Higher Education EAP

Higher Ed EAP is designed specifically for educators. We offer twice the number of solutions for personal problems and a targeted menu of benefits and resources addressing the unique professional issues they face. Our Peak Performance Benefits are redefining the EAP. We start with all the traditional EAP counseling services designed to address significant life problems and we add Work/Life benefits to address the everyday problems involved in juggling work and family. But that’s not all. We go one step further to deliver benefits designed to enhance quality of life not just for your employees and their family members, but for managers and supervisors, too. And we help all employees to achieve their Peak Performance best through training, coaching and wellness. Check the topics below to learn more.

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Professional
Benefits

  • Classroom Management & Teaching Resources
  • Social Media for Higher Ed
  • Campus Issues: Risk Management & Prevention
  • Student Problems & Issues
  • Grants, Fellowships & Awards
  • Tech Tools For Higher Ed
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We’ve identified some of the common challenges and opportunities in classroom management – from establishing expectations and setting boundaries to dealing with problem conduct and difficult issues. You’ll find resources and links on bullying, violence, teen suicide, and other issues that you and your students face in the classroom.

Below is a list of the topics we cover:

  • Classroom Management
  • Maintaining Discipline & Handling Behavior Problems
  • Challenges & Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Bullies & Bullying
  • Keeping Schools Safe
  • Managing Crises

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Social media is the new town hall, where teachers are sharing with other teachers and engaging with students. This Center offers links to educationally-oriented tools for networking, photo-sharing, bookmarking, and blogging, along with handy collaborative tools.

Below is a list of the topics we cover:

  • Social Networks
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Photo and Video Sharing
  • Collaborative Sites & Tools
  • Blogging Platforms
  • Web-based RSS Feed-Readers
  • Video & Voice Calls
  • Recommended Blogs & Sites for Higher Ed
  • Higher Ed Guides, Resources,
  • Articles & Videos

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Faculty, administrators, support staff and campus police are all dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy climate for learning, but in any community, problems can and do occur. We’ve identified a range of potential problem areas, particularly some that are unique to student communities, and offer prevention and response resources to help your staff in managing risk.

  • Student Binge Drinking & Substance Abuse
  • Student Depression, Mental Health Issues & Suicide Prevention
  • Hazing, Initiation Rites & Bullying
  • Violence & Sexual Violence Prevention
  • The Clery Act
  • Campus Security Issues
  • Emergency Notification Systems
  • Risk & Crisis Management
  • Membership Organizations

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Attending a college or university is often a young person’s first real break from the home environment. This can be a very stressful life transition, coupled with academic pressures, establishing a new social network, and the ongoing challenges inherent in the late teen/early adult years. Faculty, administrators and other support staff need to be attuned to and aware of mental health issues that students may face, and prepared to intervene and offer help. We’ve compiled resources for some of the most common student problems and issues.

  • Student Binge Drinking & Substance Abuse
  • Student Depression and Mental Health Issues
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Hazing, Initiation Rites & Bullying
  • Violence & Sexual Violence Prevention

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Securing funding, grants, and financial assistance is always a challenge for faculty and administrators, but made even more challenging – and more imperative – by the difficult economic times. We offer a range of resources designed to help your faculty, graduate and post-doctoral students and administrators in securing financial assistance.

  • Funding Databases
  • Free Resources
  • Federal Sources
  • Subscription Sources
  • Grantwriting Tips, Advice & Guides
  • Fellowships for Graduate and Postdoctoral Students
  • Fellowships for Academic Work outside the U.S.
  • Facts & Figures

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Emerging technologies and Web resources offer a wealth of opportunities for educators and students alike. We serve up a broad array of Web-based resources to bolster productivity.

  • Research, Reference, and Citation Tools
  • Free or Open Source Photoshop Alternatives
  • Version Control Management
  • Productivity Suites
  • Search Tools
  • Writing, note taking & word processing
  • Reading, bookmarking, feed-readers
  • Collaboration
  • Course Management and Learning Environments
  • Academic Sites & Blogs

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Our Clients

Mestek, Inc.

“Our employees at Mestek have been so pleased with the offerings ESI provides. From administrative referrals to their online trainings, we find our level of participation with all the services available is above average, and especially when employees face serious life issues.

I have and will continue to recommend ESI as a premier provider of programs for all employee populations.”

