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Legal Preparedness for Families (October 2015)

Do you have your financial and legal documents in order? Don’t be unprepared.

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Tags: FASAP, WLE

Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment (October 2015)

As older adults confront long term care costs and the ever-changing Medicare and prescription drug plans, they often feel confused and overwhelmed.

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Support Services are available for Johns Hopkins Employees (June 2015)

As we continue the healing process in Baltimore City, it is important that we consider ways in which we can support one another. More...

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Managing Cancer at Work— New Resources! (May 2015)

At least one in three adults in the U.S. will develop cancer which means that employees may face a cancer diagnosis or care for a loved one with cancer while continuing to work. Join Marie Borsellino, Oncology Nurse Navigator, and Lillie Schockney, University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast Cancer, to learn about a new benefit offered at no cost to Johns Hopkins employees. More...

Tags: Managing Cancer, FASAP

Reset & Restore (May 2015)

Are you sitting at your desk hunched over for hours? You know you need to get up and move, but how? Rebecca Spain, Training with SPAIN, fitness coach, CPT, will share exercises to reset and restore during the workday through proper breathing and posture exercises. More...

Tags: Fitness, FASAP

Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Depression and Suicide (April 2015)

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) is helping organize an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” campus walk to raise awareness and money for depression and suicide prevention.

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Maintaining a Drug-Free Environment (December 2014)

Each year, the university is required by federal regulations to share with faculty, staff, and students information on maintaining a work environment free from alcohol and substance abuse. More...

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Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) Can Help Strengthen Your Heart (March 2014)

Anger, depression, and stress—especially chronic stress—can lead to high blood pressure, arterial damage, irregular heart rhythms and a weakened immune system. Do you struggle with unmanaged stress, anxiety, anger, or other emotions? Do you feel unable to make changes that will improve the emotional health of your heart? Are you concerned about the emotional health of a loved one? Consider contacting the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) at 443-997-7000. More...

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Partner Violence Isn’t Just a Domestic Issue (December 2013)

If you or someone you know is in a controlling or violent relationship, Johns Hopkins can help. For personal support, contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 443-997-7000 for a free and confidential appointment with a professional counselor. If you have concerns about partner violence in the workplace, contact Safe at Hopkins at safeathopkins@jhmi.edu. The Workplace Risk Assessment program manager is happy to discuss your concerns and help determine if there is a safety risk. More...

Tags: FASAP, Risk Assessment, Safe at Hopkins

New Workshop: Understanding Trauma and Helping Children Exposed to Violence (November 2013)

Need guidance on speaking with your children about tragic events such as school shootings and kidnappings? Unfortunately, kids are exposed to violence in the media. Trauma can occur in a variety of forms and has a wide spectrum of consequences depending on a number of factors to which children may be susceptible. In this workshop, representatives from the Family Tree will help us explore what constitutes trauma, examine the impact of trauma on children, and identify strategies for helping them process traumatic events. More...

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Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday, May 4 (May 2013)

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) is helping organize an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) “Out of the Darkness” campus walk to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention. Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate by walking and/or raising funds. “This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and visibility while also targeting prevention,” says Dawn Shafer, JHSAP program manager. The 3+ mile walk will start at the School of Nursing on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. We need volunteers to get the word out, to help on the day of the walk and, of course, to WALK! To register, go to http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2354. Please contact Dawn Shafer, for more information: dshafer3@jhmi.edu or 443-997-7000.

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Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) Can Help Strengthen Your Heart (March 2013)

February is American Heart Health Month - 28 days dedicated to increasing awareness and reducing personal risk. Anger, depression, and stress - especially chronic stress - can lead to high blood pressure, arterial damage, irregular heart rhythms and a weakened immune system. Do you struggle with unmanaged stress, anxiety, anger, or other emotions? Do you feel unable to make changes that will improve the emotional health of your heart? Are you concerned about the emotional health of a loved one? Consider contacting the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) at 443-997-7000. FASAP is a free, confidential referral service for you and your family - a benefit for faculty, staff, and employees of the Johns Hopkins Institutions. Immediate openings are available in the schedule. More...

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Awareness + Action = Prevention (May 2012)

The Alliance Against Workplace Violence established April as National Workplace Violence Awareness Month. In acknowledgement, the Risk Assessment Team provides a tip sheet for faculty, staff, employees, residents and students about what to look for, what to do, and who to contact. To download the tip sheet, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/docs/pdfs/Workplace_Violence_Tip_Sheet.pdf. More...

Tags: FASAP, Risk Management