Articles and Resources

Self-Assessments

 employees self assessment

Here are a few links for scientifically valid screening tools . The results may indicate that you need to seek further information and assessment from a professional. Please contact us if you are concerned about the results or would like further information.

Note: Please be advised that screening tools by themselves are not sufficient to tell whether or not a person has a serious problem. This is also not an exhaustive list of all the screening tools available. If the type of screening you are interested is not listed here, please contact us for further help in finding the appropriate screening tool or in-person assessment.

   

Articles

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Websites

 employees links

We have provided a variety of website links that our employees and employer groups have found helpful.

Please note that Employee Assistance of the Pacific is not responsible for the content of these external websites.

 

 

Addictive Behavior

National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • This national website contains excellent information for people struggling with drug abuse, as well as resources for their families and friends.

Families and Addiction

  • An ongoing dialogue with Hawaii counselor, Bob Brown, LCSW, about how family members can help themselves, the addicted person they care about and learn to use resources in their community.

OnLine Gamers Anonymous

  • A website for inviduals whose lives are disrupted by on-line games.

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • The official AA website

Narcotics Anonymous

  • Search for locations and times of Narcotics Anonymous meetings

The Science of Addiction

20 Secret Signs of Addiction

Suicidal Thoughts and Alcohol Abuse: Tackling Both Problems Head On

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

The Benefits of a Sober Summer and How to Achieve Them

7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts

National Association of Students Against Substance Abuse

  • Founded by drunk driving victims with the objective of creating a drug and alcohol free environment for students and society as a whole, and to help people, get back on the wagon.

Adoption

Child Welfare Information Gateway

  • This website contains extensive information for prospective adoptive parents, parents who have adopted, adopted people, and birth parents.

Aging and Retirement

Go4Life

  • Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential elements of Go4Life.

Caregivers and Elder Issues

C&C of Honolulu Senior Information and Assistance Handbook 2012 - 2014

  • From our kupuna and their caregivers to healthcare professionals,this directory has helped to provide them information to hundreds of public and private community organizations. It has a wealth of resources at your fingertips — from assisting with food and housing to respite services

DECIDING "WHAT'S NEXT?": A Legal Handbook For Hawai`i's Older Persons, Families, and Other Caregivers

  • This handbook will guide you in a simplified way through several areas of legal concerns facing caregivers and the persons they care for. Baby Boomers are at the center of a new focus at the intersection of law, aging, and medicine. Many are caregivers for the first time and need to know about resources and support for their role as caregivers. Most importantly, they need to get a head start on planning ahead for themselves. By planning ahead and using the information contained in this handbook, you can help decide who cares for you when you need help.

Ho'okele Personal Health Planners

  • This local resource provides expert advice to individuals caring for loved ones of all ages with serious medical issues. Most employees with Employee Assistance of the Pacific benefits are eligible to consult with a Health Care Navigator at no additional cost. Ask your employer or EAP (597-8222) if you qualify.

Financial

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Hawai

  • We are an advisory service from whom consumers can obtain advice and counsel about the wise use of credit and about handling debt problems.

Hawaii HomeOwnership Center

  • The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center will provide education, information and support to create successful first-time homeowners in Hawai'i. The Hawaii HomeOwnership Center is also an HUD approved counseling agency that provides foreclosure prevention counseling at no charge.

Hawaiian Community Assets

  • HCA’s Community Services Specialists are certified to provide individualized counseling to assist individuals and families create a financial action plan to build savings, pay down debt and improve credit with the goal of securing and sustaining permanent, affordable housing.

DebtAdvice.org

  • Produced by the National Foundation For Credit Counseling

MoneyEd

  • MoneyEd is a web-based course that includes informational handouts to download and print, worksheets to complete on-line, and relevant website links to connect. It is right here, convenient and ready to use whenever you are.

Grief and Loss

Hawaii Bereavement Resources

Legal

Find Law

  • This comprehensive site has information on bankruptcy, accidents and injury, criminal law, estate planning, family law, small business, real estate, a listing of local lawyers, and more.

State of Hawaii Judiciary

  • This site contains information about Hawaii State courts and legal process and information on numerous topics such as divorce, small claims, landlord-tenant claims, traffic cases, protective orders, tips on going to court, forms, and more.

