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​Kentucky Employee Assistance Program Webinars


Below are the webinars that will be sponsored by the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP).  They are open to all state employees.  Contact your training coordinator to register.  View the training calendar for scheduled classes.

If you are signing up for one of our webinars and need accommodations, or would like webinar handouts in an alternate format (Braille, large font) please contact our office at 800.445.5327 or email RebeccaM.Waddle@ky.gov.  If possible, please submit your request at least 3 weeks prior to the class.

  

Participants may receive 35 Go365 points for attending a KEAP webinar.  Learn how when you register.

  

​Anxiety Awareness 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Session will include information about the biological and cognitive causes of anxiety. Specific disorders will be reviewed in order to increase participant's understanding of symptoms and how they may impact their work performance. At the end, participants should have an increased awareness of possible treatments so that they can seek out appropriate services if they or their loved ones are suffering from debilitating anxiety.​


 

KEAP as a Management Tool 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Managers have the responsibility to address performance and behavior deficiencies early. Learn how to focus on the areas where you can make a difference for the employee and the agency. 


 

Building Resilience 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: When something goes wrong how well do you bounce back? When you have resilience, you harness inner strengths and rebound more quickly from a setback or challenge, whether it's a job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one. This workshop will explore techniques for developing a positive mood despite difficult circumstances. A review of brain science research will support the strategies that will be introduced. 


 

Credit Repair

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: The management of your credit has significant implication for the wellbeing of your financial status. Improving your credit is not easy or quick, but it can be done. This presentation examines the main points that need to be addressed and resources that will put you on track to a better credit score.


 

Depression Awareness 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Depressive symptoms can have a significant impact on relationships, family and work performance. Participants will be educated briefly on the biological causes of depression to better understand why it happens. This session will focus on problems with thinking that result in a negative view of the world. Different types of depression will be reviewed along with some ideas on how to appropriately cope with symptoms and how to recognize that it is time to seek out the services of a professional.


 

Depression Relapse Prevention (3 part series) 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Preventative measures in mental health are a necessary strategy, but no more so then with depression given the progression of the disease. We invite those with a history of depression to participate in a multi-session webinar discussing ​strategies aimed at reducing the risk of relapse. This webinar will incorporate three different installments over a six week period allowing for the elaboration of ideas and the opportunity to discuss specific issues over an extended length of time. Participants will be provided with techniques to practice at home so these experiences can be discussed during the following webinar. Signing up for this webinar indicates that you are willing to complete the assignments and engage in the conversation via chat message in order to get the most benefit from the experience. Techniques discussed will be drawn from traditional therapy approaches as well as some more innovative treatment methods, such as mindful awareness, which may add some new perspective to the way you handle your mood and view your life. After signing up for the webinar with your training liaison a prescreening interview will take place with the presenter. This interview will be short phone conversations to evaluate your needs and answer any questions you have about the series.

 

        Fundamentals of Personal Budgeting 

Length: 1.0 hour​

Description: Budgeting is the foundation for the development of a healthy financial future. This presentation examines different ways in which to create a budget that best suits you. It presents resources that may help you become more successful at maintaining a budget and discusses common difficulties that often plague us when we are attempting to reach our goals.


 

Happiness at Work - for employees 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Positive feelings lead to improved work performance and job satisfaction. Fortunately, there are things we can do, even in stressful times, to increase the happiness factor in our work. This program presents ten strategies that boost contentment and happiness on the job.


 

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts depression will be the second leading cause of disability world-wide by 2020. Connecting employees with supportive services is integral for symptom management and to inhibit the evolution of depression, or any other mental health diagnosis. Awareness and minimal involvement can have a significant and positive influence on a person’s life. This session will review the impacts mental health difficulties have in the workplace, the warning signs that would indicate the need for intervention and strategies to help connect that employee to the appropriate support. 


 

Mindfulness: Managing the Emotional Brain 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Emotional regulation is our ability to adapt to a given situation effectively, so that we experience minimal negative impact to our moods and limit behaviors that we might later regret. This is a skill we all strive for, but know is difficult to master. Mindfulness may play a big role in the acquisition of this ability as we see it get increasingly more attention by researchers and the popular press. This workshop is a basic introduction to mindfulness and will cover the possible wide ranging impact it has on stress management, chronic pain, improved brain functioning and mental health. 


 

Secondary Traumatic Stress 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: There are many professions within state government in which an essential part of the work includes listening to people tell stories about the mistreatment of others. Repeated exposure to stories of abuse, violence and death can put a person at risk for many negative symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other problems that can impact an individual’s ability to continue to function effectively at their job and in their personal life. This workshop will clarify the various conditions, terms and symptoms that have come out of the research examining those who are exposed to trauma second hand and will present a review of ways to address those issues. 


 

Time Management 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: This workshop will present common themes that appear throughout time management literature. Participants will be provided with different ideas on how to improve efficiency through specific organizational and planning methods. In addition, the presenter will illustrate why these techniques are useful by discussing the psychological processes involved that hinder or promote effective time management.


 

Training People How To Treat You 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Often in relationships, particularly with supervisors or co-workers, we feel powerless to address difficult situations. Many of us think there's nothing we can do to deal with tough work relationships. This workshop will look at specific steps to address difficult, one-on-one work-relationship situations. The goal is to develop skills to confront difficult work interactions in a non-destructive way. 


 

KEAP Verbal De-Escalation Skills 

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Sometimes employees feel frustrated or nervous when a customer becomes dissatisfied and upset. This workshop will present non-physical techniques that can prevent or diffuse a hostile situation. Having skills to respond in these situations may help you feel more confident when communicating under stress.​

 

 

Your Most Healthy Brain

Length: 1.0 hour

Description: Whether troubleshooting a setback at work or deciding how to respond to a tricky email — everything we do is a reflection of our brain's health. In this session we will explore what current research says about obtaining optimal brain fitness. Learn ways to improve decision making, creativity, memory and more.