COMING UP: Stress Management Presented by Cascade Centers
Tuesday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sign Up
Managing all of the different stressors in life is a challenge. Because of the effects stress creates on physical health, emotional well-being, and work productivity, people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of stress reduction and management. Faculty and staff employees are invited to attend this online workshop to explore the effects of stress and techniques you can use to reduce it.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Your wellbeing isn't just about your physical health. It is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial health.
Pacific University supports the comprehensive wellbeing of our employees with the Employee Assistance Program through Cascade Centers. This free, confidential service helps you access a wide range of wellness and counseling resources to support you and your family through life's varied journeys - from moments of crisis and grief to phases of personal empowerment and career growth.
Cascade Centers can also provide you with concierge services to help make day-to-day stresses a little easier. Are you looking for child or elder care in your area? Cascade Centers can pre-screen facilities within a given area and assist you with information about ratings and availabilities.
The Employee Assistance Program also offers a comprehensive assistance platform that seamlessly uses technology, activity trackers, and game mechanics to turn common wellness goals—like drinking enough water or moving more—into motivating challenges that help people create healthier lifestyles.
Find information online or call Cascade Centers at 800-433-2320.
PLEASE NOTE: Cascade Centers is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and equitable society for all.
At the initial point of contact, when requesting counseling services, EAP intake counselors work with members to identify variables important to them to inform selection of a counselor in the network. The Employee Assistance Program is able to sort counselors by the following variables, which allow members to select a counselor who they feel most comfortable working with:
- Clinical specialty; including expertise working with LGBTQ population, serving people with learning disabilities, experience with geriatrics, military veterans, etc.
- Geographic location, including neighborhoods with diversity in SES
- Accessibility of office location for those with mobility issues
- Language spoken
To learn more about diversity at Cascade Centers, please review their strategies to promote equity.
Did you know that the Employee Assistance Program has live, ongoing webinars? Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up:
Relationships and Money
Thursday, February 25, 2021
This webinar is presented at 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM (PST). Sign Up
We all have a relationship with our money; whether it's a good or bad relationship can depend on many things in our lives. Surveys tell us that stress about money can also have a big influence on our relationships with others. Join us as we explain how life experiences and emotions influence our finances, and then outline best practices to increase our awareness and improve our communications with friends and family.
Discover more webinars offered by the Employee Assistance Program. Visit the Cascade Centers Webinar webpage.
Intake and Assessment
Up to three sessions per incident, per client, per year for problem identification, assessment, the establishment of outcome goals, recommendations, priorities and actions needed to reach goals.
The anonymous information line is available to employees and dependents seeking information about general mental health and EAP services. Call 800-433-2320 and ask for the information line Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can schedule a live, online virtual session with an EAP consultant to answer questions, assist with problem resolution, and provide advice customized to your situation. For additional information, or to set up a session, please visit the Cascade Center's e-support website.
Available on a 24-hour, 7 day a week basis. Call 800-433-2320, text 503-850-7721 or access the Crisis Counseling website for more information.
Cascade will help locate resources and information nationwide related to:
- Eldercare | Finding solutions for the aging needs of our loved ones
- Childcare | Infant to College-age information and resources for childcare, education, parenting and adoption
- Identity Theft | Employees and family members receive unlimited phone consultation for ID recovery, support, and prevention techniques. Services include guidance immediately after discovery of the ID theft, access to financial advisors or attorneys, guidance on how to minimize risk such as what to do today, how to maintain vigilance, and how to protect yourself on the web.
- Concierge Services | Cascade offers information and resource services for today's busy people. The EAP team will research and locate resources and provide that information to you within two business days of the call. Whether it is the season playbill at a local Shakespeare Festival or dog obedience training, EAP can help find those resources for you.
For employees seeking resources related to eldercare, childcare, tutors, in-home child assistance, and other dependent care topics, the Employee Assistance Program from Cascade Centers can help. Please review the Dependent Care Support Services offered through EAP along with the childcare resource list compiled for Pacific University employees.
Cascade Centers provides consultations with licensed professionals for a variety of legal and financial matters. Discounted rates are available for services that exceed limits.
Home Ownership Program
If you are looking to buy, sell, refinance, or invest in a home, take advantage of the Home Ownership Program. This program offers a network of pre-screened service providers that offer free, no obligation consultations. Also available are pre-negotiated discounts with all of these providers. Using this program, you can save substantial time and money.
For your free consultation or more information about the Home Ownership Program, call 1-844-613-HOME.
Cascade Personal Wellness
Unlimited access to wellness coaches for assistance with making lifestyle changes for areas such as: weight management, fitness, smoking cessation, and chronic conditions.
- Go to www.wellcall.com
- Click on Members
- Register as a new user
- Use company password: Pacific University
- Cascade Personal Wellness
Cascade Personal Advantage
Cascade Personal Advantage is a interactive website providing innovative, online, educational tools: kick a habit, take self assessments, compare child and elder care services, watch informative video clips, and more.
- Go to the Cascade Personal Advantage webpage
- Register as a new user
- Use company password: Pacific University
Pet Parent Resources
Cascade Centers offers support when you have questions about your furry friends. From pet insurance discounts to new pet parent guidance, they can help. Learn more about this service today!
WholeLife Directions and the WholeLife Scale
The WholeLife Directions app provided by the Employee Assistance program is a free, confidential tool to help you bring awareness to your current health status and provide easy-to-access self-use tools to help you feel better. The app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness resources and includes digital guidance designed to help you create meaningful change.