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  • 'Imagine...' theme inspires EAPA Conference presenters
  • The trauma of working for an airline during a disaster
  • Duke University study shows why some people are more vulnerable to stress
  • Hybrid therapy may be more effective than traditional CBT
  • Research: Autism can be overcome by a small percentage of children
  • Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers
  • Work can be stressful, but is unemployment worse?
  • Bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse passes in House with
    bipartisan support
  • How to manage dyslexia in the workplace
  • Work in an office with no windows? It could cost you 46 minutes of sleep a night

  • 'Imagine...' theme inspires EAPA Conference presenters
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Drawing on this year's Walt Disney World® location for inspiration, the 2014 World EAP Conference program planning panel selected "Imagine..." as the theme for conference presentations. Presenters were urged to think outside the box and they ran with the opportunity. Attendees will be able to chose among 49 innovative and cutting edge breakout sessions, from an "Idea Generation Workshop: Re-Imagining EAPS for the Future!" to "Imagine One of the Worst Days in the Life of a Client Company: Are You Ready to Help?" to "Imagine a Workplace Without Rules." Other sessions will explore such leading edge issues as the implications of legal marijuana for EAP work and potential roles for EAPs in addressing employee fatigue, pain, and other areas of growing concern. Keep up with the fast moving EAP world! Register before the Aug. 15 Early Bird Deadline!
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    The trauma of working for an airline during a disaster
    The Atlantic
    For flight attendants, whose job it is to take to the skies several times a week or even multiple times a day, the aftermath of a tragedy like last the recent crash in Ukraine can be excruciating. And, in the case of MH17, says Jeffrey M. Lating, a professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland who studied how flight attendants coped following 9/11, the particulars of the crash — the second in one year for the same airline, and the result of human action — may make it all the more difficult.
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    Duke University study shows why some people are more vulnerable to stress
    Psych Central
    A new study may explain why some people are more vulnerable to stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders. Researchers at Duke University have discovered that the addition of a chemical mark atop a gene known for its involvement in clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder can affect the way a person's brain responds to threats.
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    Hybrid therapy may be more effective than traditional CBT
    Reuters
    Using virtual reality to add "real world" challenges to psychotherapy sessions may enhance the treatment's effect for people learning to cope with workplace stress, according to a small study from Italy. Researchers say the hybrid therapy known as "interreality" was more effective than traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, which is currently considered the gold standard for more serious anxiety or post traumatic stress disorders.
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    Research: Autism can be overcome by a small percentage of children
    The New York Times
    In the last 18 months, two research groups have released rigorous, systematic studies, providing the best evidence yet that in fact a small but reliable subset of children really do overcome autism.
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    Traumatic childhood events more common among military volunteers
    Reuters
    People who served in the military tend to have experienced more traumatic childhood events, such as being abused or living with an alcohol-dependant parent, than people who are not veterans, according to a new study. In particular, men who volunteered for the military were more than twice as likely as men without military experience to report at least one adverse event in childhood.
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    Work can be stressful, but is unemployment worse?
    KTVU-TV
    VideoBriefWork can be a stressful place — there's even a name for it, occupational stress. And a new study finds, depending on where you work, being on the job can be detrimental to your health. According to the study, published recently, there are a lot of factors to consider. Things like job stress, exposure to air pollution like dust and secondhand smoke, noise — all raise your risk of heart attack and stroke.
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    Bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse passes in House with
    bipartisan support

    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
    A measure designed to reduce prescription drug abuse passed in the House with bipartisan support, according to The Hill. The bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act, changing the definition of "imminent danger to the public health or safety" so that it would apply to drugs that pose present or foreseeable health risks, the article notes.
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    How to manage dyslexia in the workplace
    Personnel Today
    Dyslexic employees face particular challenges and often experience work-related stress. Nancy Doyle, a psychologist looks at effective workplace adjustments to support staff with the condition.
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    Work in an office with no windows? It could cost you 46 minutes of sleep a night
    The Daily Mail
    Forget milky drinks, hot water bottles or curling up with a good book — the real secret to a good night's sleep may be where you sit at work. New research shows office staff who sit near a window get up to 46 minutes more sleep a night than those stuck in windowless rooms, or with little exposure to daylight. The research also found they have less broken sleep and a better quality of life than employees deprived of daylight.
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