Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Free and Confidential Counseling

 The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to All Chesapeake Public Schools employees and their family members.  EAP provides assistance with the types of challenges we can all face in work or home life.

If you are currently faced with a challenge, or would like to talk to someone, please call EAP at 1-800-899-8174 or 757-363-6777 to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our licensed or clinical professionals.

For more information, visit EAP OnlineUsername: CPS


Standing Together When Tragedy Hits Home

Often in the immediacy of traumatic events like we experienced Friday in the City of Virginia Beach, many people find themselves struggling to regain a sense of normalcy.  It is not uncommon that the full impact of the event strikes them days or even weeks later.  This can add extra stress to workers whose daily challenges test their resiliency on a regular basis. As we all heal, it is important that we pay attention to the signs of stress to aid the recovery process.

Please take this time to take care of yourselves and each other.  Should you feel the need to speak to someone about this event, or are concerned about a coworker, do not hesitate to reach out to our EAP service.

EAP is offered through a third party vendor.  Our vendor is Optima Health.   ALL EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS can use this service, regardless of who you have health insurance with.

Resources provided by Optima EAP

Please read and share the following resources as you see fit.

Helping Children
Cope with Trauma

Standing Together When Tragedy Hits Home

Trauma Response
Do and Don’ts

Identifying Traumatic Reactions in the Workplace

In addition to licensed clinicians, Optima EAP has providers specifically trained in dealing with critical incidents and the impact they have on the workplace. This free and confidential service is a simple phone call away at 757-363-6777 or 800-899-8174.

Please also refer to our website OptimaEAP.com for additional resources.