthy Relationships and Mental Health

Recording: Healthy Relationships and Mental Health with Rana Ryan

In Case You Missed It – August 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Emergency Management Planning

Recording: Emergency Management Plan Basics

In Case You Missed It – July 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Breath and Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Recording: Breath-and-mindfulness-for-stress-reduction .

In Case You Missed it – June 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Leading Responsibly in the Aftermath of Trauma

Recording: Leading Responsibly in the Aftermath of Trauma | Child & Family Services (

In Case You Missed It – May 2022

Complimentary Webinar: A Conversation about Trauma and Recovery

Recording: A Conversation About Trauma & Recovery with Rana Ryan

In Case You Missed It – April 2022

Complimentary Webinar: Supporting the Mental Health of Children

Recording: Supporting the Mental Health of Children: What to look for and how to respond

In Case You Missed It – March 2022

Complimentary Webinar: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

Recording: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence: At work and home