Events

September 2022

Welcome to September of 2022. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. We want to take this opportunity to remind you that there is a new, dedicated nation mental health hotline.  988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to trained crisis support professionals and is now active across the United States. This is easy to remember and people who call, text or chat 988 will be contacted immediately for support when they need it.  C&FS EAP also has 24/7 support available by calling 716-681-4300.  EAP staff will provide follow-up and services to all callers using this line.

Additional resources:

One page flyer: The Warning Signs of Suicide

Brief video released by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County, Language Matters! How to Talk About Suicide.

Please encourage members to visit the website and call us at 716-681-4300 for information about the benefits of our programs and to complete a request for services form if they are interested in taking advantage of any services. We are available to offer support 24/7.

 

Live Webinars

C&FS Employee Assistance Program Q&A 

Tuesday September 20th at 12pm-12:20pm

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 provide an overview of the most frequently asked questions about EAP. We recommend watching this C&FS EAP Orientation video prior to this event.

Register for: C&FS Employee Assistance Program Q&A

Healthy Relationships and Mental Health with Rana Ryan

Thursday September 22nd at 12-12:30pm

C&FS EAP will be joined by Rana Ryan, LCSW, MBA, MPA. Rana Ryan is a certified licensed psychotherapist practicing independently in WNY and NYC. Rana Ryan is a Certified Anger Management Facilitator; she is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Rana Ryan specializes in helping people build relationships with love, self-reflection, effective communication, and honesty.

In this presentation she will focus on obtaining, sustaining, and maintaining healthy relationships, to promote positive mental health. Just as your physical health needs ongoing care, your mental health also requires regular attention too. When we nurture our mental health, we handle stress more effectively, recover from setbacks more quickly, sleep better, and physically heal more quickly. Healthy relationships are a key component to a healthier, happier existence.

This presentation will be recorded.

Register for Healthy Relationships and Mental Health

General EAP Supervisory Training

Tuesday September 28th at 12-12:30pm

EAP provides comprehensive support to those in management roles, by providing consultation on supervisory issues, performance problems and all kinds of management situations one might not be sure how to handle. This one-hour training offers strategies and practical information about using EAP services as a tool to more effectively manage people.

Who Should Attend: Those in a supervisory role who are committed to promoting a workplace culture of safety and respect.

Register for the General EAP Supervisory Training

 

In Case You Missed It August 2022:

Take a look at last month’s complimentary webinar:

Emergency Management Plan Basics

Handout:

Emergency Management Planning: The Basics

In Case You Missed It July 2022:

Last month, C&FS EAP hosted a webinar, “Breath and Mindfulness for Stress Reduction”.  View the full recording here: Breath-and-mindfulness-for-stress-reduction .

For more information on the presenter, Monica Zucco, please visit her website: Yoga for EveryBody

Webinar handouts:

Breath and Mindfulness for Stress Management by Monica Zucco

Additional Stress Reducing techniques

In Case You Missed It June 2022:

Last month, C&FS EAP hosted Leading Responsibly in the Aftermath of Trauma. You can click here to view the recording of this important conversation. 

Handouts: 

Trauma-Informed-Language-Tip-Sheets-Workplace   

In Case You Missed it in June 2022:

Webinar: Leading Responsibly in the Aftermath of Trauma

We appreciate your time and trust during this challenging time.  We are including a link to the webinar recording and additional handouts.

Video Recording:

Leading Responsibly in the Aftermath of Trauma | Child & Family Services (cfsbny.org)

Handouts:

Trauma-Informed-Language-Tip-Sheets-Workplace  

 

In Case You Missed It in May 2022:

Last month, C&FS EAP hosted A Conversation About Trauma & Recovery with Rana Ryan. You can click here to view the recording of this important conversation.

Quick reference guides:

Response for Educators | Child & Family Services

Psychological First Aid | Child & Family Services

Leadership in the aftermath of mass violence | Child & Family Services

Helping your children in the aftermath of collective trauma | Child & Family Services

Please continue to visit and share our dedicated webpage with additional resources for you to view and detailing the C&FS EAP  response to the mass shooting here in Buffalo.  If you or any member is in need of support, we are here to help.  Our support line is open 24/7, please call 716-681-4300.

 

In Case You Missed It in April 2022:

Take a look at last month’s complimentary webinar:

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

And here you will find the resources provided:

  • Click here to learn more about how you can support children with mental health concerns and what resources are available.
  • Click here to learn more about the services available through Say Yes Buffalo.
  • Click here to learn more about a new program that will be available through Child & Family Services for at risk youth.
  • Click here to learn more about Conflict Coaching available for parents and high-risk youth through the Center for Resolution and Justice.

 

In Case You Missed this in March 2022:

Take a look at last month’s complimentary webinar:

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence: At work and home

And here you will find the resources provided:

  • Click here to read more about Emotional Agility and the work of Dr. Susan David.
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Marc Brackett’s work on emotions in the workplace.
  • Click here for a one-page overview exploring the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace.