Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are employee benefit programs offered by some but not all school districts. EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. EAPs generally include assessment, short-term counseling and referral services for employees and their household members. It is important to note that all contact and use of EAPs by employees are strictly confidential and benefits differ from plan to plan. If you are not sure your employer has an EAP, check with NYSUT Social Services which maintains a listing of known EAP's servicing various locals.