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Sometimes problems can be overwhelming. Even healthy people can have trouble coping. It can be hard to know when problems are too difficult for us to handle alone. We are a solution focused, short-term counseling service. We offer no-cost assistance to all Jeffco Public Schools employees, their family members over age 15, and retirees. “We’re here when you need us.”

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    Ten Steps for Improving Relationship Communication

    It's a sad fact that close to half of first marriages in this country still end in divorce. For second and third marriages the statistics are even higher. And while there are many reasons for marriage failures, the most common thread in virtually all fractured relationships is poor communication.

    While we humans generally love to communicate, far too often we do a poor job of it with the person who should be the most important one in our lives, our spouse or partner. Poor communication creates walls between people, often hiding small hurts, issues, and problems until they become large, explosive issues.

    Communication in a relationship should be a bridge, an avenue through which you can discuss current problems, find an understanding listener, and work together to discover solutions.

    To help make that happen, try strengthening basic communication skills with your partner:

    1. Listen, really listen, to each other, keeping quiet and not interrupting or trying to defend yourself when your partner is speaking.

    2. Listen not just to the words, but also to the feelings in the message and the emotions being expressed.

    3. Really try to put yourself in your partner's shoes. You don't have to agree with everything being said, but try to understand, from his or her perspective, the experience being shared.

    To website for full article

    If you would like further information or to speak with an EAP counselor, please contact your confidential Employee Assistance Program at 303-982-0377.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Your EAP offers no-cost assistance to all Jeffco Public Schools employees, their family members over age 15, and retirees.  "We're here when you need us."

    Posted Feb 8, 2019, 10:15 AM by kphelan@jeffcoschools.us
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Deb Martin receives the 2017 Daetwiler Award from Colorado EAPA

Jeffco Public Schools Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

receives two state awards

The EAP was recognized for its exceptional contributions in 2015. Staff received the Colorado Employee Assistance Professionals Association award for the most outstanding EAP. Staff members include Deb Martin, EAP counselor; Kirsten Phelan, secretary; and Kathleen Remington, manager/counselor.

The association also awarded Kathleen Remington the Daetwiler Award. This award is given for distinguished service. It is presented to the most exceptional employee assistance professional in the state as chosen by past award recipients.

They were also recognized by the Board of Education on March 3rd 2016.