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii provides low-cost legal services in the areas of family, housing, immigration, consumer debt, and more.

Affordable Lawyers Program - Hawaii

  • The AFFORDABLE LAWYERS PROGRAM offers quality legal services at affordable prices to individuals who make too much money to qualify for free Legal Aid services.

Mediation Center of the Pacific

  • The Mediation Center of the Pacific is a non-profit organization established in 1979. Mediation is an informal, private process in which a neutral third party, the mediator, helps people talk through their differences and negotiate solutions.

Medical

Balancing Work and Cancer

  • As of January 2012, there are more than 13.7 million cancer survivors in the US. With the number of survivors continuously growing, there is an increasing need for resources and support to help them get back to everyday life and work after diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer

  • The official Website for The National Cancer Institute.

Cancer Hope Network

  • Cancer Cancer Hope Network, provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to people with cancer and their families. They match patients with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone a similar experience.

American Diabetes Association

  • This site provides a wealth of information about living with diabetes.

Family Doctor

  • All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Association of Family Physicians.

Heart Disease

  • An educational site that provides a wide range of information and services about heart disease and lowering risk factors.

HIV/AIDS

  • A comprehensive site presented by the US National Institutes of Health.

KidsHealth

  • KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995—and has been accessed by more than 170,000,000 visitors.

Mayo Clinic

  • This site is is an extension of the Mayo Clinic's commitment to provide health education to patients and the general public. The Website has added interactive tools to assist consumers in managing their health.

MedLine

  • An alphabetical list of "Health Topics" consists of more than 300 specific diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Additional resources include physician and hospital directories, several online medical dictionaries, and consumer drug information available by generic or brand name.

 

Mental Health

Mental Health Information

  • This site provides information on a wide variety of mental illness issues and disorders.

Network of Care for Hawaii

  • This site provides a large searchable listing of services providers in Hawaii. You will also find information about laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.

Parents and Children

Born Learning

  • Find helpful tips on what to expect at each stage of baby or toddler development.

Choosing Child Care in Hawaii

  • This website offers great information, written specifically for Hawaii families, on types of childcare, working with the caregivers and search for childcare.

Temper Tantrums

  • Tantrums are a normal part of growing up, but it helps to know how to handle them.

Parenting Press

  • This website has a wealth of information on parenting issues as well as excellent materials to purchase. This link takes you to their many "Weekly Tips" for parents of all aged children.

Smoking Cessation

Quit Net

  • Join tens of thousands of smokers who find support on QuitNet every month. QuitNet combines proven scientific methods with advances made possible by the Web to deliver personalized support to smokers whenever they need it.

Consumer Information

Nolo's Consumer Protection Section

  • Check out Nolo's Consumer Protection section to learn about buying, selling, and leasing cars, consumer warranties, identify fraud, travel scams and tips, banking and credit cards, canceling contracts, and more. The articles and FAQs contain useful information, tips, and links to help you become a savvy consumer, avoid fraud, and take appropriate action when you do encounter trouble.

AnnualCreditReport.com

  • Visit this site to order your annual free credit report from all three credit bureaus. Also has FAQs about reporting credit fraud, placing a fraud alert on your account, disputing information on your credit report, and ordering reports more than once per year.

myFICO

  • For a small fee, you can obtain your FICO score, understand the factors affecting it, and learn how to improve and protect it. MyFICO's financial help center has lots of information on auto loans, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, and avoiding credit and identity fraud.

Consumer Reports

  • Consumer Reports has been a leader in product reviews for many years, providing information about the quality and reliability of large and small electronics, appliances, home and garden products, baby and toddler equipment, and more. Its annual Car Buying issue has been a consumer favorite for many years. Its money section provides information about banking and credit, personal investing, travel, and retirement products.

The Center for Auto Safety

  • Learn about automobile manufacturer secret warranty programs, discover typical defects for various car makes and models, and file and view complaints about car warranty issues. This website also provides links to each state's auto lemon laws.

Bankrate.com

  • This website has loads of online calculators for mortgages, auto loans, credit card payment and interest, investment, retirement savings, college financing, and more. You can also shop for credit cards, mortgages, and other financial products, while comparing rates and terms.

Gambling Disorders

Gamblers Anonymous