Joanne Berwald, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mestek, Inc.

Illinois Wesleyan University

“We have worked with ESI for over 10 years and developed a great working relationship. Our employees appreciate the many resources available to them to navigate personal issues. Supervisors utilize the professional training courses offered.

We have found the administrative referral process very valuable for both employees and supervisors. When working through an administrative referral ESI staff is responsive, supportive, knowledgeable and keeps the HR staff informed throughout the process.”

Londa Dunlap, Assistant Director of Human Resources
Illinois Wesleyan University

Company Confidential

“I have been in Human Resources management for over thirty (30) years. I am so pleased to have partnered with ESI HealthCare EAP to be able to offer the most professional and comprehensive employee assistance program to our staff. This company and the service they consistently provide are unmatched in the industry. ESI is the best – there simply is no comparison.”

Ginger Frasca, Director of Human Resources
Company Confidential

Signet Electronic Systems, Inc.

“ESI has been the Employee Assistance provider for SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc. for the past 10 years. Our employees have come to trust and rely on ESI to deliver quality care and resources in a confidential and professional manner. Each year we have seen our utilization rate continue to climb, to a rate of almost 43% last year. Like all companies, some of our employees will face difficult problems or circumstances in the coming year and not know where to turn. We recommend ESI to our team members without hesitation, knowing they can find assistance 24/7/365, whatever the issue .”

Signet Electronic Systems, Inc.

Town of Burlington, MA

“I am proud to consider ESI Employee Assistance Group an extension of my Human Resources department. With the diverse nature of employees within a municipal environment, ESI demonstrates a deep understanding of the work that we perform as well as a genuine care for our employees’ needs both personally and professionally. The suite of services that ESI provides is second to none, and available to employees in the format that they are most comfortable with – online, over the phone, or face to face. I regularly advise our employees that whenever they come across an issue – large or small – that they need to address and don’t know where to start, they can’t go wrong with their first step being a phone call or online visit to ESI.”

Town of Burlington, MA

Income Research + Management

“We’ve developed a great partnership with ESI Employee Assistance Group over the years. They’re extremely responsive, always willing to go the extra mile and have rolled out several recent benefits that are well-received by our employees, including college tuition discounts and free personal and professional coaching. I would recommend them to anyone, especially those looking for a more personal EAP program.”

Income Research + Management

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

“Here at MassTech, we recently switched our Employee Assistance Program over to ESI Employee Assistance Group, and we could not be more pleased. One of the things we value most about ESI is how proactive they are with our employees. Employees appreciate getting emails updating them on all that ESI has to offer.

Thank you for always being there when we have questions or need support. We look very forward to continuing our relationship with ESI!”

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Unitarian Universalist Association

“ESI Employee Assistance Group provides a superb and thorough set of counseling, financial, training, legal, wellness, and other services that our staff have come to rely on and trust. We continue to work with ESI year after year and trust that our staff are well cared for.”

Unitarian Universalist Association

Hallkeen Management, Inc.

“Thank you for providing helpful assistance to our employees.  ESI has been such a great resource for our employees, thanks for all you do!”

Hallkeen Management, Inc.

Summit Federal Credit Union

“The Summit Federal Credit Union has worked with ESI since 1984 and I am extremely impressed with the level of support, responsiveness, expertise and overall service provided to the credit union and to our employees. With their guidance and partnership, we have successfully implemented, or plan to implement, solutions that will continue to make a positive impact on our organizational culture. ESI is extremely easy for our employees to work with, too. The staff at ESI is caring and compassionate. They have always handled employee situations on a priority basis and in a highly confidential manner. I am very pleased to be working with ESI. ”

Summit Federal Credit Union

Central MA Collaborative

“Since joining ESI in 2009 the Central MA Collaborative employees have found invaluable resources and training to help deal with work and life challenges. The EAP has helped us establish a successful program allowing our staff to find assistance to both administrative and personal issues. We have been pleasantly surprised to find such prompt response to issues at any time day or night.”

Central MA Collaborative

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES

“ESI has always responded to the needs of the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES in a prompt and professional manner. The employee assistance program has been an asset to our management personnel in dealing with sensitive employee issues that impact work performance. It also has been a vital resource to our employees when they needed a place to turn for assistance with a wide range of personal difficulties.”

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